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Simson Garfinkel

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Can't Stop Watching Porn?

Today’s New York Times has a great article about the XXXChurch, an Internet website that is a kind of Christian support group for people who want to stop looking at pornography on the Internet, but just can’t.(NYTimes wants you to…

  • October 31, 2004

Today’s New York Times has a great article about the XXXChurch, an Internet website that is a kind of Christian support group for people who want to stop looking at pornography on the Internet, but just can’t.

(NYTimes wants you to register, but you can read the article for free by vectoring through this Google Search. Wired picked this story up back in may.)

Craig and Mike, the minds behind the XXXchurch, have also put out a video.

One of the most interesting pieces of technology at the XXXChurch is a program which will monitor all of the questionable websites that you go to, and then send the list to your “accountability partner.” This works better than simply blocking the websites, apparently. It’s the same technique that 12-step support groups use to keep people from drinking or drugging, except with the little technological assist.

Overall, hats off to Craig and Mike. Remember, Jesus loves pornographers.

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