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Building Healthy Families

06/09/2019 @ 9:30 am - 08/09/2019 @ 5:00 pm


06/09/2019 @ 9:30 am
08/09/2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Building Healthy Families

As part of our commitment to building a healthy community, Riverlife is hosting a ‘Building Healthy Families’ week from 5-8 September. Featuring guest speakers Liz Walker and Dr. Allan Meyer, there will be several events throughout the week designed to help address the issues of pornography and the effects of digital media on society.

1. Parenting our Kids in an Over-sexualised World
Friday 6 September 9.30-11.30am 

The rise of pornography and digital media has had a dramatic impact on what our children are exposed to. Join us as we look at why our own healthy understanding of sex is important for us to confidently foster healthy conversations with our kids. Learn about key things kids need to know and when to tell them and equip yourself with strategies to help your kids navigate childhood. This event is aimed at parents of pre-kindy or primary school children.
COST $10pp
CHILDMINDING – $10/family

2. Men’s Breakfast: Walking as Men of Integrity
Saturday 7 September 7.30-9.30am 
The only reason you can experience pleasure in life is because God has created a pleasure centre in your brain. Treat it with respect and life can be a taste of heaven, abuse it and life can become hell. The stakes are even higher with the developing teenage brain. Guest speaker Dr. Allan Meyer will unpack the latest research on the pleasure centre and apply insights to your personal life and the challenge of raising healthy teens for life.
This is for men of all ages including high school boys and grandfathers.
COST $18pp

3. Porn-proofing our Families: What you need to know
Saturday 7 September 2-4.30pm 
Pornography is having a devastating effect on families. It’s unrealistic story lines and addictive nature are destroying marriages, families, and communities at large. Hear from leading researchers Dr. Allan Meyer and Liz Walker about how you can raise your teenagers with healthy views on sex and intentionally counteract negative cultural influences. This event is aimed at parents of pre-teen, teenagers and young adults.
COST $10pp

To register for any of these events, click HERE.


Liz Walker
Liz Walker is an accredited sexuality educator, speaker, and author, dedicated to culture-shifting initiatives that respond to pornography harms on children and young people. Liz is the Managing Director of Youth Wellbeing Project, providing holistic relationships and sexuality education to prevent sexual harms, enhance children and young people’s relationships, and build resilience to porn culture. Liz is also the Deputy Chair of the Australian registered health promotion charity eChildhood, which is dedicated to mobilizing responses that reduce the harmful effects of pornography on children and young people. She also serves as the Director of Health Education at Culture Reframed, the global lead in solving the public health crisis of the digital age.

Dr. Allan Meyer 
A former teacher and pastor, Allan Meyer, together with his wife Helen, established Careforce Lifekeys, a ministry designed to release healing, discipleship, and evangelism to churches worldwide. He founded the Valiant Man sexual discipleship program for men and has authored books and training programs on the topic. Allan is passionate about restoring and fortifying the spiritual integrity of men. He lives with his wife in Victoria and is a dad to four grown children.