Confident: Helping Parents Navigate Online Exposure
When a parent discovers her child or teenager has been looking at pornography, it can be alarming, hurtful, even frightening. In the confusion of the moment, it is important for parents to understand that these are not uncharted waters. Millions of parents have faced this situation. Millions more will face this situation in the future. The critical question is: Will they face it well?
Confident is a step-by-step conversation guide. The guide includes:
- Information about the prevalence of pornography use today
- A four-step process for discussing pornography with a child or teen
- Scripts for conversing with a child about pornography in the light of biblical sexuality
- Answers to frequently asked questions
- Information about porn use vs. porn addiction
- A plan for protecting your home and devices
Protecting the Home
Covenant Eyes. Internet content-blocking and accountability software with screen monitoring and activity reporting to an accountability partner.
Devices: Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS*
*iOS screen accountability only available when using Covenant Eyes browser.
Our Pact. Mobile parenting app that allows parents to remotely locate and manage their children’s devices, including internet content blocking, application restrictions, text blocking, location finder, and management of device time limits.
Devices: Android, iOS
Norton Family Premier. Parenting application suite with internet content blocking, application restrictions, text blocking, location finder, management of device time limits, and social media and video supervision.
Devices: Windows, Android, iOS
*some features not supported on iOS devices.
Protect Young Minds. General resource guide for protecting your home and educating your children on the dangers of pornography.
Addiction Recovery and Support
Reclaim Sexual Health. Online addiction recovery program for individuals and their spouses provided by Elizabeth Ministries.
STRIVE. 21-day challenge to break free from pornography addiction.
Exodus 90. A 90-day spiritual exercise consisting of prayer, asceticism, and fraternity to help men grow in self-mastery and purity.
Bloom. Digital community for women healing from the trauma of infidelity.
Local Certified Sexual Addiction Therapists
- Sr. Tina Alfieri, LCSW, CSAT, MCAP
P.O. Box 141196
Gainesville, FL 32614
- Albert Lamoureux, MA, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC
6034 Chester Avenue, Suite 119
Jacksonville, FL 32217
For a full listing of therapists in the diocese who are part of our network, visit the Catholic Therapist Network page.