Thursday, June 11, 2009

Choosing a Spouse: Covenant Eyes

©Millie McNabb

We have remodeled some houses, and in the process discovered pornographic magazines stashed away. This secret addiction can destroy a marriage. When choosing a spouse, be on guard for signs of this addiction.

The internet has given easy access to pornographic sites. An article I read reported that surveys show at least 70 percent of men and 21 percent of women struggle with online pornography. There are accountability sites such as to help people. That site takes its name from Job 31:1. "I have made a covenant with my eyes; how then could I gaze at a virgin?”

Our culture tends to minimize pornography as a problem. From a Christian perspective, pornography poses at least two significant problems. One is that of adultery. A spouse who is devoted to multiple pornography partners is not being true to the one they married.

A second problem is that pornography is often only a symptom of a deeper issue. David Powlison is an author and teacher who wants to help Christians dig deep into their souls and find the root of the sins. I recommend Powlison’s article, “Sexual Sin and the Wilder, Deeper Battle” for greater understanding of those who struggle with pornography temptations.

God bless….

Millie McNabb, founder of Christian Values Legacy, has been married over thirty years. She offers parenting seminars that focus on passing on your Christian values. Request your free report “Considerations for Intentionally Raising Children to Become Christian Adults” today at


Margaret said...

There's also a site that provides a link to get out of porn addiction and also free accountability software, the software is designed to e-mail any questionable sites your computer has visited to a friend who will hold you accountable.

Luke Gilkerson said...

Pornography is such a problem today, even in the church.

You may like this packet of resources for churches from Covenant Eyes. Its for pastors who want to deal with pornography issues in their church.