Teens, Tech & God is a podcast resource brought to you by Dr. John Thorington, director of Restoring Hearts Counseling in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and author of the book “Pure Teens.” The podcast is dedicated to equipping parents with the tools and knowledge to raise kids committed to God’s purpose for sexuality, the family, and the honorable use of all technology.
In this introductory episode, Dr. John lays a foundation for recovery from sexual addiction and shares more information about the mission of the podcast and Restoring Hearts Counseling.
1:25, Dr. John shares more about his background and what drives him to help clients who may be struggling with addictive behaviors and the addictive qualities of Internet pornography.
3:24, The podcast is designed to be a resource to help parents and ultimately teens who are caught in the cycle of addiction.
5:28, How did we get to where we are now with the porn epidemic? Dr. John shares his thoughts.
6:39, Dr. John offers insights to trends he’s seen over the past 15 years or so.
8:08, What does the Bible say about addiction? We can find an answer in the book of James.
10:36, Are there people in the Bible who appeared to suffer from some sort of addiction, or faced a sexual temptation? Dr. John talks about the stories of Samson and Joseph.
13:39, Let’s not forget about the story of King David.
14:41, We also read about sexual issues within the early church, which can be found in First Corinthians.
15:25, The effects of sex on the brain.
16:36, Kids today are exposed to more pornography in their early lives than many older people saw in an entire lifetime.
18:56, Technology is the “wine” of the 21st century (see Ephesians 5:18).
19:41, The growing number of people hooked on pornography is at an increasing and even higher rate among females.
21:22, Dr. John shares more information about the mission of Restoring Hearts Counseling.
23:16, The action item for this episode: Study the story of the woman caught in adultery from John 8.
If you need to schedule an intensive or get counseling for your teen or yourself, call us at 719-644-5557.