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. He has also served as a Bible teacher, pastoral assistant, and music director at his local church. He's now the editor of the Covenant Eyes blog and the author of Allied: Fighting Porn With Accountability, Faith, and Friends. He lives in Hendersonville, North Carolina with his wife Ruby and daughter Winslow.

How “Scrupulosity” Can Affect Porn Users

In academic studies on pornography, you often encounter the term “scrupulosity.” It’s a technical word related to the idea of “having scruples” about something, but in a neurotic or obsessive way. However, it plays an…

4 Important Reminders About Helping Someone Quit Porn

Technology Can Be a Fish or a Snake Luke 11:11 says, “What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish?” Technology can be either…

What Is the Difference Between “Liking” and “Wanting” Porn?

Can you want something you don’t even like? Many people who try to leave their porn addiction are confused by their own desires. They genuinely wish to stop. They may even feel disgusted by pornography,…

Are You Mastering Technology or Being Mastered by It?

We have access to mind-boggling technology, and our culture is devoted to using it effectively. Too often, however, our technology uses us. It’s very evident with things like pornography. But even apart from porn, we…

Watching Porn at Work? The Consequences of Risky Browsing

 “I was completely blindsided a month ago. My husband of 23 years lost his job because of viewing porn at work. He was in a high level position. It was his second offense. He had…

Porn and Curiosity: Porn’s Allure and How to Address It

Pornography has a way of sparking curiosity⁠—even if we believe we should look away. And sadly, that curiosity has led many people into deep bondage to porn. Here are some comments we’ve received: “This will…

Porn and Gen-Z: A Conversation With Jonathan Pokluda 

Pastor JP’s Story Jonathan Pokluda (JP) has a passion for addressing tough issues like pornography in the church. That passion was born out of his own struggles. Like many people, Jonathan became hooked on pornography…

Porn and the Problem of Impatience

Fast food. High-speed internet. Instant message. Streaming on demand. Same-day shipping. Our culture doesn’t like to wait. And there’s little reason to bother with waiting these days—if your current provider can’t do it now, someone…

Pornography and Sex Trafficking: A Discussion With Dawn Hawkins

Who is affected by sex trafficking? When we think about sex trafficking—if we do at all—it’s usually as something that happens to “other people.” You might read about sex trafficking in the news, but it…
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