Author: Craig Gross

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

  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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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