From the beginning, Covenant Eyes was founded on the idea that open and honest conversation is the most significant weapon we have against Internet temptation. Whether you have a Christian or secular worldview, open and honest expression of thoughts and ideas generally provides some relief and/or healing. As I worked with students in ministry, I often used James 5:16 to show students the power that comes from openly sharing with trusted friends, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it … Continue reading →
My new client had just sat down when I asked how I could help. She told me, “I recently discovered my husband has been viewing pornography behind my back. I found out he has been doing this for most of our marriage.” I gently asked, “How is that influencing you?” She responded, “I can’t sleep, I can hardly eat, and I can’t think about anything else. I think I am going crazy.” “What you are experiencing is normal. You aren’t going crazy,” I said. “What you are experiencing is trauma related to discovering your partner’s use of pornography.” After conducting … Continue reading →
Being a parent in the digital age is difficult. The doorways to distorted and false information are wherever there is Internet access. Parents having the right conversations at the right times isn’t a guarantee that their children won’t make poor decisions, but, recent data provided by The Barna Group prove that accountable families who take the spiritual formation of their children seriously are successful in passing on their values to the next generation. Consider these two, very different stories. A Story Without Accountability In a church much like yours, a dad walked up to one of our Covenant Eyes representatives and … Continue reading →
Those who produce porn for a living, and those who consume it, may have never heard the name Joseph P. Overton. That shouldn’t be a surprise. Overton studied electrical engineering and law and worked for a chemical company and a free market think tank. He died in a plane crash in 2003. He focused his attention on economic issues, trying to shift public policy toward more economic freedom. His work stayed away from cultural and social issues, but his legacy helps us understand why any policy changes. The Overton Window Overton identified a phenomenon that shows how elected officials’ stances on … Continue reading →
Today is the day! We’re celebrating because Parenting the Internet Generation: A Blueprint for Teaching Digital Discernment is ready to download! With your help, we’ve been hard at work making sure this new e-book is absolutely perfect for you. Parenting the Internet Generation is finally ready. Click here to download your free e-book! But, you’ll want to download your copy soon! For anyone who downloads Parenting the Internet Generation before midnight on May 8, you will be invited to a free, live question and answer session with author Luke Gilkerson and contributor/editor Chris McKenna held in Mid-May!