My naiveté astounds even me. When I started this book project, I imagined I could complete a decent draft for a children’s book in a few weeks. Ha!

Eighteen months later, I’m still working on a manuscript entitled Good Pictures, Bad Pictures. Its goal is to help parents explain the brain science behind the dangers of pornography exposure and addictions.

Right now I’m on version 57. It’s getting there!

Thankfully, I have good friends helping me.

Anonymous Mom: She knows who she is. It was her tragic story that got me started on this journey and I will always be grateful for the evening she called and confided in me.

Dr. Gail A. Poyner is my co-author. She owns a successful psychological practice and has a great deal of experience counseling people with sexual addictions. Her research, knowledge and rigorous oversight insure that the explanations of addiction and brain science are clear and accurate.

Claudine Gallacher uses her master’s degree in English to serve as my faithful writing coach, helping me with word choice, phrasing and concepts. We talk all the time!

Nicole Liebert, my neighbor (and my model mom for the header photo!), has accompanied me on speaking engagements and reviewed the manuscript with her sons, ages seven and 10. Her educational and professional background in social work has been invaluable.

Debbie Fox is my talented artist friend who has agreed to illustrate the book once we get it finished. She does beautiful work using water color which seems just right for this project.Good Pictures, Bad Pictures

Tanya Parker Mills has helped me learn all about the world of publishing. She is a talented author with two published novels, and a third on the way.

Many, many others have cheered me on, talked to me about their childhood experiences with pornography, reviewed the manuscript for clarity and readability, and begged me to get this done!

When the book is published, hopefully next spring, parents will be able to read a story to their kids that will explain not only how their “two brains” work, but how their brains can be hurt by pornography. This knowledge will give them a chance to protect themselves against the most insidious addiction out there—internet pornography.

What would you like to see in a book to help you educate and protect your kids against pornography? Any ideas for the authors? Please share! Thanks so much!

Kristen Jenson
Kristen A. Jenson is the founder of Protect Young Minds and author of Good Pictures Bad Pictures: Porn-Proofing Today's Young Kids. Kristen enjoys speaking, writing and anything else that will help empower kids to reject pornography. Kristen earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature, and a master’s degree in Organizational Communication. Kristen currently lives with her husband in Washington State, where she enjoys growing a vegetable garden, watching Masterpiece Theater, and taking long walks with friends who tolerate her incessant talking about you know what. Above all else, her husband and three children are her greatest treasures.
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