Tempted Online

Internet pornography is a huge problem. Almost every guy I know has been tempted with it to one degree or another. Internet filters help, but I’ve found they typically have two shortcomings. First, it’s impossible for even the best filters to keep up with all the bad stuff out there. Second, every filter I have tried occasionally blocks “innocent” sites by mistake, making it frustrating to get around the internet.

The best software I’ve found to deal with the problem is called Covenant Eyes. Instead of using filters, it keeps track of your internet surfing and then e-mails a weekly report of your activities to a friend (or friends) of your choosing. I like the accountability it provides. Combine that with a good internet filter and you’ve got a winning combo.

Why am I telling you this? Recently the creator of Covenant Eyes hired me to illustrate a book they are producing for people who struggle with internet pornography. I’ve been burning the midnight oil (and drinking lots of Monster Low-Carb) to finish up the artwork. Here’s a sample illustration from the project.

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5 thoughts on “Tempted Online

  1. Cedric, that’s a gutsy post. I applaud your honesty and frankness. If think one of the reasons so many fight this one is b/c its kept in the closet. We need more people like yourself to bring touchy issues to the surface and get people talking. Keep up the great work. Andrew

  2. Thanks Andrew. I wasn’t sure if I should post about this or not, but you’re right. If no one talks about it it will only get worse. Secrecy has power, but once you bring something like this out into the light it’s amazing how much that power diminishes.

  3. Good post Cedric,

    It is too true. All men have a problem with lust at some level and the internet has not helped at all.

    The key for turning this around for me was a book that helped me approach the probem differntly, at the root of the problem. One of the best books I have read, honest and an easy read. Wish I had read it when I was younger.

    Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time

  4. What !! There’s Porn on the net ?! Where !?! 🙂
    I’m too busy trying to find decent reference of movie spaceship miniatures to bother with porn !

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