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Don’t Forget the Protection This Valentine’s Day: A Letter To Men

Last Updated: February 13, 2020

Leigh Seger
Leigh Seger

Leigh Seger served as an Internet Safety Consultant with Covenant Eyes from 2009 to 2015. While at Covenant Eyes, she made a positive impact on individuals and families by helping them protect their homes against harmful online content.

Jill’s husband did it. Again. He forgot to get the protection. At a time when they needed it most, Jill wasn’t up for any new surprises in her marriage or family life. It was a priority that she really wanted him to take care of.

But the increased demands of life were making both of their days long, hectic, and a major balancing-act. They were tired, and there was never enough time. Things that were once a priority got put-off for another day or even forgotten.

Sound familiar?

Forgotten. It’s a dangerous state for a couple’s priorities to go, and it’s bringing unintended consequences to marriages and families every day.

Don’t be Jill’s husband.

What A Girl Wants

We want protection. No, not that protection.

We want the I’d-do-anything-to-protect-my-marriage-and-family kind of protection. We want to feel physically, emotionally, and spiritually safe with you.

And with good reason.

Living in the Digital Age, we know our marriages and families are being attacked more than ever, especially from Internet temptations and dangers. But our busy lives get in the way, and we fail to protect our most treasured relationships.

Consider some of these facts:

  • 68% of divorce cases involved one party meeting a new lover over the Internet.
  • 43% of kids first view pornography before age 13.
  • 56% of divorce cases involved one party having an obsessive interest in pornographic websites
  • 15% of teens have faced online harassment in the last year.

We want to know that this will not be our future. We don’t have a problem now, but why prop the door open for temptation to enter?

We want you to take the lead and make this a priority, and by default, priorities are not forgotten. We want protection.

Think Outside the (Chocolate) Box

Sure, most ladies love the Godiva chocolate and Chanel perfume.

But what we love even more is a man of integrity and character, or character-in-the-making. We don’t expect you to be perfect, but we love to see you grow as a leader.

We love a man that cherishes his marriage and family relationship. So much so, he does all that he can do to protect it. This is the stuff that makes our hearts melt. Dare we say it’s even a bit sexy?

So this Valentine’s Day, consider giving her something that will far outlast that over-priced dozen roses.

Give her the gift of knowing you only have eyes for her by safeguarding your Internet browsing.

Give her the gift of family safety. Her mind will be eased, knowing the kids are now safer on the Internet when those busy days don’t allow you to watch over them as closely as you’d like.

Already use Covenant Eyes? Awesome. Enrich the journey by assuring your wife you’ve got trusted partners holding you very accountable and who will call you on any slip-ups.

And if your wife happens to be your partner, be the first to bring up any issues on your report. Don’t wait  for her to do it. Being open and honest about your struggles can actually help bring you closer.

So, give her the gift of protection that will last for many Valentine’s Days to come. Now go! She also loves it when you don’t procrastinate.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Comments on: Don’t Forget the Protection This Valentine’s Day: A Letter To Men
    1. Lester

      How does Covenant Eyes deal with the issue of private browsing? My sons are discovering private browsing and I need to make sure this will not be a hole with CE. Any thoughts on this will be helpful.

      • As far as Windows and Mac computers go, private browsing does not impact our software at all. If the computer is being monitored by Covenant Eyes, your sons won’t be able to tamper with that log of information. Private browsing only impacts the computer’s personal web history, but the information in the Reports you would get from Covenant Eyes is stored on our servers, not your computer. Feel free to give Covenant Eyes a try to see if you like it!

    2. C

      The Android /Google issue where the software says it’s monitoring but it really isn’t is a huge problem. You a have to go manually swipe ot off and on again every few hours or the internet sites visited do not get recorded. This knowledge has caused temptation that my husband has given in to numerous times since this problem startes. This software is suppked to help us, to bring a sense of peace. I feel like im paying money for something thay doesn’t even work and i feel frustrated and lost over this

      • Chris McKenna

        Hello, C – we are definitely aware of this issue, and many organizations who monitor Android are struggling. We literally have a team of people working full-time on a solution and will continue to keep our Android users informed on our progress.

        Regards, Chris

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