Personal and professional reflections on Covenant Eyes, the widely used Internet accountability software tool Covenant Eyes is an accountability software service which monitors activity on your computer. It compiles this activity into an accountability report and sends it to people of your choosing. The websites you have visited are sorted and rated in terms of the likelihood that they contain questionable content. The Covenant Eyes service is offered through their website and it typically costs eight dollars per month for an individual user. In addition, Covenant Eyes recently added the option for an Internet filtering component.
I just finished reading an email from Pastor Jim R. Glynn, the president of Heart of God Ministries.* As a long time user of Covenant Eyes accountability software, he wanted to express his thanks for how it has helped him:
At the heart of addiction is a deep seeded unwillingness to rely on others. Other people, loved ones or even God. A willingness to wait is vital to any successful recovery from addiction. Sexual addiction has a strange way of distorting time in the lives of those whom it grips. It is striking to see how an addict can be covered in shame the minute after he/she acts out, but nearly forget the event happened a day later. A man can struggle with pornography addiction for nearly two decades and then feel “cured” after two weeks of sobriety. An addiction recovery … Continue reading →
Covenant Eyes accountability software is based an age-old philosophy of accountability. When we are willing to give a continuing account of our thoughts and actions to others, this heightens our attentiveness to obey God. When others receive a continual account of our thoughts and actions, it enables them feed valuable and timely wisdom into our life. As we hold one another accountable, we are equipped to more specifically pray for one another. This doesn’t just go with our Internet viewing. Being accountable is a valuable practice for all areas of obedience to God.