PURITY 101 – Set Up Internet Filters
All of these 101 tips come from chapters in my book 21-Day Purity Jumpstart. It is the foundational book for our ministry.
You’re not going to get far on your sexual purity journey until you have a strong Internet strategy. You have to deal with your Internet interactions aggressively.
CONTENT FILTERS – This is the security software that prevents bad things from coming in. On practically all computers, you can go to the Internet Settings and adjust the level of security protection. However, you really need an extra level of security. There are many basic content filters available. Some people like programs such as, McAfee, Norton, AVG or Kaspersky. CNET.com is a good place to look at a list of options, some of which are free!
Action Step: Make sure your content filtering is up-to-date and you know how to use it.
ACCOUNTABILITY FILTERS – I am a big fan of accountability software. This is software that tracks all of the sites that you browse on the computer and reports them to one or more accountability partners. Accountability software is a wonderful innovation that has helped many men and women find an openness and freedom in using their devices.
Action Step: Try out one accountability filtering option.
Here are three great ones, and a commercial for my favorite:
Covenant Eyes – www.covenanteyes.com
X3Pure – www.x3pure.com
K9 Web Protection – http://www1.k9webprotection.com/
I am really fond of Covenant Eyes. Our family uses their filtering and accountability software for all of our devices. They have been a good ministry partner with us. If you use our code, PURITY, at checkout, you can get your first month for free!