. . . continued from previous post . . . Accountability Partners In a Christian context this is what the redemptive community called the church is all about. When followers of Jesus refuse to submit themselves to wise and godly people in the Body of Christ we can see a red flag, a root of independence that feeds a number of potential sins. When the Body of Christ is unwilling to offer Biblical accountability to those who need it, we allow brothers and sisters to stockpile poison.
One of the most frustrating things I found in my search for freedom from porn addiction was the slowness of my progress. Why, if God is so good and so powerful, did he not heal me at once? I was recently thinking about one of the strangest Gospel stories: the story of the blind man’s healing outside Bethsaida. Several of Jesus’ own disciples were natives of Bethsaida, and Jesus had performed many miracles there. In this familiar setting the blind man is brought to Jesus by certain people begging Jesus to touch him. Jesus led him by the hand outside of the … Continue reading →
I just wanted to take some time and share a few testimonies from our customers. It is always so encouraging to read these: One man from Ohio writes, “There are many companies who attempt to put a ‘band-aid’ on the evils available on the Internet. Then there is Covenant Eyes! In a day when many of us rely on the Internet in our day to day activities, it is refreshing to find a company like Covenant Eyes.” Another man comments about the victory he has experienced since installing Covenant Eyes: “The internet is no longer a trap for me, and … Continue reading →
Recently, I explained the idea behind Covenant Eyes accountability software. The response I received was “That’s creepy.” This is a typical response. The idea of a detailed Internet-usage report being sent to designated accountability partners sounds like a subplot from 1984. Big Brother is watching you. What benefit does accountability of this type have? Why would anyone endorse* such a program.
I had the opportunity to take a survey of a select group a few months ago, and I think the results are interesting. The group consisted of over 2000 staff members of an established worldwide evangelical ministry. I was able to get enough of the attendees to fill out the survey (nearly 10%) that the results are probably representative of the group.