Fathers Be Good to Your Daughters: The Powerful Connection Between Fatherlessness and Pornography

Fathers Be Good to Your Daughters: The Powerful Connection Between Fatherlessness and Pornography

Tim Rarick, PhD

Fatherlessness and pornography are to society as fuel and wind are to a forest fire—both feed off of and amplify each other. In short, my main premise is that pornography is profiting from the breakdown of the family—particularly in the area of the father-daughter relationship—and this family breakdown is fueling the porn industry.

Dads can provide a unique contribution to the social, emotional, and sexual development of his daughters. This presentation will explore what daughters gain from an involved father—not the least of which is a respect for the body, a healthy view of intimacy and sexuality, wholesome relationships with men, and the power to avoid sexual exploitation. Come learn how to get Dads involved to fight pornography in a way that few can.

Tim Rarick is a professor in marriage, family, and child development at BYU-Idaho. He received a Masters and Doctorate degrees from Kansas State University in Marriage, Family, & Human Development. Dr. Rarick also works with several organizations to promote and protect the family through public policy, social media, and research. Tim has spoken to a variety of audiences including academics, teens, and everything in between regarding marriage, fatherhood, and pornography to name a few. Dr. Rarick has also presented 3 times at the United Nations in New York City. Tim and his wife, Jodi, have been married for 16 years and have one son and three daughters. He loves swimming, playing guitar, basketball, tennis, and ping-pong. He is also a sucker for popcorn and a good movie.