Articles by Sam Guzman

Sam Guzman has been on the Covenant Eyes team for the last five years. He is the author of The Catholic Gentleman: Living Authentic Manhood Today and the founder of the blog and podcast of the same name. His writing has appeared in various publications and he is a frequent guest on podcasts and other media outlets. Sam is also a co-author of Transformed by Beauty, which teaches how beauty can help you heal from the wounds of pornography. He is currently an intern finishing his Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He lives in Oklahoma with his wife and five kids.

Embodied Emotions and Overcoming Porn

One of the things therapists love to talk about is feelings. That’s why the stereotype of a psychologist is a bespectacled man in a turtleneck, leaning back in his leather chair with his notepad in…

Trauma and Porn: The Potential Link

Have you ever wondered where addictions, like the compulsive use of pornography, come from? Why do some people get addicted to things that other people can do without ever getting addicted?  It’s a good question,…

5 Tips for Being an Effective and Caring Ally

Being an ally isn’t easy. We sign up to be allies because we want to support our friend in their battle with porn. They trusted us enough to reach out for help, after all, and…

The Life-Changing Power of Sharing Your Story

The statistics on porn use are staggering. It’s pretty safe to say that at least one in two American men, and a growing number of women, struggle with compulsive porn use. And it’s no wonder:…

The Attachment Cycle and the Power to Overcome Porn

We talk a lot about the importance of accountability in overcoming pornography. We’re an accountability company, so it’s really no surprise. But have you ever wondered why accountability is so effective? Before we can understand…

Unleash Your Inner Hero

What is it about superheroes that we love so much? Is it the colorful costumes, or maybe their cool names? Is it all the cool gadgets that we can only wish were real? Maybe, but…

3 Benefits of Using Covenant Eyes to Quit Porn

Porn has engulfed our culture like a tsunami. The statistics on pornography use, even among children, are staggering. Even worse, today’s hardcore porn is so extreme that it makes hardcore porn of the past look…

Accountability Is Not About Shame and Fear

Ask any counselor, psychologist, or therapist, and they will all agree that accountability is essential to lasting freedom from pornography. But what, after all, is accountability? And why is it so important to recovery and…

From Isolation to Connection (Part 4)

In the previous posts in this series, we’ve looked at the epidemic of loneliness plaguing our culture, its causes, and its relation to pornography addiction. And truthfully, it hasn’t always been pleasant reading. Diagnosing a…