About the author, Chris McKenna

Chris is the Covenant Eyes Educational Resource Manager. Chris has a BA in Accountancy and Spanish from Western Michigan University. After 12 years in business advising with Ernst & Young, God led Chris to a full-time student ministry role. He started protectyoungeyes.com in 2015  as a ministry to equip and educate parents and teens on the latest gadgets, apps, and how to use the Internet well, which led him to Covenant Eyes. God works in unexpected ways!

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  1. The problem is not technology it is the heart

    I grew up in a home where I was taught to bounce my eyes. I was first exposed to porn when I was 8 or 9, but I bounced my eyes. I got addicted to porn when I was 14 and it had nothing to do with my early exposure to porn.

    All my life the media has told me that sex is only about pleasure. When I was old enough for the church to tell me about sex all I ever heard from them was that sex was about pleasure and to reserve it for marriage. This meshed so well with what the world said for me it was inevitable that I got addicted to porn. When I was 26 or so someone gave me the book “The Crooked Stick” by marcie aiken. In her book she said that God made sex to bring two people closer than anything else could. It opened my eyes and really opened the door for me to step away from porn. God’s word constantly describes sex as knowing one another. I believe if I grew up hearing about the bond sex makes instead of how great, fun, pleasurable, awesome it is I would never have gotten addicted to porn.

    To get out of my porn addiction I had to really learn and practice all forms of intimacy outside of sex. I am a single guy, a virgin, but intimacy is so much more than just sex. I didnt learn this until I started my no fap journey.

    Could it be possible to change the sex conversation with young people to a conversation about intimacy where sex is a small part of intimacy only found in marriage.

    • Hello, Restored, thank you so much for your honesty. I think you’ve really touched on a critical point here. So often, especially in the church, the message about sex is, “it’s dirty, stay away from it, and save it for your marriage.” That doesn’t help anyone! Save something “dirty and nasty” for my marriage? Really? Instead, I like where you’re heading, which is to focus on the God-designed awesomeness that intimacy (which might include intercourse) is, and what it does to “cause the 2 to become 1” when enjoyed within the boundaries God has created for it. It’s a gift! Maybe you’re being called to create a curriculum or conversation guide for parents to help them navigate the conversation better?

      Peace, Chris
      Covenant Eyes

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