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In Memory of Gary Wilson

Last Updated: May 24, 2021

Keith Rose
Keith Rose

Keith Rose holds a Master of Divinity degree and BA in Sacred Music. Keith worked with the Covenant Eyes Member Care Team for 15 years. During that time, he also served as a worship leader, Bible teacher, and pastoral assistant. He's now an educational content creator at Covenant Eyes and the author of Allied: Fighting Porn With Accountability, Faith, and Friends. He lives in Rexford, Montana with his wife Ruby.

Gary Wilson passed away on May 20, 2021. Wilson was one of the world’s foremost anti-porn researchers and advocates.  

In 2012, Wilson’s TEDx talk called “The Great Porn Experiment” was posted and now has over 14 million views. He also wrote the bestselling book, Your Brain on Pornand ran a website by the same name.   

Gary Wilson’s incredible breadth of knowledge about the harms of pornography and hard work as a researcher provided us at Covenant Eyes and many others with a wealth of scientific data to fight porn in the trenches.  Since it launched, his website has become the critical hub for academic research on pornography addiction, as well as the broader harms of pornography on individuals, relationships, and society. Covenant Eyes had the privilege of working with Gary when we created our free resource, RecoverED10 Days on the Road to Healing from Porn-Induced Erectile Dysfunctionfor which he graciously lent his expertise.  

We thank him for his work.   

Covenant Eyes founder and CEO Ron DeHaas commented, “Gary was the artillery in many battles of an ongoing war. But more, we mourn the loss of a friend, a trusted counselor, a source of comfort. 

Joining many other combatants in the fight against pornography who grieve Gary’s loss, our hearts go out to his wife, Marnia, and to his son, Arion. 

His legacy and work live on. Gary’s website, YourBrainonPorn.comremains a powerful resource for anyone looking to quit porn, as well as those looking to help others.  If you or someone you know has been affected by Gary Wilson’s work, we encourage you to leave a comment at the memorial website www.GaryWilson.life. 

Image of Gary Wilson courtesy of yourbrainonporn.com. 

  • Comments on: In Memory of Gary Wilson
    1. AM on

      I read his book a couple of years ago, it was my eye-opening moment.
      The way he was able to present psychological topics in a so powerful and easy to understand way was fantastic. He had a gift, a talent, he was a real game changer.
      Thank you Gary, your work and support is still helping so many of us, and you will still be able to help us from the Heaven.
      Rest in Peace Gary, and Thank You!


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