The online world of social networking has encountered explosive growth. Take a site like MySpace for instance. Almost 4 years ago, MySpace had 2 million users. Nearly a year later they had 12 million. A year later it was at 72 million. Today, it is estimated that more than 110 million people are members of MySpace. Yes, these numbers reflect “membership” on MySpace and not necessarily active users, but that being said, the social networking phenomenon is a force to be reckoned with. Online communities popular in the U.S. include MySpace, Facebook, Xanga, LiveJournal, BlackPlanet, MiGente, AsianAvenue, Hi5, Friendster, Orkut, Webkinz, Yahoo! … Continue reading →
Many thanks to the hosts of WELSTech, Martin Sprigs and Sallie Draper, for their insightful interview with Christian counselor Paul Mavrogeorge. Paul offers some practical tips for recognizing and fighting the temptation of Internet pornography. Listen to the excerpt from Paul’s interview. He talks about pornography effects on marriage and families, and talks about how fathers and sons can also have effective accountability about pornography.
I recently posted a blog about a brand new resource for those who feel caught in the grip of pornography: new tool kits from Freedom Begins Here. This quality DVD series teaches clear strategies for those struggling with sexual temptation to understand their needs, find inspiration to be transformed, and develop a means of personal accountability. Covenant Eyes CDs are included in every tool kit provided by Freedom Begins Here. The CD has a link that will take you to our Tools For Freedom page. Thanks to Freedom Begins Here for their help in putting together the video testimony for us!
A few weeks ago I visited my old church in Temperance, Michigan. Below is the podcast of the presentation I gave on Job 31:1-12. Many thanks to Bob, Bruce, Chuck, and all the members of Northwest Christian Church for letting me come and share my thoughts on battling lust.
Some of the information in this post is outdated. For a detailed description of how our new Web rating system works, visit here. Youtube video sites are everywhere on the Internet, and are showing up on almost everybody’s reports these days. I have been spending a couple of months researching youtube sites, and I believe there is no other program able to handle them as well as Covenant Eyes. So I thought I’d pass on some of the things I’ve learned. First of all, congratulations to youtube for two important things. Youtube is very diligent at prohibiting actual nudity. There … Continue reading →