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Undoubtedly the biggest objection we get when we talk to people about using Internet Accountability Software is this: I don’t have anyone I can trust to be my accountability partner.
This is a fair objection, because after all, using Accountability Software without someone who is willing to receive your Accountability Reports isn’t worth a whole lot.
However, nine times out of ten, the real problem is not that we have nobody in our lives we could trust. The real problem is that we have to face our fear of telling others about our dark side. The problem is not often that everyone has demonstrated to me that they aren’t trustworthy. The problem is more often that we think our sins are so dark that no one could possibly help or understand.
If you’re looking to find a good Accountability Partner, here’s a simple, step-by-step process that will help you swallow your fear.Step 1: Prepare Yourself to Be Accountable (Sign Up for Covenant Eyes)
Don’t fall prey to the Law of Diminishing Intent. We all know what it’s like to get inspired to change something in our lives, but then we say, “I’ll start that next week.” What often happens is we don’t do anything when next week rolls around.
Sign up for Covenant Eyes right now. Install it on all your computers and devices. Start receiving your own Reports. Defeat procrastination right now.
Think about it this way: When you find that right person or people to be your Accountability Partner(s), you will not be showing up empty-handed. You will have a tool ready to use that you have familiarized yourself with.Step 2: Think of Your Best Partner Options (Watch This Video)
Who do you really look up to? Who in your life is trustworthy, positive, challenging, and mature? Start with that person or those people.Step 3: Talk to Your Top Picks (Send This E-mail)
Let’s say you want to have an Accountability Partner to help you stop looking at pornography online. Start by sending your potential partner an e-mail or giving them a call. Here’s a sample e-mail taken from the book, Coming Clean.
There has been something I’ve been meaning to talk to you about. I recently signed up for a program called Covenant Eyes. It basically monitors everywhere I go online and then sends a Report of that information to any friend or friends I choose.
As you can imagine, this isn’t the easiest thing for me to talk about. The reason I want to use this program is because I want to be open and honest with others about my Internet use. There are simply far too many temptations on the Internet today, too many pitfalls. Knowing others will see where I go online will really help me stay honest and avoid these temptations.
I’d love talk to you more about this in person. I need help and encouragement right now, and I knew you would be a great person to ask for help.
You should receive an e-mail from Covenant Eyes asking you to confirm whether you want to be my accountability partner. If you think you would be up for this, please accept that invitation. Let me know what you’re thinking so we can talk more.
Thanks!Step 4: Invite This Person to Be Your Partner (Manage Your Partners)
Sign into your Covenant Eyes account and select “Manage Partners.” Click the button “Invite a partner” and follow the prompts.Step 5: Give Your Partners the Tools (Send Them This Checklist)
Once your Accountability Partners have accepted the invitation, send them this Accountability Partner Checklist. It uses a simple, three-step process for when your partners get your Accountability Reports. It also offers a list of important ways your partners can encourage you and motivate you if they see questionable stuff on your Report.
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