Pedophiles are deelply entrenched into the life of the church and most of them will never be caught. Why are churches so ill equipped to detect them and how can Church Protect Institute give you all the tools you need to be able to spot them and intervene? Find out in this episode!
Church Protect Institute launches October 16-20th in Southwest Pennsylvania. Find out in this episode what it is all about and why it is something worth investing time into. Jon and Jimmy unpack what they will be covering each day during this intensive training program.
In this episode, Jimmy interviews a college friend who is a male survivor of child sexual abuse. He shares his story about being abused at the hands of a relative for 3 years of his life during his middle school years, what the effects of the abuse are, how he lost his faith in God for years, and how he has found healing. Jimmy's friend shares tips for how parents today can take steps to protect their kids from the kind of abuse he experienced as a child.
In this episode, Jon and Jimmy share their takeaways from each of the speakers at Church Protect's abuse symposium that was held last week. If you missed it, the videos are available for a short time on Church Protect's Facebook page. It was recorded professionally, and those videos will be available for sale very soon!
As we shift into more subjective criteria for determining whether someone is a wolf or not, Jimmy and Jon talk about another class of wolves--people who claim to be survivors but who prey on others. Are they really survivors or do they use that as a cover to gain access to even more victims? Find out our thoughts in this episode.
Find out in this episode what Jon Uhler learned from his years working in prison about the genres of pornography that sex offenders consume. Hint, not all sex offenders are consuming the same types of pornography. Jon began to see very distinct patterns from different levels of sex offenders when he was in prison, so much so that there is a direct correlation between the types of sex crimes and the genres of porn being consumed. Why is this important? Because you, the listener, need to be informed so that you can ask specific questions about pornography habits when you encounter sex offenders. Another hint--don't expect them to tell the truth.
In this episode, Jon and Jimmy discuss more objective questions people can ask sex offenders to guage if they are being forthright and honest. They also discuss the offenders' porn addiction and how the types of pornography sex offenders consume affects their thinking.
In this episode, learn specific tag lines and catch phrases pedophiles will use when they are being insincere. Learn how to understand the language and psychological techniques abusers use to rope others in to their world of deceit. Jimmy and Jon parse a letter written to a church by a predator and demonstrate how he used very specific techniques in his letter.
This is a continuation of a series where we talk about objective criteria to gague what level of risk a known sex offender poses. We often interact with churches and even family members of pedophiles who believe they are broken and "reformed." In this episode, Jimmy and Jon help you distinguish language patterns so you will know the difference between psycho-babble and truth. Pedophiles are some of the best language artists out there. Learn the most common concrete sayings that will roll off their lips so that you can help others root out decption.
In this 3rd episode in a series called "When a Sex Offender Comes to Church," we will explore more objective criteria so that we can be better equipped at guaging how big a risk someone poses to our children. We will make a shift to subjective criteria and explain what techniques should be used to intervene when we see someone who poses a real risk to our vulnerable members.