Answers to the Porn Problem: CovenantEyes, AppLock, and VidAngel – John Boruff

In the past year or so I have gone through some very hard times socially, economically, medically, financially and things have been very very very hard. There have been times when I’ve surfed the web and I thought about looking at bad websites and being brought into ungodly diversions. Before this past year came though, some friends had admitted to me that they had gotten addicted to porn. Two of them were active in ministry. The other has a call to ministry. I’ve also had moments when I’ve looked at inappropriate pictures and I’ve had to pull myself away from it again and again.

The temporary high that people can get out of this sort of thing is no justification for the sense of guilt, condemnation, and defilement that ensues as a result of indulging in such a vice. Jesus said, “Whosoever looks upon a woman to lust commits adultery with her in his heart” (Matt. 5:28). That is the way it is with pornography. If we want to walk with integrity, purity, and mental holiness: then removing pornography is absolutely essential.

Christian men and Christian dads should be especially keen on this subject. Not only to keep themselves away from this trap, especially during times of trial and tribulation, but also to guard their children who might be surfing on YouTube, Pinterest, or Google Images. One of the worst things somebody can do is look on Google Images for pictures; sooner or later somebody’s going to see a picture of somebody who’s naked. I have tried several porn blockers in order to filter content that comes on to my computer. I’ve tried NetNanny, X3Watch, and K9.

None of them fully works but CovenantEyes. When it comes to protecting your computer and your phone there is no app that is better than CovenantEyes. You can go to covenanteyes.com and they charge you about $20 a month; and you don’t even feel the brunt of it. This is essential if you have a spouse: allow your spouse to have the username and password, so that they have complete control over access to it. You don’t want to put yourself in a compromising situation where you’re going to uninstall the program during a time of temptation. When it comes to protecting your cell phone there’s an extra measure that needs to be taken, and that is through something that you can get from GooglePlay: AppLock. What AppLock does, is it prevents you from being able to access the Settings on your Android phone, as well as from accessing CovenantEyes. You will not have this temptation anymore if you do this.

I encourage all Christian men everywhere to take action immediately in this area, as it is not only an issue of you having integrity, or having a walk with God, or being a good dad, and being a good husband, but honestly you have the danger of hellfire underneath you every second that you are addicted to pornography: see Matthew 5:27-30. Don’t allow it to eat away at your soul. Do it! Philippians 4:8: “Whatsoever things are pure and noble: think on these things.”

There’s another thing: normal television censorship. There’s a program called VidAngel, and on this website if you use it in conjunction with Amazon Prime or Netflix, it will filter any sexuality or profanity or violence that you don’t want to see in a movie. It will seamlessly remove it from the movie! Make sure that your computer is running well enough and all the disk space is cleared up. Recently they had a problem where the system was slowing down for many people, but if you ever have problems with VidAngel, you can contact customer service and they’re always on the ball. ClearPlay might be a better option for you – they have a DVD player that is not reliant on computer performance or subject to flaky internet streaming – its about $230 per year.

Let’s do everything we can to remove pornography and even any sort of sexual impurity or profanity out of our lives. This should not be entering into our minds. Let’s not do anything that will give the devil a foothold! (Eph. 4:27).


Female Diet and Exercise

Another problem that porn addicted husbands run into, is that they find their wives’ sex drives aren’t where they should be, or their bodies aren’t as “curvy” as they used to be, perhaps due to extreme dieting and exercise or due to post-pregnancy wear and tear. So there’s a sexual competition that can happen between the bodies of porn stars and the wives of these men; and when the stress mounts, the porn stars generally win the battle. Christian wives generally have a very hard time coping with this, but its the reality for millions of Christian men. So, what to do? Proverbs 5:19: “Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.” Notice that a Christian husband is ravished with the love of his wife, because he finds her breasts to be satisfying. I wonder how many porn addicted husbands have ever thought about this; and whether they believe this is serious enough to be a problem worth fixing. I’m not advocating breast implants, but I’m just saying.

Another huge issue is if a woman’s waist is really thick. The general goal should be for a woman to be around 120 pounds, with a 24 inch waist, and, well, large or larger breasts (depending on the husband’s preferences, if we take Proverbs 5:19 as a literal application). For weight loss, I personally recommend keeping a weekly journal, using 3.5 smoothie per day combinations, 4 BodyGym videos per week (with Marie Osmond), and 6 Lipozenes per day. Once the weight loss program is over, you will want to shift her to a 1200 calorie per day Jenny Craig diet for weight maintenance, otherwise, your wife could gain back all the pounds that she lost! Jillian Michaels ab videos and waist training corsets can also be good for that finishing touch on the waist area. When it comes to breast growth, however, I can only say you have to rely on testimonies, because I am not a woman. If you don’t want your wife to go under the knife, and would prefer for her to take a natural, herbal route to breast enhancement, try having her take BustMaxx, Pueraria Mirifica, and/or Fenugreek capsules. BustMaxx has the highest reviews on amazon.com for results, but its $30 for 60 capsules.[1] Both Pueraria Mirifica[2] and Fenugreek[3] are also available on amazon.com, provide more bang for your buck, and have actually been scientifically studied and academically recommended.[4] All of these things, mixed with grace, can help your marriage, your sex life, and the battle for the husband’s mind to remain sexually and emotionally faithful to his wife.

[1] https://www.amazon.com/BustMaxx-Enhancement-Enlargement-Augmentation-Supplement/dp/B004L2F4DG?ref=ast_p_ei

[2] https://www.amazon.com/Pueraria-Mirifica-Capsules-500mg-Enlargement/dp/B01LX8XAQH/ref=lp_13109172011_1_1_a_it?srs=13109172011&ie=UTF8&qid=1524787030&sr=8-1

[3] https://www.amazon.com/Best-Naturals-Fenugreek-Seed-Capsules/dp/B00IJGMGU4/ref=lp_3018846011_1_7_a_it?srs=3018846011&ie=UTF8&qid=1524786917&sr=8-7

[4] In the case of Pueraria Mirifica, we have the study by Dr. Alexander G. Schauss entitled Review of the Efficacy, Safety, and Applications, of Pueraria candollei var. mirifica Airy Shaw root, pp. 24-25, who pulled his information from a Japanese study and found that 72% of the women tested, saw breast growth after taking the herb for 2 weeks (as a side note, Pueraria Mirifica is the active ingredient in Brestrogen). When it comes to Fenugreek, it is actually the most popular of the breast enhancing herbal options (and is the active ingredient in BustMaxx). Michael Castleman, writing for Psychology Today, in his article “Breast-Enlarging Herbs: A Bust?,” refers to Dr. James Duke, an herbalist in Maryland, as recommending Fenugreek for breast enlargement, particularly in sprout seed form. Dr. Duke wrote many books on herbal healing; see the Wikipedia article on him.

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About John Boruff

John Boruff is a husband, father, blogger, and life insurance agent.
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