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Rob Jackson

Rob Jackson, MS, LPC

Rob Jackson is a licensed counselor with Focus on the Family’s Counseling Services department specializing in calls related to sexuality, marriage and parenting.

Jackson has provided counseling services through his private practice since 1991. He offers integrated care that helps people mature and heal spiritually, relationally, psychologically, and behaviorally.

In addition to speaking at churches and national conferences and events on topics such as Christian spiritual formation, marriage and family ministry, addiction and recovery and pastoral care, Jackson frequently writes on the issues he specializes in. He’s contributed content to a variety of Focus on the Family’s digital and print materials, including “The Complete Guide to The First Five Years of Marriage,” “The Savvy Bride’s Answer Guide,” and “The Smart Groom’s Answer Guide.” He’s also been a guest on the “Focus on the Family Broadcast.”

He earned a bachelor of arts in music and psychology from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and completed a master of science in clinical psychology at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi.

Jackson and his wife reside in Altamonte Springs, FL. They have two adult children, a daughter-in-law, two fantastic grandchildren, and one large, loyal cat.

Teen Porn Addiction

Advice for Parents of Teens with Porn Addiction

When faced with their teen’s porn addiction, most parents don’t know where to begin to get the help he or she needs.

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Sex Education For Kids Ages 9-12

Sex education can be intimidating. Yet, God created sex. Find more ways to teach healthy sexuality to your children.

transgender identity

Biblical View on Transgender Identity: A Primer for Parents and Strugglers

One of the biggest misperceptions about Christianity is that it’s simply about acting right. When Christian parents overemphasize their child’s behavior rather than their heart, the real message they send often has more shame than love. As secular opinions continue to reject biblical standards, many Christians struggle to discern what their response should be to such hot-button topics as transgenderism.

Young Adult Praying

Encouraging Spiritual Formation in Young Adults

Parenting isn’t easy, but it can be supremely rewarding when done according to God’s plan.

Beating the Odds: 10 Indicators Your Marriage Will Survive Porn Addiction

Ultimately, pornography addicts are dependent on God for recovery. But certain patterns lead to healing, and others result in heartbreak.

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8 Warning Signs That Your Fiance Is Addicted to Pornography

Most spouses have no idea the person they married was addicted to pornography before marriage. In almost every case there were red flags the fiances could have seen if they’d known what to look for.


What If In-Laws Try to Run Our Lives?

Relating to controlling in-laws is one of the trickiest problems a marriage can face.

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Helping Your Spouse Grow Spiritually

What can you do when you and your spouse don’t have the same level of spiritual maturity or interest?

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Talking About Sensitive Issues

Talking about sensitive issues isn’t easy, but it can make your marriage the vehicle that drives both of you closer to God.

Healthy Childhood Sexual Development

This four-part series is designed to help you chart a course that will nurture and fortify your child’s sexual development.

Modeling Healthy Behavior

How Parents Can Model Healthy Sexual Behavior for Kids

Because our children develop over time, there’s encouragement that change for the better is always possible. Now is a great time to consider several key issues, and make any revisions that will strengthen your family.

Teaching Children Healthy Sexuality

Gone are the days when parents can talk superficially about “the birds and bees” and expect their children to turn out OK. Our hyper-sexualized culture now reaches into more than 60 percent of American homes via the InternetThe UCLA Internet Report – ” …

childhood sexual development for 13-18 year olds

Childhood Sexual Development for 13-18 Year Olds

Understanding teenagers can be difficult. However, it’s vitally important to cultivate a strong relationship with your teen so you can discuss important topics such sexual development. God designed your teenager with a specific purpose. Help support and encourage them as they discover that purpose and its connection with their sexual development.

Childhood Sexual Development for 9-12 Year Olds

Childhood Sexual Development for 9-12 Year Olds

Even if you’ve followed every rule or principle regarding your child’s sexual development to this point, there are upcoming changes that require your renewed attention and investment in your preteen’s life. God designed your preteen with a specific purpose. Help support and encourage them as they discover that purpose and its connection with their sexual development.

Childhood Sexual Development

Childhood Sexual Development for 4-8 Year Olds

From the toddler to early elementary school years, there are several important developmental milestones that impact your children. Remember that your child is uniquely designed by God for a specific purpose. Their sexual identity is a large part of that purpose. As a parent, you have the privilege to help your child discover how God created them.

Childhood Sexual Development Ages 0-3

Childhood Sexual Development for 0-3 Year Olds

As your young children grow up, they will face a variety of situations involving their body parts, sexual development, and issues around sexuality. Talking with your children about these topics might feel awkward, and that’s okay. But taking initiative regarding sexual development when your kids are at a young age will benefit your relationship later down the road.

Preventing Future Pornography Use

Restoring your teen after porn use

The Sexual-Spiritual Union of a Man and Woman

A good marriage is a mystery on many different levels.