As an affiliate for Covenant Eyes, I am interested in promoting Internet accountability and filtering. This is a letter I received from Ron DeHaas, the president of Covenant Eyes. I submit this to you for your consideration and encourage you to think about the dangers of pornography, particularly how accessible sexually explicit material is on the Internet.
As President of Covenant Eyes, I have witnessed first-hand the insidious nature of pornography, as well as the redeeming—and in some cases life-saving—results of a positive accountability relationship.
But I have an urgent and compelling need for your help. Are you a parent? Or a pastor or priest? Are you a single man or woman who uses the Internet? Are you part of a small group, such as a men’s or women’s study group? Are you alive and reading this? If the answer to any of those questions is yes, please help!
Pornography is destroying lives.
My growing sense of urgency comes from my own growing knowledge of the tsunami that is coming.
Every day I see new evidence of the relationship between pornography and sex trafficking (read this blog post for examples). Pornography is sex trafficking!
And every day, I hear nightmarish stories of lives that are devastated by pornography… broken relationships between husbands and wives, pastors or priests and their churches, men or women at work, and tragically, children and parents. (Just take a look at these comments to get a taste of what we hear.)
But at the same time, I hear the exciting stories of lives that are completely transformed by an accountable relationship. Marriages revitalized, ministries preserved, children saved—the transforming power of genuine relationship through accountability!
If you are interested in Internet accountability and filtering, please check out the Covenant Eyes website for more information. You can also learn more by visiting my Internet Safety page. If you are interested in Covenant Eyes, you can receive a 30-day free trial by signing up here.