Articles by 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.

Accounting for Porn: Perspectives on Willpower 4

What is worth more to you: looking at porn or not looking at porn? Think about your decisions like an accountant would. When you face the choice to look at porn or not look at…

Cybernetic Control Over Porn: Perspectives on Willpower 3

In our last article, we looked at what kinds of plans succeed or fail to accomplish your goals. This article explores the interaction between you and your plans—”cybernetic control.” Cybernetic control sounds like something from…

Planning to Overcome Porn: Perspectives on Willpower 2

In our last article, we looked at a “resource model” of willpower to accomplish your goals. This time we shift the focus from ourselves to our goals. What makes a goal work? How do you…

Your Most Precious Resource Against Porn: Perspectives on Willpower 1

Why is it so difficult to resist temptation? Why do goals and resolutions to quit seem to diminish over time? At Covenant Eyes, we care about the willpower to overcoming porn. The field of research…

The Right Resolutions to Quit Porn

It’s that time of year again. The time you get to start over fresh. A time when a lot of us make resolutions as to what we will or won’t do in the next chapter…

How Triggers Can Drain Your Willpower

Your willpower is a finite resource. You have to use it sparingly, but even in the best-case scenario, it has a limited shelf life. Like time, your willpower is ticking away. Unless you find a…

Why People Watch Porn: 7 Reasons It’s Appealing

Why do people watch porn? Does it seem obvious? Um, hello?  It’s porn. But if you stop and think about it,  sex is normally something you do, so why would you want to watch someone…

Your Willpower Is Not Enough: How to Level Up and Quit Porn

“Life doesn’t make any sense without interdependence. We need each other, and the sooner we learn that, the better for us all.” —Psychologist Erik Erikson There are a million theories on how willpower works—and a…

How Gratitude Can Supercharge Your Fight Against Porn

“Let’s go around the table and say something we’re thankful for” is a clichéd Thanksgiving tradition. But this simple exercise may be more important than you realize—especially if you’re fighting the temptation to look at…
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