The following is an e-mail we received from one of our members, Jeremy Adelman. Jeremy is a recent graduate of North Dakota State University. We’ve re-published it here with his permission.
I first started using Covenant Eyes during my junior year of college when I was having a difficult time with an addiction to pornography. I had used other accountability programs in the past that were free, but none of them were as quality as Covenant Eyes.
The fact that you have to generate an uninstall code in order to remove Covenant Eyes is great, because then my accountability partners can ask me about it when they see I have generated one. In addition, Covenant Eyes does an incredible job of tracking the websites and catching the questionable ones.
In the end, Covenant Eyes couldn’t completely change my addiction, because my heart needed to be further transformed by Jesus Christ for me to see some victory in the area of pornography, but it was an incredible tool the Lord used throughout that transformation.
I still use Covenant Eyes even though I haven’t looked at pornography for over two years, and I likely will never stop using Internet accountability.
An encouraging testimony brother.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?
You hit the nail on the head. Covenant Eyes is merely a tool. A wonderful one surely, but it does not hold the divine power to destroy the stranglehold of sin as the Word of God does. But both working in tandem can do wonders for believers.