Floyd Godfrey, PhD

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When Boys Are Molested by Women: Unspoken Abuse

By Floyd Godfrey, PhD The prevailing narrative surrounding sexual abuse often portrays adult males as perpetrators and young girls as the victims. This portrayal, while statistically significant,... Read More »

Christian Parents Preparing for the “Sex talk” with Children and Teens

Floyd Godfrey, PhD In a world where conversations about human sexuality are often skewed by media and societal pressures, Christian parents face the daunting task of guiding their children... Read More »

The Crucible of Leadership: Navigating Moral Challenges and Isolation in Ministry

Floyd Godfrey, PhD In the journey of Christian leadership, pastors, priests, and church leaders are on the frontline of spiritual guidance and morality. Yet, this path is often fraught with... Read More »

The Coolidge Effect: Addressing Pornography Addiction in College-Age Students

Floyd Godfrey, PhD The Coolidge Effect, defined by the propensity for animals—and humans—to seek novelty, plays a critical role in the understanding of pornography addiction,... Read More »

Good Nutrition: A Cornerstone in Recovery for Sex and Pornography Addiction

Floyd Godfrey, PhD In the realm of recovery for sex and pornography addiction, the importance of good nutrition cannot be overstated. While therapy and psychological interventions form the... Read More »

Sexual Confusion Around the World

Floyd Godfrey, PhD Sexual confusion is a phenomenon that transcends geographical and cultural boundaries. As both a Board Certified Christian Counselor and a Clinical Sexologist, I have had the... Read More »

Voyeurism and Voyeuristic Tendencies

Floyd Godfrey, PhD Voyeurism manifests when an individual gets sexual gratification from observing unsuspecting people who are undressing, naked, or engaged in sexual activity. This behavior has... Read More »

Why Your Teenage Son Hesitates to Disclose His Pornography Addiction

Floyd Godfrey, PhD The deep silence that shrouds the issue of pornography addiction among teenagers, particularly sons, is heavily laden with shame. This shame, a pervasive feeling of being... Read More »

The Impact of Pornography on Children and Teens: A Guide for Parents

Floyd Godfrey, PhD In the age of digital proliferation, the exposure of children and teens to pornography is an increasingly prevalent issue. This unregulated encounter with adult content sends... Read More »

Juvenile Sex Offense: From Victim to Perpetrator in Child Abuse

Floyd Godfrey, PhD The complex dynamics of child abuse often reveal a painful cycle where victims may transform into perpetrators, particularly among older children and teens. This phenomenon,... Read More »

Guided by the Spirit in Counseling: Integrating Faith and Psychology

Floyd Godfrey, PhD In the journey of counseling, the intertwining paths of spiritual guidance and professional intervention create a unique roadmap towards healing and understanding. This... Read More »

Marriage is Not a Treatment for Pornography Addiction

Floyd Godfrey, PhD In a world increasingly aware of the complexities of sexual addiction, a common misconception lingers: that marriage, with its promise of regular sexual intimacy, can serve as... Read More »

Erectile Dysfunction and Pornography Addiction: Unveiling the Connection

Dr. Floyd Godfrey In recent years, the surge in pornography consumption has raised significant concerns among health professionals about its impact on sexual health, particularly among young men.... Read More »

A Christian Perspective on Accountability Partners for Sex and Pornography Addiction

By Dr. Floyd Godfrey In the journey toward healing and sobriety from sex and pornography addiction, the value of accountability cannot be overstated. Within the Christian community, we recognize... Read More »

The Hidden Struggle of Christian Leadership: Navigating Moral Failings and Isolation

Dr. Floyd Godfrey Christian leadership, by its very nature, is a calling that demands not just spiritual stewardship but also a high moral compass. Pastors, priests, and church leaders, tasked... Read More »

Understanding and Providing Appropriate Help for Juvenile Sex Offenders

Dr. Floyd Godfrey Juvenile sex offending is a complex and sensitive issue that demands our focused attention and compassion. It is not only about addressing the behavior but also understanding... Read More »

The Path to Recovery for Teenage Boys with Problematic Sexual Behaviors

Dr. Floyd Godfrey The journey of adolescence is complex, marked by various physical, emotional, and psychological developments. For some teenage boys, this period is further complicated by the... Read More »

Understanding Teen Loneliness in High School: A Growing Concern for Parents

Dr. Floyd Godfrey High school can be a pivotal time in a teenager's life, filled with both exciting milestones and significant challenges. Among these challenges, loneliness stands out as a... Read More »

The Silent Struggle: Understanding Human Loneliness and Its Impact on Mental Health

Dr. Floyd Godfrey In the tapestry of human emotions, loneliness stands out as a uniquely pervasive and profound experience, cutting across the arbitrary boundaries of age and life stages. This... Read More »

What is PTSD and How Does it Happen?

Dr. Floyd Godfrey The phenomenon of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) represents a significant aspect of mental health that impacts millions of Americans. With a combination of insightful... Read More »

Overcoming Pornography Addiction with Effective Use of Porn Blockers and Filters

Dr. Floyd Godfrey The pervasive reach of internet pornography has escalated concerns about its impact on mental health, particularly in the context of pornography addiction. This article delves... Read More »

Understanding Clinical Depression and Unveiling the Underlying Factors

Dr. Floyd Godfrey Clinical depression, often perceived through the lens of persistent sadness and loss of interest, is a complex condition influenced by a multitude of factors. Unlike the... Read More »

Supporting Teenage Boys Overcoming Sexual Abuse and Pornography Addiction: A Path to Healing

Dr. Floyd Godfrey In an era where the digital landscape shapes much of our learning and interaction, the prevalence of pornography and its accessibility pose significant challenges, particularly... Read More »

Breaking Free from Pornography Addiction: Overcoming Shame and Finding True Acceptance

By Floyd Godfrey, PhD   In the journey to overcome pornography addiction, many men grapple with a deep-seated belief that underpins much of their struggle: "No one would love me the... Read More »

The Pervasive Impact of Sexualized Media on Youth

Dr. Floyd Godfrey The digital age has ushered in unprecedented access to content, significantly influencing the developmental landscape for young people. Amidst this digital deluge, a concerning... Read More »

Prevention and Understanding: Navigating the Path Away from Suicide

Dr. Floyd Godfrey Recognizing the Signs of Suicidal Thoughts Suicide remains a significant public health issue in the United States, touching the lives of people across all demographics.... Read More »

Pornhub's Departure from Texas: A Beacon of Hope in Combating Pornography Addiction

Dr. Floyd Godfrey In an unprecedented move that has sent ripples through the realms of digital media and public health, Pornhub, one of the most visited adult content websites, has officially... Read More »

Cognitive Habits That Generate Anxiety: A Deeper Understanding for Professionals and Individuals

Dr. Floyd Godfrey Anxiety, a pervasive concern in both clinical and everyday settings, often roots itself in cognitive habits that distort our perception of reality. Professionals working in... Read More »

Resolving Curiosity: Educating Young Men on Sexuality and Pornography

Dr. Floyd Godfrey In an era where the digital landscape is rife with accessibility to explicit content, teenage boys are navigating through a crucial phase of curiosity and exploration. This... Read More »

Navigating Through Styles of Addiction in Sex and Pornography Addiction

By Dr. Floyd Godfrey The journey toward overcoming sex and pornography addiction is a path fraught with challenges and deep psychological underpinnings. Recognizing the specific "styles of... Read More »

The Church's Role in Supporting Men Overcoming Pornography Addiction

Dr. Floyd Godfrey In an era where digital content is incessantly at our fingertips, pornography addiction has burgeoned into a pervasive issue, notably among Christian men within the church. This... Read More »

Depression and Pornography Addiction: Navigating the Dual Struggle

Dr. Floyd Godfrey The intertwining of depression and pornography addiction presents a significant challenge for many individuals, drawing attention from counselors, coaches, and mental health... Read More »

Guiding Your Child Through Toxic Shame and Pornography Addiction

Dr. Floyd Godfrey Pornography addiction, especially among adolescents, is a concern that has escalated in the digital age, presenting unique challenges for families. Understanding the... Read More »

How I Hid My Pornography Addiction From Parents

By Floyd Godfrey *The name Kyle has been used in this story to protect the identity of this young man. Hi, I'm Kyle, a Christian teenager, and I want to share a part of my journey... Read More »

Virtual Reality and Pornography Addiction: Navigating New Challenges

Dr. Floyd Godfrey The emergence of virtual reality (VR) technology has transformed various sectors, including entertainment, education, and now, more concerningly, the realm of pornography. As... Read More »

When Parents Discover Their Child Has Been Sexually Abused

Dr. Floyd Godfrey In the wake of discovering a child has been subjected to sexual abuse, parents are often engulfed by a tumult of emotions: anger, guilt, despair, and confusion. It's a... Read More »

Supporting Teenage Boys Who Have Been Sexually Abused

Dr. Floyd Godfrey Sexual abuse among teenage boys is a critical issue that requires our immediate attention and action. Statistics indicate that 1 in 6 boys under the age of 18 experiences... Read More »

Navigating the Shadows of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Dr. Floyd Godfrey Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) remains a critical issue impacting the lives of countless individuals long into adulthood. Recognizing its prevalence and the signs of abuse is... Read More »

Why is Pornography So Addicting?

by Dr. Floyd Godfrey   Understanding the Allure The magnetic pull of pornography largely stems from its ability to hijack the brain's reward system. This hijacking is akin to the... Read More »

Navigating the Maze: Overcoming the Sexual Addiction Cycle Through Education and Therapeutic Intervention

By Dr. Floyd Godfrey The intricacies of the sexual addiction cycle, particularly as it pertains to pornography addiction, present a significant challenge for many individuals. This cycle,... Read More »

Guiding Our Sons Through the Maze: Talking to Teenage Boys About Pornography

By Floyd Godfrey In a world saturated with digital content, one of the most challenging conversations Christian fathers can have with their sons is about pornography. The internet has made... Read More »

Ten Indicators of Sex or Pornography Addiction

By Dr. Floyd Godfrey In my years of clinical practice, I've encountered many individuals struggling to escape the grip of sex or pornography addiction. This addiction can silently... Read More »

A Christian Perspective on Discussing Sex and Pornography with Your Teens

By Floyd Godfrey   In a world where the tide of information is unceasing and the waves of societal change constantly crash upon the shores of our homes, Christian parents find themselves... Read More »

Adult Support for Christian Boys Fighting Against Pornography Addiction

By Dr. Floyd Godfrey   The Importance of Parental Oversight For many Christian teenage boys, the concept of having parents or guardians "check" their phones might seem... Read More »

The Challenges of Sextortion and Pornography Addiction Among Teens

Dr. Floyd Godfrey   The digital age has brought with it a myriad of challenges, especially for our teenagers. Among these, sextortion and pornography addiction have emerged as significant... Read More »

Breaking Free: The Joy of Overcoming Pornography Addiction

Dr. Floyd Godfrey   The journey away from the clutches of sex and pornography addiction is not merely a path toward abstaining from harmful behaviors but a gateway to profound joy and... Read More »

When Teenage Boys Are Gaslighting Parents About Their Pornography Addiction

By Floyd Godfrey   In the digital age, the accessibility of online content has led to an increase in pornography addiction among teenagers, particularly boys. This addiction often goes... Read More »

The Complexities of Sex and Pornography Addiction as an Attachment Disorder

Dr. Floyd Godfrey   Sex and pornography addiction are increasingly recognized as complex issues that extend beyond mere behavioral problems, delving deep into the realm of attachment... Read More »

Maintaining Faith Through the Journey: Overcoming Pornography Addiction

Dr. Floyd Godfrey   The Prevalence of Pornography Addiction In today's digital age, pornography addiction has emerged as a significant challenge affecting many, including those... Read More »

Lean into the Pain: A Guide to Recovery from Sex and Pornography Addiction

By Dr. Floyd Godfrey   Embracing Discomfort for Growth In the journey towards recovery from sex and pornography addiction, the path is often strewn with challenges that test our... Read More »

Breaking the Secret: Teenagers with a Pornography Addiction

By Floyd Godfrey   I know talking about stuff like pornography addiction can feel really awkward, especially when it's something you're dealing with personally. You might feel... Read More »

Navigating Gender Identity: Understanding and Support for Those Considering Detransition

Dr. Floyd Godfrey   In recent times, the discourse around gender identity and transgender experiences has grown significantly. Alongside this, an emerging narrative of individuals... Read More »

The Dangers of Pornography Addiction: Recognizing and Overcoming a Hidden Struggle

By Floyd Godfrey   In an era where digital content is at our fingertips, pornography addiction has emerged as a pressing concern, posing significant dangers to mental health,... Read More »

Understanding Gender Confusion: Insights from Walt Heyer's Journey

By Floyd Godfrey *This article explores the complex issue of gender confusion through the lens of Walt Heyer, an individual who publicly shares his journey through gender transition and regret,... Read More »

Gaslighting, Teenage Boys, and Pornography Addiction: A Guide for Parents

By Floyd Godfrey   In the digital age, pornography addiction has become an increasingly prevalent issue among teenagers, particularly boys. This addiction often remains hidden, cloaked in... Read More »

Healing Betrayal Trauma Amidst Pornography Addiction

Dr. Floyd Godfrey   In today's digital age, the shadows of pornography addiction cast long and often unseen tendrils into the lives of many, affecting not just those ensnared by its... Read More »

How to Stop Sex and Pornography Addiction: A Path to Recovery

By Floyd Godfrey   In today's digital age, the accessibility of pornography has led to an increase in sex and pornography addiction, affecting individuals' mental health and... Read More »

A Teenager’s Freedom from Pornography Addiction: Kyle's Journey

By Dr. Floyd Godfrey   In the heart of a society increasingly entangled in the web of digital consumption, the story of Kyle, a high school student, shines as a beacon of hope and... Read More »

Anxiety and Sex or Pornography Addiction: Unraveling the Tangled Web

Dr. Floyd Godfrey   The prevalence of sex and pornography addiction is a growing concern among mental health professionals. These addictions often coexist with anxiety-related issues,... Read More »

Understanding Trust Issues in Pornography Addiction

By Dr. Floyd Godfrey   The journey of overcoming pornography addiction is as much about healing the heart as it is about breaking the habit. At the core of many addiction stories lies a... Read More »

The Impact of Early Childhood Exposure to Pornography on Neurological Development and Adult Pornography...

By Dr. Floyd Godfrey   The digital age has ushered in unprecedented access to pornography, with increasingly younger audiences finding it within reach. This early childhood exposure to... Read More »

Understanding the Sexual Addiction Cycle and Overcoming Pornography Addiction

By Dr. Floyd Godfrey   In the realms of mental health and recovery, few topics are as pervasive and challenging as the sexual addiction cycle and pornography addiction. This article aims... Read More »

Pornography Addiction, Toxic Shame, and Spirituality

By Floyd Godfrey   In the modern digital age, the challenge of pornography addiction is increasingly prevalent among many, including Christians. This addiction is not only a physical or... Read More »

Exploring the Styles of Pornography Addiction: Arousal, Satiation, and Fantasy

Dr. Floyd Godfrey   The digital age has seen the rise of many conveniences and advancements, but it has also ushered in challenges, notably in the realm of pornography addiction. This... Read More »

Guiding Christian Fathers on Addressing Pornography Addiction within Families

Dr. Floyd Godfrey   In today's digital age, Christian fathers face the challenging task of discussing sensitive topics like pornography with their sons. The prevalence of internet... Read More »

Crafting Powerful Small Groups for a Lifetime Impact in Christian Teen Ministry

By Floyd Godfrey *To watch my presentation on this topic: YouTube.   In the landscape of Christian teen ministry, the creation of small groups stands as a pivotal element in... Read More »

Facilitating Meaningful Discussion in Small Groups for Christian Teen Ministry

By Floyd Godfrey *To watch my presentation on this topic: YouTube.   As stewards of young souls in Christian teen ministries, our aim goes beyond mere gatherings; it's about... Read More »

Group Cohesion Dynamics – Powerful Small Groups in Teen Ministry

By Floyd Godfrey *To watch my presentation on this topic: YouTube.   Group cohesion is the lifeblood of effective small groups in Christian teen ministries. It fosters a sense of... Read More »

Transparency in Teen Ministry: Fostering an Environment of Openness

By Floyd Godfrey *To watch my presentation on this topic: YouTube.   As pastors and volunteers dedicated to nurturing the spiritual growth of our Christian youth, understanding and... Read More »

Building Confidentiality and Trust in Christian Teen Ministries

By Floyd Godfrey *To watch my presentation on this topic: YouTube.   In the sacred journey of nurturing faith among young believers, small groups within Christian teen ministries serve... Read More »

The Hallmarks of an Effective Small Group Leader in Teen Ministry

By Floyd Godfrey *To watch my presentation on this topic: YouTube.   In the heart of every vibrant youth ministry lies a network of small groups, each a microcosm of the larger... Read More »

Withdrawal Symptoms in the Battle Against Pornography Addiction

By Dr. Floyd Godfrey   Overcoming pornography addiction is a significant challenge for many, marked not just by the effort to break free from habitual behaviors but also by the withdrawal... Read More »