Articles by Sam Black

Sam Black joined the Covenant Eyes team in 2007 after 18 years as a journalist, serving as a reporter and editor for newspapers and magazines in six states. Sam is the author of The Porn Circuit, and he creates partnerships with like-minded organizations to strengthen the worldwide fight against pornography.

Why Parents Fail to Protect Their Kids Online

A middle school choir concert isn’t the place you expect to talk about porn, but this mother was upset, and she didn’t know what to do. She was showing her child’s smartphone to an aunt…

How Pain Leads to Porn

Porn was Dan’s anesthetic, numbing his wounds and relieving the ache of unmet desires. As a skinny kid who felt unattractive, Dan Wobschall’s gaze would fall to the floor or maybe to his shoes when…

Why kids are unprotected, and 3 steps to turn the tide

“I wish I had met you a year ago. That was before the FBI knocked on my door.” That’s how a dad introduced himself to me in upstate New York, where I was teaching dads…

Why Porn Hurts Marriages (and why marital sex is so much hotter than porn)

Porn argues that variety is the spice of life, but studies show that long-term sexual intimacy with a spouse is much more satisfying. Porn tries to convince people that more porn and more partners brings…

Habits of Freedom: How to Quit Porn

The following is an edited excerpt from Chapter 6 of the free e-book The Porn Circuit: Understand Your Brain and Break Porn Habits in 90 Days. Download it now. Overcoming a pornography habit or addiction…

4 Ways Porn Kills Great Sex in Marriage

Porn makes promises it can’t keep, especially when it comes to hot sex in marriage. Porn won’t spice up your sex life, and it won’t make you a better lover. Science and psychology show that…

Porn Can’t Give No Satisfaction

The following is an edited excerpt from Chapter 5 of the 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;…

Your Sexy Plastic Brain: Porn addiction can’t be blamed on biology

The following is an edited excerpt from Chapter 1 of the free e-book The Porn Circuit: Understand Your Brain and Break Porn Habits in 90 Days. Believe it or not, men are not born ogling…

The Bible and the Brain

How Scripture strengthens, renews neurological pathways The Creator of the brain gave mankind a neurological handbook—the Bible. To live new lives we just have to embed its truths into our daily thinking. Science shows us…