Welcome to Episode #57 of the Red Ink Revival Leadership Podcast. Today’s conversation is with Dr. Todd Bowman, a psychologist, neuroscientist, and amazing human being as we talk through parenting healthy sexuality in a hyper-sexualized world.
Our topics take us into why parents avoid sexual conversations, the church’s culture of secrecy and shame around sexuality, the importance of consistent appropriate sex conversations with kids throughout their lives, and how to actually talk to your kids about sexual matters. We discuss nuances in pornography and its impact on a child’s spirituality, physiology, and nervous system. We continue with ideas of sex positivity, rather than building negative sex frameworks with our kids. We wrap up the episode with Todd telling his own parenting story regarding a traumatic experience of one of his sons. This is an amazing episode and is part 1 of 2 on this topic.
Dr. Bowman is the Associate Professor of Counseling at Indiana Wesleyan University. He is an Adjunct Professor for Human Sexuality at Nazarene Theological Seminary. He is an Adjunct Professor of the Intro to Psychology at Nazarene Bible College. He is the author of a great parenting book called Angry Birds and Killer Bees: Talking to Your Kids About Sex. He is the author and editor of Reclaiming Sexual Wholeness.
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Edited and produced by Evan (Emac) McAlister