37 thoughts on “Break the Lure of Internet Porn – Software for Porn Addiction

  1. Hey Luke, thanks again for writing this, I’ve had a few text messages & emails from friends who’ve been interested in it.
    Hope that interest motivates toward further action!

  2. Hey Luke,
    I love the accountability software! My accountability partner set a time with some brothers and pointed out several of the sites that I struggled with, and it has had the effect of stopping my Internet porn, after struggling with it for over a decade. I would really like to see Covenant Eyes Accountability Software for SmartPhones like the iPhone. I am waiting to purchase the iPhone until CE, or your competitor, comes up with a working accountability system (not a filter, just accountability software…filters don’t work…they’re more of a game). I’d love your comment on this, and the release date for SmartPhone accountability software. Thanks.

  3. David,
    CE for the SmartPhone is a project we’ve been working on for a while now. Be looking forward to a blog post from our VP of Technology some time soon to talk about some of our plans for new technology.

  4. I’m really excited to see CE is coming for Windows Mobile! I have a Windows Mobile smartphone now, but just have all internet access blocked to avoid temptation. Will you guys be sending out an email to existing customers when this software is officially announced/available? Thanks!

  5. Was chatting to a guy today who read this post & took a leaflet about covenant eyes and as a result has now got the filter on to protect him & his kids!
    Praise the Lord!

  6. Hmm, I was recently invited on my blog to post here about confession and accountability and the products thereof.
    But I actually want to say this…
    When you’re addicted to porn and you’re searching for it, no amount of filtering is going to stop you from getting it. I’m not saying that filters are useless. On the contrary, they are quite useful. It’s just that there is always a way to get around them. I’ve found that if you are searching for porn without regard as to how you get it, filters only postpone the inevitable.
    Prevention is the best medicine. Teach your kids to abhor porn and pre marital sexuality and to be disgusted by the very thought of arousing those feelings within themselves. It’s better to prepare and prevent than it is to repair and repent. An ounce of discipline is worth a ton of regret.
    Take it from someone who knows from personal experience.

    Your Silent Sentinel

  7. With covenant eyes am I limited in the search engines or internet browsers that I can use? For example, can I access the internet using internet explorer or firefox or chrome?

  8. with covenant eyes, if there is more than one account on a computer, does the software send reports from both accounts even though you are only using one of them?

  9. what about google chrome, it has a new icognito page, where the sites and viewing do Not show up anywhere else. Does this track that too ?

  10. I am a pastor who has bee asked to do a talk and lead a discussion on the particular pitfalls ministers and their wives face when it comes to marital faithfulness.
    Could you please give me some guidelines in this regard.
    1. What is the minister to do when he finds himself being unfaithful to his marital promises. Who should he tell and what should he tell?
    2. What is the ministers wife to do when she discovers her husband being sexually unfaithful.
    Who should she tell and what shouyld she tell?
    3. What is the minister to do if his wife is unfaithful?Who should he tell and what should he tell?

    I for one am so grateful to God for your great ministry to the body of Christ. May our Lord continue to strenghthen you and use you.

  11. Hi there

    I was wondering that if you went to the task manager and stopped running this programme while the computer is not online and then come online aftwards will my acccountability partner know that I’ve been on the internet?

    Thanks

    • @Matt – Yes, we have an app that works for both. Go here to get our user guide and information about getting the app. Unlike our service for PCs and Macs, it is an Internet browser.

    • What is the best Windows to purchase for your program? I have an old 2002 Windows XP with the service pack 3 but it will not allow me to download your program so I was just gonna go buy a new Windows because i don’t have time to deal with being on the phone trying to trouble shoot the issue.

    • @Michelle The 32-bit version (the top one listed on the Downloads page) is designed for XP. If you’re willing to call in, we may be able to have it fully set up for you within 15 minutes…it would save you quite a bit of money, not to mention the time it would take to set up the new version of Windows. The toll-free number is 1.877.479.1119, and representatives will be in the office until midnight (EST) tonight.

  12. This is a very worrying development. We have seen before where this sort of self-imposed suppression / censorship has led. It’s a short-term solution for the symptoms and it does not address the causes.

    In the past people would flagellate themselves to ” cure ” impure thoughts, the psychological damage caused by denying normal God-given desires and feelings was counter-productive and led to other extreme behaviours.

    “How can I teach my children to use the Internet with integrity?”
    “How do I guard my own heart and remain pure online?”
    “How do I serve as an example to my family and church?”

    – There are better ways to achieve these goals than censorship and denial.

    • @Peter – I have a difficult time seeing how self-imposed accountability measures are forms of “suppression” or “censorship.” I also don’t see how self-imposed accountability can ever be equated to flagellating oneself to suppress desires. Please explain yourself better.

  13. I find the whole idea that internet porn of consentimg adults is bad, to just be plain stuped. If you install this on your computer you are a weak human being who will blindly believe anything you are told by the religious right. Porn is not bad, and matsturbation has health benifits, these are facts. So to al of those who think they have a porn addiction I say keep on touching yourself without fear of being judged!

    • Since you think porn is not bad and masturbation is healthy, please be prepared to give some kind of information that supports these ideas. And since you are convinced people aren’t judged for their involvement in these things, perhaps you could also lend some support to that as well.

  14. You can try using a filter, but in the end. The only thing that can save you is prayer to the Lord Almighty. To suggest that you can come up with some human way to overcome the evil of pornography is itself an insult to the power of the Lord.

    Prayer, that is all it takes.

    • @Tom – I respect the idea that prayer is a powerful medium given by the Lord to give us strength to overcome sin. What I don’t understand is the idea that it is the only medium given by God. There are many means of grace God gives to us, and the community of the church is one major one.

  15. unlike you all who are adults i am just a teen.Also i try my hardest to try i might not do it but ever week or every couple of weeks.How i cant….i wont let this take control so i am taking a stand now….making this my life not porn. No matter how hard never give up there is hope that is within……

  16. CE repeadteldy casues my Acer iconia tablet to shut down every time it goes to sleep. So when I go to turn it back on, I have to wait for a complete reboot. It is running android ics, but it was doing this on honeycomb as well. Have any others faced this as well? This is a huge issue because it makes my tablet pretty much uses less, but my wife insists that I have it installed.

    • Hey Oscar,

      We are so sorry to hear about your issues with your android tablet and our application. Our customer support team would be more than happy to assist you in resolving your issue. You can contact us at 877.479.1119.

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