Covenant Eyes Radio – Episode 138 This week on our podcast we have the honor of interviewing Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, stars of the TLC reality show 19 Kids and Counting. The Duggars talked with us at length about how to they guide their children’s interactions with media, from television to the Internet. Show Notes: 1:39 – Jim Bob and Michelle talk about some of the big events that happened in their family in 2014. 5:33 – Jim Bob talks about how television negatively impacted their marriage early on and how this experience shaped the way they have raised their children. 9:32 – Michelle talks … Continue reading →
“It is mainly the deeds of noble love that lead many to put a brand upon us. They say, ‘See how they love one another.’” – Tertullian, AD 197 How does God transform people from the inside out? In our fractured, fragmented, and sinful lives, how does God bring about lasting change? I can still remember the day I picked up a copy of Jerry Bridge’s book, The Pursuit of Holiness, during my undergrad. Somewhere in that profound little book Bridges quotes Titus 2, showing that God’s grace is not something that just brings about forgiveness, but trains us to live … Continue reading →
Statistics show that the use of pornography is on the rise, especially among young people. For some demographics, we can safely say that pornography use is not the exception anymore: it is the norm. This infographic was created by Sarah Thomas, who blogs at theoldtroddenlane.com. See more infographics on Flickr. Read more statistics about pornography at covenanteyes.com/pornstats. Learn more about porn’s impact on the brain in the free book, Your Brain on Porn.
The Fifty Shades of Grey franchise is enormous. When Vintage Books rereleased the already-popular trilogy in 2012, it took less than five months for Amazon UK to report it had sold more copies of the first book than all the Harry Potter books combined. The author, E.L. James, has earned an estimated $95 million from the franchise, and the trilogy has been translated into 52 languages. Due to the phenomenal success of these books, Time magazine named E.L. James one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Soon, Universal Pictures will release a movie based on the first book, and … Continue reading →
Every day on our blog, women post comments telling their stories and asking for help because their husbands use pornography. As I answer the comments, I’m noticing some common themes. I’d like to share what I’m seeing, because it may be helpful to other women as they evaluate and respond to their own situations. The first theme is about pornography use: what are men doing? The second theme is about a spouse’s response: what are women (spouses and partners) doing? A Spectrum of Unhealthy Pornography Users From the stories women tell me, I see four general types of porn users. There may be … Continue reading →