3 Benefits of Using Covenant Eyes to Quit Porn

Porn has engulfed our culture like a tsunami. The statistics on pornography use, even among children, are staggering. Even worse, today’s hardcore porn is so extreme that it makes hardcore porn of the past look relatively innocent by comparison.

But chances are, you already know about pornography’s harmful effects. There is hardly an individual, marriage, or family untouched by porn use. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers cited that pornography use was involved in at least 56% of divorce cases–and that was in 2002, when the internet was relatively young.

The good news is, there’s hope. Pornography can be beaten. And Covenant Eyes Screen Accountability™ is here to help. Here are three major benefits to quitting porn with Covenant Eyes.

Accountability Defeats Shame

Pornography addiction thrives on shame and secrecy. Here’s how it work.

Life circumstances can often be painful. A demotion at work. A betrayal from a friend. Or even just the stress of bills or other obligations. These circumstances leave us with a build up of negative emotions.

We turn to pleasurable things, like pornography, to escape these negative feelings about ourselves or our circumstances. It can be anything that helps us feel better in the moment. But some things alter our mood more powerfully than others–and porn does it in a dramatic way.

The problem is, even though porn makes us feel better in the moment, porn use is inevitably followed by the “crash,” in which we descend into feelings of shame.

Shame is one of the most powerful negative emotions we can experience. And guess what? These painful feelings drive us back to our escape mechanism–porn–furthering the porn’s addictive power. Shame research John Bradshaw states it simply: “Toxic shame has been suggested as the core and fuel of all addiction.”

So how do we break the cycle? Recovery can be a multifaceted process, but one key component is accountability. That is, being vulnerable with a trusted friend about our porn use. It’s important that this friend be non-judgemental and someone you can trust completely.

But why does accountability work? Well, put simply, negative emotions have to be dealt with somehow. Ignoring them usually just means they get worse. Turning to addictive behaviors like porn also makes them get worse. But reaching out to another human being–that can be tremendously healing. Complete honesty and vulnerability in a relationship of trust can neutralize our shame and break the cycle of porn use.

Instead of turning to porn to soothe our shame and negative emotions, we reach out to a trusted friend. That friend accepts us as we are, good, bad, or ugly. And that acceptance begins to heal us and restore us. Accountability is a powerful thing.

Quitting Porn Improves Your Life

As we’ve already hinted at above, porn can have negative emotional consequences, leading to spirals of negative thinking that only make things worse. But porn can also have other negative consequences. Research shows that porn can decrease motivation, lead to divorce, alter brain function, fuel sexual violence, and more. Porn use never makes anyone a better, more mature person. It never improves your life.

But, guess what? The inverse is true. Quitting porn does improve your life. There are countless people who can testify that quitting porn for good leads to increased emotional regulation, better moods, stronger relationships, improved confidence and motivation, and much more.

If you don’t believe it, begin the journey to quitting for good today, and see how much better a life without porn can be.

Covenant Eyes Is Powerful and Easy to Use

I’ve already shared how powerful accountability can be in breaking the porn-shame cycle. But you still might be intimidated by actually signing up for Covenant Eyes.

Don’t worry. Getting started with Covenant Eyes is easy. Signing up will take less than ten minutes. Once you’ve signed up, simply download our software onto your devices and login (we support all major platforms). You’ll start being monitored right away, and your chosen accountability ally will begin receiving reports of your online activity.

We have plans to fit your lifestyle, too, and all of our plans cover unlimited devices, so you’ll never have to worry about not having a device monitored.

Oh, and rather than sending your accountability ally a huge list of mysterious URLs to interpret, we use Screen Accountability to send blurred screenshots of your activity. Everything is blurred multiple times and sent over a government-grade encrypted connection, so your data is safe and secure.

If you’re still unsure, give us a call at 989.720.8000 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

Start Your Journey Toward a Porn-Free Life Today

Quitting porn is worth it, and Covenant Eyes Screen Accountability can be a powerful tool in leaving porn behind for good. We’re so confident that our software will help you live porn free that we offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you aren’t completely satisfied.

What are you waiting for? Begin your journey to freedom today.

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