One of the key aspects of accountability is that it opens doors for communication. It “breaks the ice,” so to speak. It does this even for people who never get a highly rated site, simply allowing the partner to ask the question, “How are you doing?”
Well, in this case, a son was indeed looking at pornography, and got caught by his dad, a pastor. Here are the dad’s words (given here with his permission):
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 11:14 PM
Subject: Son spared.
I would just like to say thank you for your service to our children. My 13 year old son, accessed a porn site without knowing that we had installed C.E. and my accountability partner confronted me immediately thinking it was me. Knowing it was not me, I immediately confronted my son. He admitted fault and what happened afterwards was a great breakthrough that brought us closer together, and more importantly brought him closer to God. This was truly a timely God-send.
My son confessed that he hadn’t felt God in a couple of years and we encouraged him to seek God. A couple of days later we attended “Jesus Culture” in [a nearby town] where about 2,000 teens and parents had an encounter with God. Last Friday, when a prayer tunnel was made, my son jumped up to run through it and
kept being sent back because it was not our section’s turn; after the third try he anxiously passed through it… You can imagine how proud and how blessed we are as parents.
Again, thank you so, so much for being true servants. As for myself, I had a great break-through at the Promise Keepers event in [another nerby town]. I felt I didn’t need the filter anymore, but I’m so glad I installed it. One young life was spared the anguish and frustration from one of the greatest enemies of our time.
Again, thank you and I will refer others to your site.
A Grateful Pastor