Articles by Sam Black

Sam Black is the author of The Healing Church: What Churches Get Wrong About Pornography and How to Fix It and The Porn Circuit: Understand Your Brain and Break Porn Habits. The director of recovery education, Sam joined the Covenant Eyes team in 2007 after 18 years as a journalist. He has edited 16 books on the impact of pornography and speaks at parent, men’s, and leaders' events. Sam is passionate about helping Christians live free from pornography because he knows you keep what you give away. He walks his own grace-filled journey with the support of valued allies.

Mind, Body, Spirit: A Holistic Approach to Recovery

“What are you made of?” It sounds like a rhetorical question, something from a motivational speech. And in the context of overcoming porn, “What are you made of?” could be taken as a challenge—a test…

Freedom for Those Who Want It Today (Book Review)

The ask was so simple that the question seemed stupid. “Can you stay sober for one day?” Charlie asked John. What a nutty thing to ask. Yes, of course! John had conquered a day before.…

Porn Is Causing Children to Sexually Assault Other Children

Nurse Heidi Olson’s voice carries a caring and kind tenor, but her horror stories are heartbreaking and set in homes that look a lot like yours and mine. Children influenced by pornography are sexually assaulting…

The Holiday Reality of Peer-to-Peer Porn Exposure

Editor’s Note: names have been changed to protect minors Barely audible over the hum of tires on the highway, 7-year-old David heard his cousin whisper, “I dare you to look up boobs.” To keep the…

Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing Book Review

“How did I get here?” It’s a common refrain for most people, but it slices to the heart of the man or woman struggling with porn and unwanted sexual behaviors. Too often the question is rhetorical…

The Nuclear Response to the Porn Battle

For the longest time the community and church alike have been taking it on the chin from the porn industry. We have lost marriages, families, businesses, and ministries to pornography. Our approach has been to…

Why Thanksgiving and Porn Do Not Mix

“Porn is only consumed by thankless people.” Dr. Heath Lambert isn’t coddling readers in his book Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace. While the quote from his book might sound like…

The Best Kept Secret for Keeping Kids Pure

Recently, a dad proudly told me he put Covenant Eyes on his son’s iPod. “What about your iPhone?” I asked. It didn’t take this dad long to connect the dots: (1) As a man, he…

Why Marital Sex Is Better Than Porn

The following is an excerpt from our free e-book, The Porn Circuit: Understand Your Brain and Break Porn Habits in 90 Days. The pornified brain sounds a lot like Mick Jagger; it can’t get no…
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