What were you doing in the year 2000? Maybe you weren’t even born. Many people fretted about the Y2K bug: a perceived computer coding problem that was supposed to wreak havoc on personal computers and online networks across the globe. Thankfully, that didn’t happen. Also on the computer side, Google was nearly two years old. Myspace was still three years away. Facebook, four years away. iPhone, seven (not the iPhone 7, the original iPhone was seven years away, but I digress). At the turn of the millennium, emailed accountability reports were cutting edge. That system served us well for more than 20 years.
Now, email is considered formal communication, much like sitting down and hand-writing a letter used to be. Many prefer direct messages and don’t mind seeing their email pile up. If it’s important, they’ll get a notification some other way.
Covenant Eyes’ passion has always been to provide the best software and content possible to help people stop looking at porn for good, or never start. That passion pushes us to think of ways to improve our service, and that’s where Victory began.
We had to up our accountability game.
Covenant Eyes’ service had to change because online activity changed. The internet is more mobile, app-based, and interactive now. Social media provides a scrollable feed of what your friends have been up to. Friends post the highlights of their life, documenting and sharing events that mean something to them, in hopes of impressing you as well. In a sense, it’s a way to feature more of your life while also hiding parts of it.
Accountability doesn’t work that way. Accountability means someone else seeing the not-so-glamorous you, the raw you, the real you. They get to peak behind the curtain, seeing you at your worst, the most vulnerable, the struggler, a highlight of your lowlights. And while it’s not easy, it’s worth it.
Enter Victory. It’s a service that brings accountability closer than ever before. The Covenant Eyes app still monitors your devices. But the Victory app now gives allies a scrollable feed, providing accountability in real time and on-demand. Allies can drop-in at any time on the person they’re holding accountable. Instant notifications alert allies of the times when someone is struggling. It also provides more clarity and context to questionable content (gray areas), like people in swimsuits.
It takes training to help someone struggling with porn. That shouldn’t prevent anyone from coming along side someone else who desires help. That’s why we made educational resources and courses available at the tap of a finger on the Victory app. These step-by-step instruction modules get beginning allies started and sharpen the skills of the most experienced ally. Gone are the days of tirelessly trying to find information to help someone struggling with porn.
That’s why we’ve leveled up accountability.
Email isn’t the connection point it used to be. People don’t use it as much. It prevents the kind of improvements, connections, and engagements users expect from our service.
The Covenant Eyes app with the Victory app to bring allies closer than ever before. Porn drives people away and isolates them. Covenant Eyes brings people together after porn has pulled them apart. It reveals the areas of someone’s life they used to keep hidden and secret. Our members experience victory when the person struggling with porn follows the process of becoming more open, honest, and transparent.
Victory is about direction, not perfection. How is your victory journey going? If you haven’t started, now is the best time. Experience Victory today!