As a therapist and volunteer I have worked with sex addicts and their families for over 12 years both clinically and as a volunteer.  I am passionate about helping people find hope and healing.  One of those passions developed when I began noticing a disconcerting pattern. Though our society is becoming more and more sexualized, we are not seeing a corresponding increase in parent-child communication about healthy sexuality. Most parents I talk to know their children are at risk. They know they need to talk to their children frequently. But they have no idea how. The fear of doing something wrong, or of arousing curiosity and experimentation, paralyzes them. And as a result, children are left to their own devices to obtain information.  This has led to alarming trends.  The average age of exposure to internet pornography continues to drop, and there is a massive rise in teen addiction.  I saw the great need for resources for parents, resources that educated them on how to have age-appropriate conversations with their children about healthy sexuality.  Parents need to be empowered to preempt the unhealthy and damaging sexual messages found in society, in order to protect their children.  While we can create government, school, or church programs, no program can compete with the influence of a parent.  To put it simply: my passion is to help parents, because I want to protect children.  As a result of this developing passion, I have presented across the United States and internationally.  And at parents’ requests, I have begun writing books so parents can take this information home.