Overcome Porn: The 40 Day Challenge (App)

I’m very excited to announce the release of a brand new iPhone® app from Covenant Eyes called Overcome Porn: The 40 Day Challenge.

We’ve compiled some of the best advice we’ve published about breaking free from pornography into a 40-day program that has already shown itself helpful to thousands of people.

We initially released the program as a series of 40 e-mails. Nothing flashy; just 40 days of educational material, all focused on biblical strategies for freedom. Over and over we heard the same thing: “This material is great, but I would love to be able to digitally track my progress in this program.”

So, our developers have been working hard over the last couple months to bring you this new app, Overcome Porn.

App Features

  • 40 lessons, walking participants through biblical principles of freedom
  • Take notes about important take-aways from each lesson
  • Track your purity goals each day
  • Track trends in behavior over time
  • Share your progress with others

Why 40 days?

There no magic to the number 40, no research on “forming a habit in 40 days” or anything like that. There’s no deep design behind it.

We are, however, mirroring a pattern we see in the Bible. Often, 40 days was the time period chosen by God as an intense period of seeking Him, testing, and cleansing—always followed by a period of blessing and new beginnings.

  • The Flood waters washed away the sin of the world over a period of 40 days (Genesis 7:4).
  • On two occasions, Moses met with God on Mt. Sinai for 40 days, fasting and intensely praying (Exodus 24:18; 34:28; Deuteronomy 9:18,25).
  • Angels delivered a special meal to Elijah which strengthened him for a 40-day journey into the wilderness to meet God at Mt. Sinai (1 Kings 19:8).
  • God gave Nineveh 40 days to repent of their sins (Jonah 3:4).
  • Jesus fasted 40 days in the wilderness during which he was tempted by Satan (Matthew 4:2; Mark 1:13; Luke 4:2).
  • Jesus remained on earth for 40 days after his resurrection, speaking to his disciples about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3), culminating in his ascension to heaven.

Like the city of Nineveh, we want Overcome Porn to facilitate a time of repentance. Like in the time Noah, we want this 40-day challenge to be a time of cleansing. Like Moses, we want this challenge to be a time of powerful prayer. Like Elijah, we want Overcome Porn to be a journey, a time when your heart is tested or refined. Like the disciples, we want the challenge to be a time where you meet Jesus in a unique way.