Should teen sexting be outlawed?

Should teen sexting be outlawed? Or should it be a slap on the wrist with more counseling given and mandatory parental education plans? What role should schools and churches play in this?¬†I ask because I deal with sexting everyday of my life. I am the Dean of Students at a very large suburban high school: [Read More…]

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Presenting at KS City Oasis

What better way to spend Mother’s Day than to talk to people about healthy sexuality!!? After all it takes lovers to become mothers. ūüėČ I have been invited to speak at the Kansas City Oasis this coming Sunday, May 8, 2016¬†@ 11 am. Title of my presentation- Healthy Sexuality: How do we & who gets [Read More…]

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Rape Culture Alive and Well

It’s difficult for me when you use such language as “rape culture” to describe our faith. ¬†I love our church and the gospel. And I know the last thing anyone in our church would want is for anyone to get raped. Why do you speak so negatively about our church? Thank you for your question. [Read More…]

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“I thought I was the only one” – No Longer!

“I see a lot of other women saying things like, “I thought I was the only one” in all¬†the news reports I’m watching. And that’s exactly how I have felt for so long. ¬†Nobody talks about this kind of stuff. I’ve been at BYU for three years now staying silent about what happened to me. [Read More…]

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Upcoming Events I’ll be Presenting At

I will be out in Salt Lake City, Utah this following weekend for several events. ¬†The Mormon Mental Health Association is hosting Richard and Lawrence Siegel to present a training for therapists called Challenging the Sex Addiction Model. ¬†The general public is also welcome to attend for a reduced fee that will not include Continuing [Read More…]

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Upcoming Presentations in Arizona

For those of you who are interested – I will be one of the presenters at Sunstone Southwest on February 20th. ¬†I will also be offering my Sexuality after a Mormon Transition workshop on February 21st. [Read more…]

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Survey on Sexual Education

My colleague Kristin Hodson, who is a fellow certified sex therapist, is conducting the following informal, short survey regarding whether or not parents/guardians would consider offering a child a mirror to look at their genitals an appropriate approach to use in their sexual education methods. ¬†Participation would be greatly appreciated. ¬†Thank you. Would you give [Read More…]

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Upcoming Sexual Intimacy Workshops in December

I’ll be giving two presentations while I’m out in Utah during Christmas break in a few weeks. The first is sponsored by Mormon Matters and A Thoughtful Faith and is called Intimacy and Happiness in Mormon Marriage. The second is sponsored by Mormon Transitions and is called Sexuality After a Mormon Transition. Both have limited [Read More…]

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I’m dating and my kids saw us kissing…

I’m a widow and have started dating this great guy who my kids just adore. We’ve been dating since the summer and my kids see our affection – holding hands, hugging, rubbing backs. One of the kids caught us giving a quick peck on the lips. The word got out among the kids and they [Read More…]

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One More Day to Register… Let’s Talk About Sex

Let’s Talk About Sex – How to talk about what we don‚Äôt know how to talk about! WHEN Thursday, Oct. 22nd, 7-10pm WHERE Utah Valley University Student Life & Wellness Center SL 101 Orem With Certified Sex Therapist, Natasha Helfer Parker MORE INFORMATION For more information and to register for the event,¬†visit the event page¬†on [Read More…]

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