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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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

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

Open 24/7 – Getting Open with Fernando Castillo

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

Recently Craig Gross (founder of 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