The Blog

Updates to MAC OS – Version 2.0.1

Written on July 11th, 2016 in Release Notes by Adam

X3watch has released a new version of our accountability software for computers running Mac OS 8.5 and newer. These updates specifically address some of our top customer concerns including: – False Positives – White-listing websites False positives are websites that are generally acceptable to browse, but are blocked by X3watch (usually due to excessive trigger … Continue reading

Updates to iOS – Version 2.1.2

Written on July 11th, 2016 in Release Notes by Adam

We are happy to announce updates for our iOS app – our first release in nearly two years for this platform! We’ve spent a lot of time updating the code that runs X3watch to use all of the the latest programming language from Apple (like Swift). These changes will make the program run a bit faster … Continue reading

Updates to Windows – Version 2.1.2

Written on July 11th, 2016 in Release Notes by Adam

X3watch has released a new version of our accountability software for computers running Windows 7 and newer. These updates specifically address some of our top customer concerns including: – False Positives – White-listing websites False positives are websites that are generally acceptable to browse, but are blocked by X3watch (usually due to excessive trigger words … Continue reading

VR Porn Could Be Most Addictive Pornography Yet

Written on June 26th, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Technology has been the driver for much change in the porn industry. These changes, such as video, internet streaming, and the like have increased the scope of pornography in the marketplace.  While VR porn is far from saturating the marketplace, it is out there and it’s on the rise. Many are already aware that pornography … Continue reading

Child Pornographer Denied Pre-Trial Release Four Times

Written on June 19th, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

The words child pornography will (and should) strike fear into the hearts of every parent. The proliferation of both child pornography and the number of crimes against children has, unfortunately, been on the rise. It is no picnic for people who get caught. For Victor Stepus, 47, of Chicopee, after four attempts to gain pretrial … Continue reading

Refraining from Porn Brings Benefits According to Abstainers

Written on June 12th, 2016 in Resources by Anthony Spencer

Today it seems as if pornography has completely inundated our society. The ready access to porn at any time is not just a problem for adults, but also for children as well. As Gregor Schmidinger can attest, getting ahold of pornography at an early age it isn’t just a problem in the US, but rather … Continue reading

Blizzard Entertainment Cracks Down on Porn Involving their IP

Written on June 3rd, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Technology has had an increasing influence in our everyday lives.  Pornography has seeped its way not only onto our DVD players and desktop computers but also into our smartphones and even gaming consoles. Blizzard, the creators of World of Warcraft have just released its latest game, Overwatch earlier this year.  The multiplayer shooter game has … Continue reading

Porn-Addiction Denial Still Strong

Written on May 27th, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Internet pornography is relatively new when compared to other means of pornographic media, but it is even more potent because is so much of it and so much variety. It’s like the porn industry is hacking into our brains. The marketers and others involved in the porn industry want to make their wares even easier … Continue reading

Teen Porn Usage Leads to Body Image Problems

Written on May 19th, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Teen porn viewing is a concern that many parents have. The availability of high-speed internet porn accessible anywhere poses a different challenge than just hiding a few magazines between the mattresses. It also brings up different problems. Many people discourage porn use among teens for religious reasons and due to the dangers of making sex … Continue reading

Half a Million Child Porn Images Discovered in Man’s Home

Written on May 12th, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Long-term porn addicts progressively move to harder types of porn thanks to desensitization. If this goes unchecked it can lead people to consume illegal varieties of pornography and opens them up to sex offender status. The internet may make you think you’re anonymous in your porn habits, but that is a lie as one man … Continue reading

Sex Therapist Sees Uptick in Porn Addiction Cases

Written on May 5th, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

One of the things that makes porn addiction so insidious is that many professionals still don’t believe that pornography can be addictive. It’s not like drugs or alcohol where an immediate change can be seen if you take it. But the stories that therapists are hearing from long-term porn users are pushing more research into … Continue reading

Hundred of Child Porn Videos Found on Grad Student’s Computer

Written on April 28th, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Porn used to be something you had to go out in public to get. A visit to an adult store or a strip club was the only way to get it. The internet changed all that. The most extreme kinds of porn can be found with just a little searching, even things that are highly … Continue reading

Child Porn Found on Normal Porn Sites According to New Report

Written on April 21st, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

A lot of men think that casual porn usage is okay, and perhaps you could be one of the lucky ones. There are individuals out there who have a strong resistance to addictions. But porn is a little bit different. People are able to get a sexual response out of many different kinds of stimuli … Continue reading

Shame Makes Religious People More Vulnerable to Porn Addiction

Written on April 14th, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

When is that exact moment when just once in a while viewing turns to an addiction to porn? For religious consumers, that time may happen much easier than for those who are nonreligious. Many religions find porn to be distasteful and advise their followers to avoid consuming pornography. However, there are plenty of people in … Continue reading

Don’t Blame X3watch – You’re the Problem

Written on April 13th, 2016 in Resources by Ryan Russell

  See if this sounds familiar: you’re hooked on porn. You’ve tried a lot of options to try to get off it, though. First you tried willpower, but that didn’t work so great, and so then you decided to take the next step and install X3watch on all your devices to help you stay accountable … Continue reading

Why People Blame Their Phone For Their Smartphone Addiction

Written on April 11th, 2016 in Resources by Craig Gross

  Smartphone addiction can be a real problem for some people, especially when they get addicted not so much to their phone but to what they use their phone for. To put it simply: more and more people are using their smartphone for porn, and it’s taking over their lives. And so what do they … Continue reading

Sex Offender Fails to Register, Gets Caught

Written on April 10th, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Having an addiction isn’t easy. Being addicted to sex, especially if your addiction leads you to down the road to becoming a sex offender, can wreck your life. Sex offender status is no joke, as one ex-Mississippi resident discovered when he failed to register. A man who was originally convicted of statutory rape lived in … Continue reading

  You’re way into porn, and no one knows it. Can you stop hiding? Can you stop blaming others? Can you start accepting the truth about yourself and about your actions? Yes, you can stop hiding. Yes, you can stop blaming. Yes, you can be free. But you need help. You can’t do it on … Continue reading

  Smartphones are, by this point, impossible to avoid. If you want any kind of mobile phone at all, you have to work really hard NOT to get a smartphone. The days of the flip phone are over, and rather than being the coolest accessory, the Motorola RAZR is now an antique. But regardless of … Continue reading

Don’t Blame Your Smart Phone

Written on April 4th, 2016 in Resources by Craig Gross

  Smartphone porn is all too easy to get these days – and it’s all to easy to blame the smartphone. Porn, however, doesn’t care who gets the blame, as long as it gets in front of your eyes and stays there. But playing the blame game comes naturally to us, so while smartphone porn … Continue reading

Hacker Selling Database of Users from Porn Network

Written on April 1st, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Do you remember the Ashley Madison hack from last year? Many users had their embarrassing habits exposed when hackers released the data of its users. Anytime you register for an account online, that’s a record of your presence, and this includes porn sites. One hacker claims they stole 237,000 accounts from a porn site and … Continue reading

Ex-Porn Star Shares her Story, Tells Women to Stay Away from Industry

Written on March 24th, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

The stories of women who enter into porn and then get out of it can often serve as an inspiration to quit for people who are addicted to it. Part of porn’s appeal is its anonymity. All the viewer knows is the representation on the screen. But when the real person is revealed, empathy often … Continue reading

Prosecutors Struggle with Sexting Laws

Written on March 18th, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Smartphones has allowed greater access to pornography than ever before. Some estimates say that 1 out of every 5 web searches on mobile are for porn. More disturbing is the ability for individuals to make pornographic material with great ease with the use of a smartphone. The phenomenon known as “sexting” where individuals share erotic … Continue reading

Navy Admiral Caught Using Porn During Training Exercises

Written on March 12th, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Porn addiction is bad enough at home, but when it crosses into your work time it can have quick repercussions. In nearly every place of employment in America, viewing pornography at work or on company equipment leads to instant termination. The higher the job ranking, the harder the fall. A one-star admiral for the Navy … Continue reading

Japanese Doujinshi Porn can Lead to Jail Time

Written on March 3rd, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Porn addiction can take many different forms. The most common methods for online pornography consumption are videos and pictures. These can include comics, and in other countries pornographic comics are a huge industry. Japan is the flagship example, but Japanese pornographic comics can land people into a world of legal trouble far beyond simple porn … Continue reading

Terry Crews Opens up about his Porn Addiction

Written on February 25th, 2016 in Stories by Anthony Spencer

Pornography addiction is a silent killer of relationships and intimacy, and the most common source for pornography is the internet. It is so easy to nurture a porn addiction, and the effects can be lifelong. But some people do successfully work at changing their porn habits. Terry Crews, actor and former NFL-player, opened up on … Continue reading

Windows Users: UPDATE NOW!

Written on February 8th, 2016 in Product updates by Adam

We have released a new version of X3watch for Windows. This update is designed to improve the performance and stability of X3watch on Windows. It also contains changes to help reduce “false positives” and make whitelisting easier and more reliable. X3watch Support recommends that all Windows users install this critical X3watch update as soon as … Continue reading

Porn PLUS Phone PLUS Driving MINUS Pants = A Bad Idea

Written on January 28th, 2016 in Stories by Craig Gross

  When you do this type of ministry for as long as we have, you start to feel like there’s nothing that could surprise you anymore. And then you read this headline: “Pantsless Driver Dies After Being Ejected Through His Sunroof While Masturbating to Porn on a Cellphone When the Car Crashed and Rolled Over” … Continue reading

Server Maintenance – October 26, 2015

Written on October 26th, 2015 in Product Info by Adam

WHEN: Today, Monday October 26 beginning around 8PM PDT  and lasting though Tuesday October 27 2AM PDT. WHAT: X3watch developers have advised us of maintenance scheduled for Monday evening into Tuesday morning. This maintenance is required and will improve performance of the app and also the integrity, safety and security of our networks. IMPACT: During this … Continue reading

New Partner Notification Added!

Written on June 22nd, 2015 in Product Info by Adam

Hello everyone! I have a new partner notification to tell you about today! We have just implemented a new partner notification that will tell your accountability partners whenever an X3watch user enables or disables website blocking. We believe this new partner notification is going to improve your X3watch user experience by providing even more accountability … Continue reading

X3watch Quick Reference Guide – UPDATED!

Written on June 19th, 2015 in Product Info by Adam

X3watch is pleased to announce that we have updated our Quick Reference Guide for X3watch software. If you are new to X3watch – or just want a refresher on the basics, download this helpful guide today. The new guide contains information about downloading and installing the program, adding accountability partners, updating your website blocking settings, … Continue reading

Why We Offer Alerts

Written on June 3rd, 2015 in Product Info by Craig Gross

One thing we’ve found from our X3watch customer base is that people want alerts. If someone is making unhealthy choices, accountability partners often want to know about it immediately rather than waiting for a weekly report. Partners want an alert because it lets them reach out to the person they’re supporting. Users want alerts because … Continue reading

What Are Accountability Reports?

Written on June 2nd, 2015 in Product Info by Craig Gross

  By far the most basic and important feature of X3watch is the report. Without accountability reports all the benefits of X3watch become strictly theoretical, which is why we do all we can to make sure your reports get to your accountability partners, and why we let you check or generate your reports any time you … Continue reading

The Basics of Blocking and Filtering Websites

Written on June 2nd, 2015 in Product Info by Craig Gross

At X3watch, we know plenty of our customers want internet blocking and filtering, and we’ve worked hard to include those. But I want to take a moment to talk to you about the purpose of blocking and filtering websites. We believe in blocking. We just don’t believe in trying to insulate yourself from the world, … Continue reading

What Makes a Good Accountability Partner?

Written on June 2nd, 2015 in Product Info by Craig Gross

  When you use X3watch, you get to partner up with someone you love and trust, someone who will work with you to help you achieve all the goals you have for your life. We call that person an “accountability partner.” But what makes a good accountability partner? Here are three things you want to … Continue reading

How To View Accountability Reports In X3watch

Written on May 18th, 2015 in Product Info by Craig Gross

  By far the most basic and important feature of X3watch is the report. Without the report, all the benefits of X3watch become strictly theoretical, which is why we do all we can to make sure your reports get to your accountability partners, and why we let you check or generate your reports any time … Continue reading

How To Add Accountability Partners To X3watch

Written on May 14th, 2015 in Product Info by Craig Gross

  So, you’re taking the plunge and getting accountable with X3watch. That’s great! We’re excited for you as you take this important step into a healthier online lifestyle. But before you go any farther, you have to add an accountability partner! Hopefully you’ve already chosen an accountability partner (or partners) who understand your goals and … Continue reading

Recognizing And Avoiding Toxic Accountability Partners

Written on May 11th, 2015 in Product Info by Craig Gross

  As we’ve worked in and around this world of accountability, we’ve seen that most accountability partners are willing, good-hearted participants who are eager to help out. Unfortunately, though, this isn’t always the case. Here are three simple ways to recognize toxic accountability partners. As soon as you see these red flags, run the other … Continue reading

How To Build A Great Accountability Partnership

Written on May 7th, 2015 in Resources by Craig Gross

  You have X3watch. You have an accountability partner. You have everything you need to stay accountable, and now you just want to make sure it stays great. You want to build a great partnership with your accountability partner. (Tweet This!) Well, we’re just as excited about the possibilities as you are, and we are … Continue reading

What Makes A Great Accountability Partner?

Written on May 4th, 2015 in Product Info by Craig Gross

  We already covered the foundation of this in our blog “What Is an Accountability Partner?”, but now we’d like to go a little deeper and talk about three things that make a great accountability partner. They understand. A great accountability partner knows exactly where you’ve been and where you want to go, oftentimes because … Continue reading

What Is An Accountability Partner?

Written on April 30th, 2015 in Product Info by Craig Gross

  “A good story requires more than one character.” This thinking is foundational for gaining and maintaining lifelong freedom in every area of your life. Our culture certainly loves to celebrate and honor individual achievement, and while that’s definitely a worthwhile endeavor, we here at X3watch have seen too many recoveries get derailed because someone … Continue reading

What Is Accountability Software?

Written on April 27th, 2015 in Product Info by Craig Gross

  We get a lot of questions here at X3watch, but by far the thing people wonder the most—whether they ask it or not—is this: What in the world is accountability software, anyway? It’s a good and fair question; if you aren’t familiar with the concept of accountability—and especially that it’s a good thing we … Continue reading

10 Last Things To Know About X3watch

Written on April 21st, 2015 in Product updates by Adam

Read previous 10 Things Here. And now, for our final installment in this series about X3watch, we bring you a list carefully compiled by Adam Wynn, our Product Support Leader. Here they are, the last 10 things you may not know about X3watch: 1. In 2014, our customer service-support team handled 17,112 support requests and … Continue reading

10 More Things To Know About X3watch

Written on April 21st, 2015 in Product updates by Craig Gross

If you are reading.. here is blog #3 in our 10 things series. Last one is here. When X3watch first launched, we filtered and blocked only a very limited number of known porn sites; now X3watch checks hundreds of thousands of new sites per month. We’re constantly working to analyze, improve, and expand our porn filter … Continue reading

Another 10 Things To Know About X3watch

Written on April 21st, 2015 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

Did you check out the last post with ten things you may not know about X3watch? Here are ten more: 1. In 2014, we spent over $700,000 re-investing in the X3watch technologies, rebuilding it from the ground up so that it will be as solid as ever. 2. X3watch is the only online accountability software for pornography … Continue reading

10 Things You Need To Know About X3watch

Written on April 20th, 2015 in Product updates by Craig Gross

This week we are going to do a series of posts about X3watch. For those of you new to things here at XXXchurch.com, let me give you some brief history. We started in 2002, and one of the first things we said we would do is give away free accountability software. We did this because … Continue reading

X3watch for Mac UPDATED!

Written on April 6th, 2015 in Product updates by Adam

We’ve just completed a major update to our our Mac OS version of X3watch.  X3watch support recommends this update for all X3watch users who are running Mac OS 10.8.5 and up! – Major update of filtering database for improved website filtering. – Improvements to website scoring that will reduce false positives (good sites being blocked by accident). – Performance and … Continue reading

X3watch for Windows UPDATED!

Written on April 6th, 2015 in Product updates by Adam

We’ve just completed a major update to our our Windows version of X3watch.  X3watch support recommends this update for all X3watch users who are running Windows Vista and up. – Major update of filtering database for improved website filtering. – Improvements to website scoring that will reduce false positives (good sites being blocked by accident). – Performance and stability enhancements. … Continue reading

All New Help Center Coming Soon!

Written on March 19th, 2015 in Product updates by Adam

Hello everyone! We’ve been working extra hard to deliver a great accountability program and a great customer service experience for our X3watch family. We’re undergoing a lot of changes right now and are about to release some major updates to both our Mac and Windows versions, as well as our support website. I’m excited to … Continue reading

X3WATCH MAINTENANCE ALERT

Written on March 3rd, 2015 in Product updates by Adam

  WHEN: Today, Tuesday March 3 beginning after 7PM PST  and lasting though Wednesday March 4 7AM PST. WHAT: X3watch developers have advised us of planned maintenance scheduled for Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning. In addition to X3watch, some of our vendors are also planning maintenance to equipment that powers our X3watch program. This maintenance is … Continue reading

2014 Year In Review

Written on February 25th, 2015 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

2014 was a great year. We learned a lot and grew in many ways. You can download a PDF below or just read the post. “A good story requires more than one character.” We believe this to our core; so much so that this very phrase has become the “why” behind X3watch. Internet pornography is … Continue reading

Join the Beta Team!

Written on February 20th, 2015 in Product Info by Adam

  Hello everyone! I am so excited to announce that we have just launched our first ever public beta testing program for X3watch! We’re looking for all sorts of people to join our team from novice to power-user.  If you’re an X3watch user, or just a supporter of our ministries work, we’d love to have … Continue reading

Mac Update!

Written on January 19th, 2015 in Product updates by Adam

We’ve completed an incremental update to our our Mac version of X3watch.  X3watch support recommends this update for all X3watch users who are running Mac OS 10.8.5 and up. – Incremental update of filtering database for improved blocked and reduced false-positives. – Corrects a user log in issue that resulted in “null” for username and “null” … Continue reading

Social Media and Kids

Written on January 16th, 2015 in Resources by Adam

Today’s youth are connected like never before. They are growing up in a word with smartphones, tablets and thousands of applications that allow them to share information with their friends and even networks of complete strangers, in a matter of seconds. Apps like Facebook let them connect and share details about their lives, personal information … Continue reading

Using Custom White/Blacklists in X3watch

Written on January 9th, 2015 in Support by Adam

X3watch Premium includes a powerful content filter (AKA “website blocker”) that detects inappropriate content and blocks it from appearing in your browser. Like all filters, sometimes you may find it too strict and other times, perhaps not strict enough. That’s why we included an easy-to-use override feature called My Site Lists. My Site Lists allows … Continue reading

Christmas Computer Action Plan

Written on December 26th, 2014 in Resources by Adam

Did Santa give your family a new computer or tablet for Christmas this year? If he did, Congratulations! Computers and tablets can take us places the old encyclopedia sets never could. In a moment they can take us across the world, allowing us to experience new cultures and even meet new people. But this technology … Continue reading

Porn is everywhere. Use protection.

Written on December 22nd, 2014 in Product Info by Adam

Porn is everywhere. Think about it. It finds it way onto your computers, on televisions, your magazines and chances are, you carry with you every single day. That smartphone or tablet you carry every day,  it’s like a porn hub for your palm. How does porn find you? Porn finds it way to you through … Continue reading

Black Friday Tech Tips

Written on November 25th, 2014 in Resources by Adam

Can you believe it? 2014 is almost over. Thanksgiving is upon us and with it, comes the infamous “Black Friday”.  Maybe it’s just me, but I always feel excited, and sometimes a bit overwhelmed by all of the amazing tech deals that crop up this time of year. Android tablets, iPads, smart TV’s, you name … Continue reading

X3watch Update for Mac!

Written on November 14th, 2014 in Product Info by Adam

I just wanted to take a moment and announce that we have released an update for our Mac OS customers. If you are currently using X3watch on Mac OS, please take the time to download and install the new update located here. Please note that system requirements have changed. Beginning with this version of X3watch, the … Continue reading

Windows Update for X3watch

Written on November 10th, 2014 in Product Info by Adam

I just wanted to take a moment and announce that we have released an update for our Windows customers. If you are currently using X3watch on Windows, please take the time to download and install the new update located here.   Release Notes:  – Minor fixes including the resolution of a minor proxy issue. – … Continue reading

Helpful “After Install” tips.

Written on November 10th, 2014 in Support by Adam

I hope you all had a great weekend! I must admit that I had another blog planned for this week but over the past few days, something compelled me to write about a different topic. I was researching trending items and requests from our support group and I noticed that there was one common question … Continue reading

Snapchat Pics Are Forever

Written on October 31st, 2014 in Support by Adam

Snapchat is an incredibly popular social media app that allows users to instantly share pictures with one another. Users really love it because Snapchat automatically deletes these pictures between one and ten seconds (user option) after the recipient looks at the image. At least that’s what users are told. You see, Snapchat pictures are never … Continue reading

Tumblr Into Porn

Written on October 24th, 2014 in Support by Adam

There are many websites out there that contain pornography and other inappropriate material. Sites like Facebook, Reddit, and even YouTube contain some level inappropriate material but one that really stands out is a website called Tumblr. What is Tumblr? Tumblr is a social networking and blogging website that allows anyone to create a page for … Continue reading

Filter Pricing Comparison

Written on October 20th, 2014 in Product Info by Adam

    Deciding on a content filter for your family is a big decision. There are many things to consider: features, stability, reliability, ease-of-use, the type of protection the program offers and how much you get. X3watch has it all. X3watch offers the most comprehensive accountability and filtering solution on the market today. X3watch gives … Continue reading

X3watch iOS Pricing Comparison

Written on October 13th, 2014 in Product Info by Adam

Protecting an iOS device may seem like a daunting task, but X3watch makes it easy and affordable. There are many things to consider when selecting a safe browser for your iOS devices: features, stability, reliability and ease-of-use are all important. And so is the cost. X3watch for iOS gives you the most value for your dollar. … Continue reading

X3watch is Free. Covenant Eyes is not.

Written on October 7th, 2014 in Product Info by Ryan Russell

I saw a snarky Google Ad placed by one of our “competitors” the other day when I typed “X3watch” into the search bar. As you can see, Covenant Eyes wants you to check out their product when you are looking for ours. This got me to thinking, especially because I get asked all the time, … Continue reading

X3watch Android Pricing Comparison

Written on October 3rd, 2014 in Product Info by Adam

  When looking for an Android content filter to protect your family from online harm, there are many things to consider: features, stability, reliability and ease-of-use are all important. And then there’s pricing. You want the most value for your dollar – and that’s where X3watch for Android comes in. X3watch is the most comprehensive … Continue reading

Get Started with X3watch Premium

Written on September 30th, 2014 in Resources by Ryan Russell

Welcome to X3watch Premium! X3watch Premium is packed full of great features and tools for accountability. We are excited you decided to purchase & use X3watch! It’s important to us that you know you are not alone. This is a huge first step. Accountability can be a foreign or new concept for most, so as part of your … Continue reading

X3watch & Restricted Android Profiles

Written on September 26th, 2014 in Support by Adam

Now that we’ve launched the latest version of X3watch for Android, many of you have ask me how you can get the most protection out of your Android devices. The good news is that if you’re using an Android tablet, you have some great options. The not-so-good news is that if you’re using an Android … Continue reading

XXXchurch Software

Written on September 22nd, 2014 in Events by Craig Gross

  My name is Craig Gross and back in January of 1999 I left my job as a youth pastor and began a new organization with my best friend Jake. We started “Craig & Jake LIVE”, speaking at youth events and eventually put on our own events across the country. A few years later after seeing … Continue reading

Custom Device Names on Reports

Written on September 19th, 2014 in Product updates by Adam

Here’s a cool way to add some value to your X3watch accountability reports. Now that we’ve introduced updates to our Windows, Mac and Mobile software, we’ve added support for identifying reports by device name instead of by type. Not sure what I mean? No worries, I’ll explain! In the first release of X3watch Premium, reports were … Continue reading

X3watch on iOS 8

Written on September 17th, 2014 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

  It doesn’t matter how many times we test our product on a new platform, I am always nervous on days like today when Apple releases a major update and the public pushes real live use cases against X3watch. I personally downloaded the public release of iOS 8 on my iPhone 5 and ran X3watch … Continue reading

How To Use iOS Restrictions and X3watch Together

Written on September 12th, 2014 in Support by Adam

Let’s face it, protecting your loved ones from seeing inappropriate content on a computer is a difficult task, so it’s no surprise that accomplishing this on a mobile device like an iPhone or an iPad is an even more difficult task. Thankfully though, by combining the power of X3watch and the parental control settings that … Continue reading

Using X3watch on iOS

Written on September 5th, 2014 in Product updates by Adam

Hey everyone!  As many of you know, we’ve released a new version of our iOS app that offers improved stability and enhanced features. I wanted to take a quick moment to acquaint you with it.First thing’s first though. If you haven’t updated or installed the new app yet,  go ahead and do that now. To install … Continue reading

Open 24/7 – Open With Kim Biddle

Written on September 2nd, 2014 in Stories by Craig Gross

Kim Biddle began her work with human trafficking in 2003 when she traveled to Thailand and Cambodia in partnership with Saddleback Church and the International Justice Mission. She returned to the United States to help found the Saddleback Justice Task Force and focus on aftercare resource development for caretakers of survivors in Third World countries. … Continue reading

Open 24/7 – Open With David Dean

Written on August 1st, 2014 in Stories by Craig Gross

David Dean is one of my best friends in the world. He is a die hard Bears fan who will be disappointed once again this year as they won’t win their division. Dave and I recently wrote a book together called “Touchy Subjects.” I caught up with him in San Diego for the latest edition … Continue reading

Open 24/7 – Open With Bryan Johnston

Written on July 2nd, 2014 in Stories by Craig Gross

Bryan Johnston is a pastor and long time friend of mine and XXXchurch.com.  Bryan is passionate about seeing lives restored from addictions and men and women experiencing freedom. Almost 10 years ago Bryan broke his neck while unloading some church staging for his church plant. He was paralyzed and told he would never walk again. … Continue reading

X3watch iOS v2.0.1 – Updates and Info.

Written on June 18th, 2014 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

It took 6 months for us to jump through countless software development hurdles  in releasing the new 2.0.1 version of X3watch Premium for iOS (hiring and then re-hiring a new team of people were just a small piece of it). We have another update coming — version 2.0.2 — that is already in the final stages … Continue reading

X3watch UPDATED on all platforms

Written on June 13th, 2014 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

  We have been busier than super heroes on a day earth is invaded by aliens! We couldn’t be more stoked to announce this month that we have released updates to every single version of X3watch – iOS, Mac, Windows and Android. Yes! …. Even the mobile apps FINALLY got the long anticipated updates that we … Continue reading

X3watch Premium updated for Mac

Written on June 13th, 2014 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

X3watch Premium Update for Mac – June 13, 2014 We have been busy! We have just released another update to another platform, this time it is X3watch for Mac – be sure to take advantage of all the Premium features. Do you have other devices? Be sure to download X3watch for iOS, Android and Windows too! This new … Continue reading

X3watch Update for Windows

Written on June 13th, 2014 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

X3watch for Windows 6.6.14 Update Give me just two minutes to tell you about the latest X3watch update for Windows. I’ve just posted a new version at (LINK) so be sure to download it today. I recommend this update for everyone who uses a Windows computer and X3watch. This new build includes several important enhancements that improve … Continue reading

NEW X3watch iOS Mobile App (V2.0.1)

Written on June 11th, 2014 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

X3watch Premium for iOS devices (Version 2.0.1) Hey everyone! Today is an exciting day for us here at X3watch because we’ve just released our all-new X3watch app for iOS and I wanted to take a minute to quickly acquaint you with it. Today’s latest news about this release (READ MORE + FEEDBACK WELCOME!) First thing’s … Continue reading

The Loving Act of Protection

Written on June 4th, 2014 in Resources by CJ Stunkard

Protecting one’s home from unwanted media has become more difficult in the last few decades. Since the advent of premium cable television and pay-per-view, everything from raunchy comedies to hardcore features have been available for the unwitting, channel-surfing eye; and these days, pornography is not only available at the family television or shared desktop computer … Continue reading

Open 24/7 – Open With Kevin Murray

Written on June 1st, 2014 in Stories by Craig Gross

In this month’s episode of Open 24/7 I sit down with a good friend of mine Kevin Murray. I have known Kevin for over a decade and admire several things about him. His love for his family. His commitment to invest in the next generation And, his great sense of business. Kevin runs a highly … Continue reading

Using X3watch on Android (V 2.0.1)

Written on May 30th, 2014 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

  X3watch Premium for Android (Version 2.0.1) After months of development and testing, today, we’ve released our all-new app for X3watch on Android! Now, it’s time to learn about the new features, how to update your settings and what to expect when browsing using our app, or another third-party browser. First thing’s first though. If … Continue reading

4 Things That Make Good Accountability

Written on May 21st, 2014 in Resources by Jeff Fisher

Using X3watch is a big help toward having an online strategy because it provides you with the option of multiple accountability champions, people who can help you stick to the plan you created. Probably for starters, you’re going to have one or two champions. You might allow two of your best friends to get your … Continue reading

Accountability: How X3watch Is Like God

Written on May 21st, 2014 in Resources by CJ Stunkard

Addiction gives human beings tunnel vision. The poison does not matter; whether it’s alcohol, drugs, sex, or whatever grips the addict, the obsession for a fix makes its pursuer neglect the reality of the outside world. We dismiss the consequences of our choices in light of the immediate gratification we desire. Not always but often, … Continue reading

Are Your Kids Online? 9 Ideas To Keep Them Safe!

Written on May 14th, 2014 in Resources by Jeff Fisher

1. WRITE OUT A FAMILY CONTRACT – It’s a good idea to create a media and internet contract with your family. It’s all about boundaries. Set boundaries together, determining what sites are okay, what sites are questionable, and what sites are not worth visiting. 2. SIT DOWN TOGETHER AND ESTABLISH THE FAMILY GUIDELINES – Make … Continue reading

X3watch Mobile Update – May 6, 2014

Written on May 6th, 2014 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

First, my apologies that it has take so long to give a reasonable X3watch mobile update. Through all of our challenges, there were many times when it was very, very difficult to see when the end of this development cycles was actually definitely going to be completed. Every conquered challenge seemed to open up new … Continue reading

Open 24/7 – Open With Jake Luhrs of August Burns Red

Written on May 3rd, 2014 in Stories by Craig Gross

Jake Luhrs is the frontman for the hardcore band August Burns Red. He has been a friend of mine for many years and is one of the most sincere, honest, and open guys that I know. Most rock stars spend their day in tour buses and backstage when not entertaining their fans. Jake’s not like that. He … Continue reading

X3watch In 3 Easy Steps

Written on May 1st, 2014 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

X3watch today is so much more than software to block pornography, or “catch you in the act” of going someplace you would rather not go on the internet. Several years ago, we created the very first version of our accountability software in order to create conversations and build closer relationship among men and women who … Continue reading

Accountability: 360 Protection

Written on April 23rd, 2014 in Resources by Carl Thomas

Anyone who owns a PC most likely has heard the term “360 protection,” being all-too-familiar with the vast threats posed to them and their computers by viruses, adware, malware, spyware, tupperware, and everything else out there waiting to decimate your hard drive. Virus protection alone is no longer enough. Yes, viruses are bad but are … Continue reading

Accountability: Aaron’s Story

Written on April 16th, 2014 in Stories by Aaron Sanborn

Change Was Needed. Change Was Found In Accountability It is difficult to explain in words the amazing changes that X3watch accountability has had on my struggle with sexual addiction, and the strength it has given me, but I will do my best. I’ve struggled with sexual addiction for over 20 years now and I’ve tried … Continue reading

Red Flags: Accountability in Ministry

Written on April 10th, 2014 in Stories by Carl Thomas

Anyone in the church or even outside the church is all too familiar with the long chain of stories concerning ministries and leaders who’ve been shipwrecked by scandal. It’s an unfortunate black eye that the bride of Christ has had to sport for far too long. However, it is also a reality of ministry because … Continue reading

Technology is amazing…and dangerous!

Written on April 2nd, 2014 in Stories by Peter Owens

  Technology is amazing. Sometimes, I don’t think we really get how crazy cool all of the things that we have today are – we can look at people’s faces with the phones in our pockets; we can send money half way across the world with the click of a button; we can read about … Continue reading

Open 24/7 – Getting Open with Josh McCown

Written on April 1st, 2014 in Stories by Craig Gross

I’m a huge football fan. I guess I just love watching sports that I know I never could play. This past year I won our staff/friends Fantasy Football league and one guy that helped me do that was Josh McCown. Josh has been a friend of mine for many years and I have watched him on … Continue reading

Accountability: Stay in the Light

Written on March 28th, 2014 in Stories by Tim M

  Before I started my sobriety and recovery from an addiction to porn and sex, I was blinded to how important it is to have accountability in my life. At a deeper level, I didn’t want accountability; I didn’t want my secret known, because, in a twisted way, there is a false sense of security … Continue reading

Introducing Coupon Codes

Written on March 25th, 2014 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

Deep Discount Tuesday – March 25, 2014 We are excited to announce that X3watch is now able to offer “coupons” for promotional purposes on the new X3watch Premium product. This brand new feature is being live tested over the next two weeks. So, for a limited time and a limited number of customers, we would … Continue reading

Living Alone? Don’t Be Lonely

Written on March 19th, 2014 in Stories by Peter Owens

I haven’t spent most of my life living alone. In fact, the overwhelming majority of my time on this planet has been spent sharing a house and many times a room with other people. All of the things I learned, from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, I learned to do while sharing space with other … Continue reading

The New X3watch

Written on March 14th, 2014 in Videos by Ryan Russell

We’re excited to share this great video that Michael from www.justscribbles.com created as a simple way to communicate what X3watch is. Watch it below and share with others!

X3watch Mobile Update

Written on March 12th, 2014 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

You might not realize it, but YES, we do still have a free version of X3watch software for accountability. And YES, it’s free on on Android & iOS devices as well. We actually made that shift last summer. X3watch Premium offers so many great new features with a paid subscription… take a peek at the … Continue reading

Open 24/7 – Getting Open with Fernando Castillo

Written on March 4th, 2014 in Stories by Ryan Russell

Recently Craig Gross (founder of XXXchurch.com) caught up with Fernando Castillo about getting open. Fernando is a friend of his who lives in Hawaii and serves as the senior pastor of New Hope Diamond Head in Honolulu while training and mentoring several other pastors all across the country. Fernando is the real deal and as … Continue reading

FREE Parents Webinar March 4th

Written on February 28th, 2014 in Events by Ryan Russell

FREE Parents Webinar March 4th How Do You Talk To Your Kids About Sex Hey X3Watch Family! In case you haven’t heard, Craig Gross is hosting a free webinar next Tuesday, March 4th at 8pm ET (6pm CT / 5pm PT) and sharing some thoughts on “How Do You Talk To Your Kids About Sex.” … Continue reading

Feb. 5 – Server Updates @ 11:00 PM Pacific

Written on February 5th, 2014 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

Feb. 5/6 – X3watch PREMIUM Server Updates @ 11:00 PM Pacific / 2:00 AM Eastern Tonight we will be updating our X3watch PREMIUM servers. For users attempting to utilize the internet at this time, you will experience a loss of connectivity. During this update, you have two options: 1. Plan ahead to be finished with … Continue reading

X3watch PREMIUM is here for X3watch PRO users

Written on February 2nd, 2014 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

We’ve worked our butts off over the last year to develop a completely new, completely redesigned X3watch, completely from the ground up–something we can put our full confidence in, knowing it will do its best for you and your family. We are in the final stages for migrating all of the current PRO users to … Continue reading

iOS fixes on Dec. 14

Written on December 14th, 2013 in Product updates by Ryan Russell

X3watch loyalists & new customers… We are sorry. Our new iOS app released inadvertently last night and we are unable to rollback the update. We are working around the clock to fix the user experience that is causing so much short term frustration. In short, there is concern that the app is not working or … Continue reading

Hello Pastors!

Written on November 7th, 2013 in Uncategorized by Craig Gross

We had at great time at #R13 the last few days. Pastors, we have a page that we are building at www.x3watch.com/pastors that will have information for your churches, fliers, videos and ways to be an affiliate. We will have this up shortly. We are excited about the re-launch of this product and have seen great … Continue reading

New Mobile X3watch Available Soon

Written on November 7th, 2013 in Product updates by Craig Gross

We have brand new mobile versions of X3watch that will sync with the free and the premium versions of the new X3watch. Those versions will be available in the Google play store and Itunes store by December 1.  Until then, enjoy our current versions of the mobile product for FREE! Download for iOS Download for … Continue reading

How To Uninstall Old X3watch

Written on November 7th, 2013 in Product updates by Craig Gross

We are excited to release the new versions of X3watch. We have a free version and a Premium version that we are rolling out. There are several old versions of the software out there. We strongly suggest if you are using a PC or a MAC to uninstall the old versions before installing the new … Continue reading