Thursday, February 24, 2005

Covenant Eyes

I’ve been contemplating signing up for the “Covenant Eyes” Internet Accountability service again. I was a member for most of last year, but cancelled it when I moved away for the summer. For those of you who are unfamiliar, it logs all of the Internet sites you view, then emails that list to two accountability partners – my brother and father in my case. I really enjoyed the service, but there was one flaw with it. I won’t tell what that flaw is, but it’s really easy to figure out.

I liked it because it rates every Web site according to the site’s content. So, racy sites are flagged as “inappropriate,” making it obvious to your accountability partners that you’ve been meddling in the wrong things.

Though my brother was one of my accountability partners, he did not (still doesn’t) know about my porn addiction or homosexuality. It’s funny because those gay personals sites that my roommate visited showed up as “inappropriate” on the logs, forcing me to explain to my brother and father that my roommate is gay. The irony is that I, too, am gay -- if you didn’t catch that already. I laughed about the situation to myself. Really, what are the odds of two gay guys landing in the same apartment at BYU?

In any case, the whole service kept me from about 80 percent of the Internet’s porn. I liked it for that reason. Unfortunately, there was that one loophole, but I suppose 80 percent less porn is a good start. Though I hated paying the $7 per month, it might be a small price to pay to get over my porn addiction.

My main goal is to become worthy for the temple. I don't know if I have the will power. Can I do it?

2 Comments:

Blogger Insiang said...

That was funny, I would not want that service because I like porn too!

10:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm interested in something and thought you may know the answer: Is Covenant Eyes a Mormon-owned company?

1:09 PM  

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