Treading Boldly through a Pornographic World

A Field Guide for Parents

Parents today are the first generation to raise kids in a digitally connected, porn-saturated world. Porn can be accessed in locker rooms, cafeterias, classrooms, and bedrooms—anywhere kids have access to digital devices. Worse yet, pornography that was once considered fringe has become increasingly mainstream. All this is misshaping children’s understanding of sexuality, stunting their capacity to process emotions, and crippling their ability to form long-term relationships.

Book Summary

In Treading Boldly through a Pornographic World, Daniel Weiss and Josh Glaser offer practical and spiritual guidance for Christian parents seeking to help their teens navigate this pornographic digital landscape.

Combining the latest research with personal and professional experience to guide families into the goodness for which God created us all, the authors skillfully outline the steps necessary for parents to move beyond merely surviving pornography’s challenges onto a rewarding path where their children can truly thrive.

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What People Have To Say

Treading Boldy is the most helpful and practical tool I’ve read on parenting and pornography. Daniel and Josh do a wonderful job in weaving together threads of research, Biblical truth, and relational wisdom. Every parent should read this book!

Dr. Juli Slattery, President, Authentic Intimacy, author, Rethinking Sexuality: God’s Design and Why it Matters

There’s no way around the sexual brokenness of our culture, which means that parents must journey with their kids through it. It’s frightening, infuriating, and can seem hopeless. But it’s not. This book is like a guiding torch for anyone who wishes to see the next generation thrive.

John Stonestreet, President, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview

Pornography impacts every family, but many parents don’t know what to do. Treading Boldly Through a Pornographic World uses solid research, biblical truth, and Christ-like compassion to help parents guide their kids through one of the greatest threats of this age.

Eric Metaxas, #1 New York Times bestselling author and host of the nationally syndicated Eric Metaxas Radio Show

Pornography degrades, dehumanizes, fuels human trafficking, destroys relationships, and teaches our children a warped view of sex. That’s why I’m glad that Daniel Weiss and Josh Glaser have written this book to help parents teach their children to navigate a porn-saturated culture and discover God’s plan for sexuality.

Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family

“When I was a kid, if you wanted access to pornography you had to seek it out.  In the world our kids are growing up in, porn is seeking them out!  Sadly, many parents feel they can do little more for their kids than pray and hope for the best. Treading Boldly through a Pornographic World provides a much better way. Weiss and Glaser coach parents on how to walk courageously in these times and to help their kids discover the eternal beauty and goodness of the God’s plan for making us male and female. Read this book for your kids. And read it for yourself.”

Christopher West, Th.D., President, Theology of the Body Institute,

As a parent, you might feel unprepared raising kids in our hyper-sexual world. In fact, many parents tend to choose either silence or control, both of which burden a child with profound baggage. Treading Boldly invites you to the holy privilege of educating your children about sex while also offering a helpful framework to navigate our ever-changing cultural milieu. Josh Glaser and Daniel Weiss have written a courageous book that will equip parents to tread with immense honor and hope. Let their wisdom prepare you to have meaningful conversations not just about porn, but the deepest affections of our hearts.   

Jay Stringer, psychotherapist and author of Unwanted:How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing

About the Authors

Daniel Weiss

Daniel is the executive director of the Sexual Integrity Leadership Summit, which equips, supports, and collaborates with Christian leaders to promote Gospel-centered sexuality in the Church. Daniel has a passion for the sexually broken and the need for pastors, parents, and Christian leaders to respond with courage, compassion, and truth to the sexual challenges of our age. In addition to his professional work, Daniel and his wife work daily to create a home of faith, forgiveness, laughter, and love in the Wisconsin countryside where they live with their five children. Daniel’s writing is featured at Faithfilled Family

Josh Glaser

Josh is the Executive Director of Regeneration, a Christ-centered ministry that helps men, women, and families to learn and live God’s good, holy, and beautiful design for sexuality. Josh has been married to his wife, Jamie, for 20 years and acquired a fondness for coffee sometime amidst the births of their four daughters, and one son. He comes alive running, writing, playing Ultimate, or enjoying a good meal with friends. Josh is a teacher, speaker, writer, and blogger with a pastor’s heart. You can learn more about Josh at