The 40-day Overcome Porn Challenge

By Jonathon Van Maren

Whenever I give presentations on pornography—which is quite frequently—the number one service and resource centre that I always recommend is Covenant Eyes. The team at Covenant Eyes is the tip of the spear in the war against pornography, and the work they do is simply phenomenal. Recently, they launched another major initiative—the Overcome Porn Challenge—and I spoke with Corporate Communications Specialist Dan Armstrong about it.

What is the Overcome Porn Challenge?

Overcome Porn is a 40-day journey for anyone who wants to “run from” his or her struggle with pornography. The Challenge is available:

  1. As an app for iPhone (it’s $2.99 on the App Store) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcome-porn-40-day-challenge/id1068236871?mt=8
  2.  Free as an email for 40 consecutive days (https://learn.covenanteyes.com/porn-free-challenge/
  3. Free as a 40-day devotional through the popular YouVersion Bible App https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/4165-overcome-porn-the-40-day-challenge

What is the strategy behind it?

The Challenge uses 2 Timothy 2:22 as a foundation to build out what we mean by “run from,” “run to,” and “run with,” which are keys to freedom used throughout the Challenge. We encourage men and women to “run from” youthful passions, “run to” a God who loves each of us relentlessly, and “run with” trusted friends who can hold us accountable.

What sort of results have you been seeing?

One of the best stories we’ve seen involves a father who was stuck in a rut of regularly consuming online pornography. He found the Challenge and he found himself hooked to a new, daily routine – finding God through the daily encouragement he received from the email version of the content. Everything about his life changed, including his relationship with his children (he shared profound and emotional details about how God redeemed his fatherhood). Numerically, we see an average of 5,100 people subscribing to the Challenge through the Bible app and over 1,000 completions every month. 

How would you recommend this to those struggling with porn?

Even among Christians, porn is the norm. Recent surveys have shown that nearly two out of three Christian men admit to looking at porn at least once a month. For many, it’s a lot more than that. Around 15 percent of Christian women said they struggled with porn at least monthly too. This is the case across denominations, socio-economic groups, and geographic boundaries.

You can find one version of this Challenge here.

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One thought on “The 40-day Overcome Porn Challenge

  1. Disciple of Jesus says:

    The lifetime overcome porn guarentee:
    Surrender your life to Christ, give it completely over to Him. Die to yourself. Allow His grace to do the fighting for you.
    “We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. For one who has died has been set free from sin”
    If we’re still slaves to porn, have we indeed died to ourselves?
    “For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.” Amazing! 🙂
    “But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.”
    From the heart! Which heart is that?
    “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.”
    Speaking from experience here…no 40 day challenge will completely free you. Only keep you clean long enough to make the next time you fall even worse than before. You can cage a wolf, and the end of the day it’s still a wolf, itll still desire meat, and blood….what that wolf needs is to be changed into a sheep.
    It’s all God.
    God bless your work JVM

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