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Matt Parker – How to Protect Our Kids From Predators

Matt Parker is the co-founder of The Exodus Road, a non-profit organization dedicated to combating human trafficking. He started his anti-trafficking efforts in Thailand in 2010, which led to the creation of the organization in 2012.

In this episode of The Dad Edge podcast, host Larry Hagner interviews Matt Parker, the co-founder of The Exodus Road. Matt Parker shares his journey from running a children’s home in Thailand to becoming an undercover operative working with the Thai Royal Police to rescue victims of trafficking.

The Importance of Vulnerability in Family Relationships

Matt Parker discusses the importance of being vulnerable and open with his wife and children about the challenges he faces in his work, and how it has strengthened their relationships. Matt also emphasizes the need for couples to invest in their marriage through date nights, counseling, and open communication.

Insights on Trauma and Online Exploitation

He then shares insights on trauma and the importance of seeking help and healing, as well as the impact of online exploitation on children and the steps parents can take to protect their kids. Throughout the episode, Matt’s message of resilience, growth, and the power of vulnerability shines through.

Redefining Success and Making a Difference

Matt’s story serves as a powerful reminder that even in the face of darkness, we can find strength and make a difference in the lives of others. He encourages listeners to redefine success as personal growth and improvement, rather than striving for perfection.

Larry’s Takeaways

  1. Building a strong marriage requires work and vulnerability.
  2. Trauma can shape us, but we can heal and grow stronger.
  3. Protecting our kids online is crucial in today’s world.

What You’ll Learn

00:05:20 Invest in your marriage.

00:06:01 Marriage requires proactive work.

00:11:17 Take responsibility for personal growth.

00:19:26 Fighting human trafficking is challenging.

00:28:08 Impact change through courage and resilience.

00:31:52 Trauma can be healed.

00:37:47 Vulnerability and self-awareness are powerful.

00:45:32 Teach vulnerability and growth.

00:47:10 Protecting kids from online predators.

00:52:06 Online exploitation is a growing threat.

00:58:16 Digital safety is parents’ responsibility.

01:06:30 Limit screen time, prioritize family.

01:08:16 Prioritize quality time with kids.


Instagram: @theexodusroad

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