How to turn off X3 Watch

I hope the title of this post deceived you. I have to admit, I’m a little frustrated. The majoraty of people who find this blog via Google or some other search engine, find it by searching for things related to the X3 Watch accountability software. But it’s not because they (and possibly you) are interested in installing it, or what it does, but rather how to get around it. They want to know how they can turn off the software without it notifying the accountability parters, or just simply how to look at porn without being caught.

This assumes that they already have it installed, and if they have it installed, it’s because they (at least on the outside) want some help in the right direction – to not look at porn. So for them, or you, it’s all a facade. You don’t really want to change. You just want people to think you do.

Consider these lyrics from As Cities Burn – a song called “Terrible! How Terrible For The Great City”.

am I a monster when I sink my teeth into her
when I don’t love her
no, I don’t love you
forgive me darling, but love has nothing to do with this
it has nothing to do with how I can’t stop
until I get what I want from you

 

this is what real men keep quiet
it doesn’t exist if you can hide it behind your teeth
and sleep at night next to your wife
who you love too much to tell her
you don’t love her at all

I just feel as empty as the lungs
of those waiting in the womb
do you feel as empty as the lungs of those waiting
to come into this world
where being beautiful means being used

 

how long will we blame the devils on our shoulders
and pose like angels on the outside
when all I am is a monster

I have some compassion for people who look at porn, but don’t want to. If you are trying to get around X3 Watch, that is just a symptom of a bigger problem. You can’t just try harder, you’ll fail. If not the first time, you will eventually. You need something bigger and better than yourself to help you if you intend to stop.

Leave some comments if you want to talk. I’ve been there.

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31 Responses to How to turn off X3 Watch

  1. Luke says:

    To start I would say that X3watch has unfortunately made itself so easily circumventable that it fails deliver the airtight accountability its users often seek. There are better software options out there for accountability that won’t leave gaping wide holes that tempt the average Internet user to jump through.

    Second, I would say that you are very right. Accountability software is meant for those who want to leverage technology to help them avoid porn, and who are seeking help from those around them if/when they sin (via accountability, confession, prayer, discipleship, etc.). If someone is trying to get around software in order to put up a front, then yes, this is a symptom of a much larger issue.

    As someone who struggled to be set free from pornography addiction for years, I can identify with the loneliness of the battle, the utter frustration, the confusion, and the sadness of bondage. Of course it was an addiction that was entirely my own fault, entirely chosen by me, stemming from a rebellious heart, chosen to mask and medicate some of the deeper sin and pain in me. And I am so thankful for the process of recovery and repentance the Lord has brought me through.

  2. Anon says:

    I found this page because I wanted to find out if X3Watch could be turned off before I install it. If it can be turned off then I won’t bother installing it because I know I will end up disabling it.

    Like you, I too ” claim to love Jesus, but often don’t act like it.”

    I am a Web/Graphic Designer so by neccesity work at my computer a lot. Can you offer me any advice on decent software… or just let me know there is light at the end of the tunnel.

    I can go for months without falling to the temptation then have a really bad week. I pray about it daily.

    I have a beautiful wife who I do love. I just can’t shake off the old man, I know we can do nothing without the help of the Lord. Please pray for me.

    Yours in Christ,

    Anonymous

  3. Steve says:

    Hey man, first off…there is hope! I can’t (unfortunately) give you something specific, and I don’t want to be trite either.

    You must know by now that just “trying harder” will eventually fail.

    You can turn x3 watch off easily, but whoever you have set as your accountability partner(s) will be notified in the report of time you shut it off. It isn’t meant to keep you from it, but to discourage you. My only issue with software that does all the work for you is that it hasn’t changed your heart, and it doesn’t allow you to make the decision. This hasn’t fixed the issue, but only masked it.

    Maybe this is good for some folks at the beginning, but as soon as you have a moment on another computer, there isn’t anything to stop you and you’re weak.

    I have my wife as the person who gets my report…thats good cause I DO NOT want that poping up in her inbox, but it it’s also way hard, because if I do screw up, the one it hurts the most is the one who finds out.

    This is getting long enough for a whole post, so I’ll cut to the chase. There is a light!

    I have been ‘good’ for a while now, but there have been days, or weeks where the temptation is so unbelievably strong…it’s like a little devil on my back just egging me on, relentlessly.

    I have learned that if I wait around long enough, I’ll give in. So I have to just get off the computer…and do something, anything else.

    I too am on a computer (24/7 it seems) working on web sites in some form or fashion, but there was a point when I considered the extreme of getting into a whole other career for the sake of purity.

    It an extreme solution, but Jesus was not joking when he said we should lop off hands or gouge out eyes if they cause us to stumble. The point here isn’t to mutilate yourself, but to, if necessary, take extreme measures for the sake of righteousness.

    I just encourage you to press on, and most important, press in. To Christ. Cliche maybe, but if we are focused on ANYTHING other than our desperate need for Him, Satan is happy that we have missed the point entirely.

    Does that help, at all? Or did I just ramble?! Praying for you, whoever you are.

  4. Jim says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I’m on the road and doing just fine, when the tempting thought comes to me. I tried to disable my X3 watch several times – but I failed. I believe finding this site is God speaking to me, leading me.

    I can sooo relate to Anon when he says “I can go for months without falling to the temptation then have a really bad week. I pray about it daily.
    I have a beautiful wife who I do love.” and to Steve when he says “I have my wife as the person who gets my report…thats good cause I DO NOT want that poping up in her inbox, but it it’s also way hard, because if I do screw up, the one it hurts the most is the one who finds out.”

    I’m in the same boat. Man – a big part of it for me too is the deception. “Blessed are the pure in hear, for they shall see God” We must be pure – transparent, honest, in order to see God’s blessings around us. Deception blinds us and guilt parylyzes us. The good news is that blessings follow temptation endured. We can STAND in CHRIST when we lean on Him as our strength.

    These quotes from Mary Baker Eddy, along with my daily prayer and scriptural study, have helped me:

    “Selfishness and sensualism are educated in mortal mind by the thoughts ever recurring to one’s self, by conversation about the body, and by the expectation of perpetual pleasure or pain from it; and this education is at the expense of spiritual growth.”

    It seems that these tempting thoughts are “ever recurring” and are reinforced by our media and our culture. But only sorrow comes from indulging these temptations, and they cannot be overcome through will power!

    “Sorrow for wrong-doing is but one step towards reform and the very easiest step. The next and great step required by wisdom is the test of our sincerity, namely, reformation. To this end we are placed under the stress of circumstances. Temptation bids us repeat the offence, and woe comes in return for what is done. So it will ever be, till we learn that there is no discount in the law of justice and that we must pay “the uttermost farthing.” The measure ye mete “shall be measured to you again,” and it will be full “and running over.”

    Thank you again – keep praying, not only for youselves, but for all sincere seekers earnestly working to get past this addiction and to lead a life of purity.

  5. Amy says:

    I found this site because I suspect my husband has found a way around the x3 watch we have installed on our computer. I hesitated even looking into this further because I feel it’s a waste of time, which completely breaks my heart to it’s very deepest center. He is immersed so deeply into this addiction that he doesn’t even know how strong the grip is. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe he does know and he just doesn’t care. I feel some sort of disconnect in him. He thinks he can hide this, he really tries. But as his wife, his soul mate, I can feel it no matter what he does to try and hide it. I’m stuck in a place where I feel I have to decide weather I stay in this marriage or let it go. WE have dealt with his addiction for the past 2 years and I feel it has taken as much of a grip on my life as is has his. I want my husband back. I want my family to survive this but I just feel so hopeless that it will. The wives seem to be a lost casualty of this war. It seems like this is a topic that no one wants to address. There are many areas a man can go for help but what about us? What about the women who lay next to you at night and hear your dreams as you talk in your sleep? How about the women who are downstairs fixing dinner knowing the whole time what you are really doing upstairs locked in the bathroom? What about OUR hearts that break? What about OUR souls that need healing? I can love my husband through any imperfection and any failure, but for him to deny that his addiction affects me is possibly the most painful scar of all. So here I am…searching for answers and I end up here? Not sure why? I guess I’m not really looking for any of you to give answers…just be aware…be aware that there is a forgotten wounded heart that breaks when you continue to choose sin over grace.

    • Missy says:

      Amy,

      It’s been a few years since you posted that … but my heart goes out to you. I now am in the same boat that you described. My husband has had this addiction since before we were married. I knew when we got married that he had looked and viewed pornography before, but I had no idea the extent of his addiction until a few years into our marriage. It has distanced me from him, and I must confess I am at a breaking point. I have cried, I have begged, I have prayed, I’ve threatened to leave, but it doesn’t seem to do any good. he finally did download X3 and it has been working – for a while. He came to me earlier saying he is being tempted. And though I appreciate his honesty with me, he tells me he WANTS to stop this… (other than him downloading X3) I see no improvement in him. The moment he is faced with an opportunity he jumps on it without a moments hesitation.
      How am I, as a wife, suppose to help him through this? I hope you and your husband got through this and if so, how did you continue being that support to him? How do I not distance myself from him to keep from being hurt? When you said that the wife is in the kitchen while the husband is in a locked room just gripped me as I know first-hand the numbness, the sadness, and the anger it sends through a wife’s body. I know the Bible says we are to forgive and go on… but how?? When it is a repeated thing?
      My husband told me instead of watching porn he is now turning to looking at images (and he is curious to see if X3 is going to pick it up) He is trying to find a loophole. Trying to find a way out. His tears no longer mean anything to me when he says he is trying to quit, because I don’t see him trying … not really. Which is what lead me to this site, I was looking to see if there really was a way for him to get around it, and what I am to expect.
      I’m sending a prayer up for you … even though it’s been a few years since your post. I hope your marriage is safe, sound, and protected now.
      God bless

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  7. Rick says:

    I found this site while struggling with exactly what you are talking about: the desire to look at porn without my accountability partner finding out. Thanks for this. Reading it helped me to think things through a little more.

    What really matters is having a clean conscience before God. Lying to my accountability partner by disabling x3watch is definitely a sign of a worse problem, and now that you made me think about it, it’s not something I want to do.

    I’ve been free from porn and erotic stories for many months now, thanks to God, my accountability partner, and X3watch. But that doesn’t stop the desire to look at it “just one more time”. I’d rather not say how many times I have queried up porn or erotic stories on Google and then didn’t open the links because I knew I’d have to talk with my accountability partner about it. Lately erotic stories have been the more difficult temptation. Maybe I find it easier to justify them in my mind because “I’m not actually looking at porn”.

    Please keep this site up. I’m sure it will help other people as well.

    BTW, I think accountability software is better than content blockers. Content blockers get in the way of normal, healthy use of the internet, and there is always some material that sneaks through a content blocker. I know because I found it. Accountability software forces me to deal honestly with my problem (as long as I don’t disable the software).

    I don’t think it’s possible to build completely bulletproof accountability software or a perfect content blocker. There is always some kind of hole that can be exploited. Again, I know because I did it. Blessings on you and this site.

  8. John says:

    Thanks for your comments everyone. It helped me have a change of mind and heart to not seek a “workaround”. We must fight with His strength day by day to overcome these temptations.

  9. James says:

    This site is awesome. I was reading reviews on X3 and Covenant Eyes when they kept saying how many loopholes there are in X3 which got my mind perked up. I can definitely relate with the other guy about how I just wanted to look one more time and my accountability partner doesn’t need to know, but if I did it wouldn’t be one time. And honestly you really hooked me with As Cities Burn because I love that band and they definitely helped me when I first became a Christian in the hardcore music scene. And Amy your not forgotten, women like you are sometimes the biggest reason I don’t give into temptations because when God gives me a wife someday I want to be pure. I am going to go listen to As Cities Burn and read my bible now, thanks.

  10. Tito says:

    I hate this blog with a bloody passion because it has showed me my flaw in a new light. Thanks for actually helping me to give a shit about my struggles. My God deserves better, my future wife deserves better, and i deserve better. Time to build a little self respect and dignity.

    It’s been far too long that I’ve talked about stopping and just continued screwing up.

    I hate perv/club/douche guys, yet behind this nice facade I’m just like them. I may not act like it in public but behind closed doors my heart is withering.

    Women are fantastic, but only because God made them fantastic. Thus they should be treated as such.

    Don’t say it’s because we are Men, when we act like dogs. It’s not my nature, I wont give up, I will fight this and hate it with all my heart and know that my Lord is with me.

    Keep your stick on the Ice.

    -Tito

  11. Mar Komus says:

    The bypass: Easy. Install Linux Ubuntu on a second partition.

    The real problem: Not “porn addiction” at all (or an “addictive personality”), but lust. Install x3 watch and someone will install Linux. Cut off one hand, the other will pitch in. Gauge out one eye, the other one will gawk just as quickly. Go the whole way and even a blind, handless, castrated guy can still lust. As Paul said, “it lacks value for satiating the flesh.” In other words, try as we might, we can’t get around the injunction to “mortify the flesh”. If there’s a way around, the flesh will find it.

    The real solution: As men of God we have to do the ugly and go against nature: You’ve heard it said, “Just because I’m married doesn’t mean I can’t look at the menu.” But the Lord would say to you, “Not only must you not look at the menu anymore, but you must throw it away, despising everything else on it except for the WONDERFUL meal I’ve prepared for you.”

    The flesh protests: “Well I’m not BLIND! What am I supposed to pretend I’m blind?” Yes. A prize fighter was once a nobody who knew nothing of how to fight. He enters into the hard discipline–that of a world telling him he can’t do it, that there is no hope, that he isn’t a prize fighter. He focuses NOT on the present unrealities, but on the future HOPE. And one day, through much toil, blood, sweat and tears, the referee holds his arm high and declares him the winner.

    He does it for a trophy no one but he will remember. WE fight for a trophy we will eventually cast down at the feet of Him who loved us and gave Himself for us, declaring, “YOU are worthy! YOU are worthy! YOU are worthy!”, to which He will say to us, “Well done, good and faithful servants….”

    And we can take heart: ANY temptation presented to us is not too heavy for us. We have His faithful promise. So when the going gets tough, remember the weight lifter who must constantly lift heavier weights to get stronger. The Lord is adding weight, telling you, “C’MON MAN! LIFT! YOU CAN DO IT! LIFT! LIFT! YES! GO! GO! GO! LIFT! PUSH! PUSH! PUSH!” And if we fail, He is gracious. He’ll give up far later than we do. (The enemy, of course, is allowed in the weight room. He’s the guy over there thinking out loud, “He’s gonna lose it. I’ve seen it before.” And if we fail: “See? Told ya. Why does he even have a gym membership?” THAT’S the voice we must tune out and focus, instead, on HIS VOICE that says He believes in us).

    Be strong in Him and of GOOD courage!

  12. Jacob says:

    Thanks for this. I needed a good read to remind me that I don’t actually want to get around this software. I installed it for a reason. Right now things are getting harder. But I am confident that they eventually they are going to start getting easier.

    To the next person: you know that you don’t want to get around it either, so don’t try. The less you know about how the software works, the better it will work for you. So don’t inquire into it and assume that it will report whatever stupid things you try to do. That way you will never have anything to explain away again.

  13. Jose says:

    I am writing while in “private mode” of my browser. That tells you how close I was to turning to pornography tonight. BUT GOD…He is gracious, He is sovereign. Praise Him for brothers & sisters who sharpen us as iron sharpens iron. Please read Pro 5-8. Those who are His and recognize his voice are children of the Almighty, the source of wisdom and life! By His grace, we will keep His words. “My son, keep my words….”

  14. Anonymous says:

    Thank you brothers and sister in Christ. If anyone reads this please pray for me, a college student. I know God has made me holy and blameless before Him but I just don’t know what to do right now. This beast in my mind just won’t go away no matter what I do. I am at a point where I really really care about getting this fixed but I also don’t care at all. I feel that “religion” has its hold on me; I know all the steps I need to take but I’m just not sure that in my heart I’m truly ready to give this thing up. Accountability doesn’t work because everyone I’ve ever asked to hold me accountable seems to give up on me because I’ll have a good streak, but then I’ll find a loophole in the blocker or just turn to masturbation instead. I probably won’t remember this webiste’s title and don’t necissarily know if anything you say can really help me. However, I do know that God will help me if I would only let Him, so please if you could just pray for a fellow brother who is really confused right now. I love you all, and thanks again for those who posted before me.

  15. paul ("oh wretched man that i am"/not was) says:

    i have 4 computers hooked up to x3watch. One of those is my wife’s. “Pornication” is easier to be “beset” by than actual physical contact. i believe the bible considers this type of sin “vain imagination” bcz no way would the women i’m having sex with in my mind consent to doing “it” with me. i liken the temptation of Pornication to having naked subjects of my lust ready, willing and waiting for me behind the locked door of a spare bedroom in the house i share with my wife/family, and only i have the key. As soon as the wife or family has left the house, how could i not indulge the naked women in the other room??? No man can contend with that. Not even Joseph who ran from Potiphar’s wife. He did not have to live with her in the same house. Not even David a man after God’s own heart with Bathsheba. We have to live with the temptation if we own a computer or a smart phone. Without x3 i would fail, fail, fail at this attempt to actually “love God”. So, x3watch is one of the necessary tools we must utilize in fighting this good fight. But we also must remember, we are fighting a fixed fight won by the Lord 2000 years ago. “All things are lawful for me, but not all things edify” bcz “i am not under law but under grace” therefore, “sin will not have dominion over me” in other words, it can’t kill me anymore for many reasons, one of which is; sin can’t kill what’s already dead by identification with Christ death. We are to reckon the old man dead” bcz God does. “So it is no longer i who sins but sin that dwelleth in me” “and though the body is dead bcz of sin, the Spirit is alive bcz of Christ” so “There is therefore no condemnation for those who are in Christ” (by faith not works/”having begun in the Spirit are you now going to be perfected in the flesh” “be wary if ye thinks ye stands lest ye falls” “Only Christ is able to keep us from falling/after He stands us up” “Our new lives, which are handed to us by God as a prize” are hidden in Christ seated at the right hand of our heavenly Father in His throne room of GRACE! In Jesus no darkness can reside. So when the Father looks to the right and sees us in Christ, He sees His perfect children in Jesus, the first born of many brethren. The old nature may continue to fall short if we have not “learned how to possess our own vessel” YET! “Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” “as far as the east is from the west, so far have i removed your sin from you” “I will remember your sin no more” “blessed is the man who’s sin the Lord does not take into account” (input) “not having our own righteousness but the righteousness of God through FAITH in Christ” etc, etc, etc…And when we begin the grasp (even a little bit/mustard seed faith) grasp the AMAZING GRACE in which we STAND! the magnitude of the awesomeness of God’s gracious unmerited love for us breaks the binds that tie. Little by little, faith to faith, glory to glory. The more i focus on my sin, the more i sin. When i learned how to ride a bike, the more i focused on the fire hydrant, the more i crashed into it. Let go and let God. No matter what, i simply can not mess up the salvation that has been given to me. And as i start to understand the awesomeness of it all, the i understand Paul when he said, “shall i go on sinning so that grace my abound??? HEAVEN FORBID!!! bro’s, i’m just now, (after 33 years of stumbling after my Lord/who will never leave me or forsake me) just now starting to understand this amazing grace, and like some miraculous chemical reaction from on high, i am receiving the “power to become a son of God” and am “working out what the Lord has worked in”

    grace, paul

    PS. thanks for letting me share…

  16. Weak College Student says:

    I found this site because I was looking for a loophole on x3 watch so that my college and career pastor (accountability partner and friend) wouldn’t find out. This is something that has been apart of me for so long that I can’t even remember. I’ve had x3 watch on my computer for about 2 months now. My vice is downloading and watching porn. Thanks to x3 I haven’t fell victim on my computer, but it is year 2011. I’m in the process of getting an Iphone because x3 watch doesn’t work on my Blackberry. Now my vice is downloading porn on my phone. But even worse is my ps3. I watch porn on there too. I’ve searched for accountability programs for gaming consoles to no avail. I guess you can say I’m a lot better than what I used to be….. buying masturbation sex toys and having almost a terabyte of porn at a time. But I feel like I’ve done well, and go without porn for weeks at a time. Until I see a sex scene on TV, or nudity on a movie, etc. This fire erupts inside me and I fall so hard that the condemnation throws me into a depression. This bondage has wired itself so deep into me, that whenever I get depressed, down, frustrated, I turn to it for relief. As if its some kind of pill or drug. I’m not where I used to be, but I haven’t stopped so I’m not where I want to be. PORN FREE. Technology, internet, my Smartphone, and my ps3 have all become my enemies. Sheer will can NOT contain this demon. I pray and pray, but I can’t seem to stop myself. I used to tell myself it was normal and I’ll stop when I get a girlfriend, but it doesn’t. I truly know I have an addiction. GOD has moved in my life radically in the last 3 months that I have become a totally different person. GOD came in wrecked and ruined me thru and thru. But porn is….something I have to give to GOD….and as much as I say I want to…..I can’t say all of me wants too. Its like giving my identity away, or a crutch for a bad leg. As someone who has been called into ministry, this is something I have to be purified of. I’m beginning to feel unworthy and out of place even at church. I can’t smile and go around as if life is fine and I’m “sin free”, because I’m not. I know this is long, but I have to tell someone. I’ve decided while typing this…..that I’m going email this to my accountability partner. I’m tired of disappointing GOD and the people who believe in me. Please pray for me. I’m sorry if I’ve been rambling, but it took a lot for to pour this out. Keep me in your prayers. Thanks.

    • paul ("oh wretched man that i am"/not was) says:

      Bro, the following scriptures will only work by faith and if you get rid of your ps3 and Blackberry.

      James 1:5-8 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

      1 John 5:14-15 14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

      1 Thessalonians 4:3-5 3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, 5 not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God;

      John 16:23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.

      Mark 11:23-25 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

  17. Tim says:

    Hi guys,
    First I would like to say that I have been recieving counselling for recovery from sexual addiction for a while now. And it is not easy and to be honest I get pissed off at times that I have had to go through so much shit and I still strugle with my addiction.

    Sometimes I wonder why the Fuck God allowed all this bullshit to happen in the first place!!!!????

    Tim

  18. Hello, everybody! I just read this article about a deacon at a church in seattle about his porn addiction. Thankfully, by the grace of God, and with support from my wife and friends/pastors, porn hasn’t been a a part of my life recently, and I have no plans to go back (but in saying that – one of the main points of this article is that it isn’t my work, my avoidance of temptation, or my strong-armed resistance that keeps me from this sin, but it’s Christ’s victory that he secured on the cross and through his resurrection that I’m able to be free). Please take a few minutes and read through this – read the scriptures he has in there multiple times. They are God’s life saving words to you!

    How Jesus Overcame My Porn Problem

    • Dante says:

      Thanks Steve for that link I needed that. I wrote previously under the name Anonymous, but only because I was ashamed of my sin and didn’t want people to know it was me that struggled with this. It’s crazy, I’ve stood up in front of my whole church and admitted my sin and how God has started to heal me of it yet I couldn’t even say my name on a blog.

      Anyways, I have found a way around X3 Watch, one that doesn’t alert my accountability partners, and just finished looking at porn. I felt like crap and remembered I had saved this in my favorites. Why is it that sometimes we don’t remember we’re not alone until it’s already too late?

      I realize now that ever since Christ made me a Christian I have been looking at my sin incorrectly; as a nuisance rather than an enemy. I need to make war on this, not just passively push it into the corner, as long as I do that I will always struggle with this and continue to hurt those around me.

      One of the problems is I don’t seem to have anyone in my life that’s stern with me, everyone just seems to say “Oh it’s alright, I do that too,” or “Don’t worry about it, you’re forgiven.” That’s true but it doesn’t help anyone to just tell them that there are no consequences, and I don’t seem to have any other than the empty feeling I have after committing my sin. No one around me seems to give a crap, not my family or my church. Oh, they’re all too willing to pray with me but not able to get down into the hole I’m in and help me out. I know God’s already down here but I need some brothers down here too, helping me wrestle with my sin, not just cheering me on and leaving when I fail.

      Well thanks again Steve for allowing us to come here and pour out our hearts, God bless and fight hard against the flesh. “Do you mortify; do you make it your daily work; be always at it while you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.”

      • NonYa says:

        I’m in my teens and I have a problem with ‘it’, too. However, I didn’t search for a way to get around X3, this site just popped up and it has helped, but I already know a way around. (I won’t say how because it’s not good for you). I’m really good with computer and write small programs, and getting around X3 was rather easy.

        Just pray for me. Please.

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  20. Patrick says:

    This is going to sound really ignorant, but for all you married dudes watching porn, why don’t you just go downstairs, sweep your wife off her feet or whatever and go up stairs together for some intimacy instead of watching porn? How could having sex be worse than doing it by yourself?

  21. Anon says:

    I’m so tired of failing this fight. I work three jobs so don’t have any “brothers.” I barely have any friends, it seems. I know I have to turn to God, that I can’t do this on my own, and that trying is why I fail. I can go months, even years and then I stumble. Hell, who am I kidding. I don’t stumble, I fall flat on my face. I have x3 watch on my computer (that i never use), but not on my smart phone. I know that it’s a deeper problem for me. If I put software on my phone, I’ll just end up back at a book store, acting like I’m shopping, but I’m really looking at anything from vintage playboys to medical text books. Or checking every attractive woman from behind my sunglasses and struggling to not wonder what she’d look like naked. I don’t want something that will just keep me from, I want to stop wanting to look. I want to hear “well done, thou good and faithful servant”, not just on judgement day, but every day. I know God loves me, but i don’t feel like it. I pushed Him away for so many years I don’t know how to let Him back in. I want to know His voice! i cant even remember what it sounds like. I have an amazing wife whom I love. I want to honor her. Porn has been a generational curse for the men in my family. It ends with me. I don’t want my sons to know the pain the guilt the fear of this.

    • Mike Riggins says:

      I’m sorry for your pain, I understand. But more importantly God understands. Do you understand that there’s Power in the Name of Jesus, that whom the Son sets free is free indeed. As a few others have stated, if all that’s keeping you from watching porn or any other lustful action is the Law, then you’ll figure out how to get around it and fulfill your fleshly desires.
      Galatians 5:16. This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. I believe that if your determined to walk in the Spirit then this fleshly desire will be kept at bay in Gods Power. Because we have our fleshly desires until we die that battle will always be there but its a free choice of whom will you serve today, Jesus full of Grace and Truth or the Devil who is the Father of Lies. In Jesus Name, chose the Redeemer of Life

  22. Paul says:

    Nobody has actually given any good alternatives for X3Watch in this conversation, so I wanted to pipe in.

    Yes, X3 can be easily circumvented if you know a thing or 2 about computers. It doesn’t tie in to the operating system as deeply as other software.

    Two great alternatives that do the job right (and are hard to impossible to disable): Covenant Eyes and Safe Eyes. They both cost yearly fees and are worth it. Safe Eyes is cheaper. (About $50/year at time of writing.)

    We pay for 1 Safe Eyes account and are allowed to use it on numerous computers.

    Of course, this is for desktop/laptop computers. X3Watch for the iPhone/iPad is one of the best accountability apps out there. (Make sure to disable Safari.)

    Just like others said, if you want to be free you need Jesus Christ working in your heart, and possibly sex addiction therapy depending on your situation. I was a 7+ year porn addict, and by God’s grace I’ve been almost porn free for 4 years.

  23. female anon says:

    I found this site because I’m thinking about getting x3 watch. I want to make sure that I can’t “get around” the accountability part. But I also don’t want any sites blocked. I am a woman fighting the addiction to pornography. For the first time in 20 years I talked to someone about my addiction, and how I never told anyone because I was to ashamed. She prayed with me, and asked if I would be willing for her to hold me accountable. It has been a real hard decision, but I know this is what I need to do…I need to give this all to Jesus, and let Him work in me. But I am weak, and know I need help. Does anyone know if there is a way to turn off the “blocker” on x3 watch? I feel that if sites are blocked, it wouldn’t be my decision to not go to them. I want to be free from this…but I don’t want to set myself up for failure, or a false sense of freedom.

  24. Jerry says:

    I found this site because I was intent on getting around the blocker this evening. I am glad that I took the time to read the post and the response because it allowed me to think about what I was doing. My addiction contributed to depression and attempts of passive suicide because of what form they took. Regardless of the form, the lust is the same and the sin is the same; it just feels different. God is the only being that can change me, and it begins with my heart which will in turn control my mind. But my mind wants to get the chemical high so badly, that at times it hits me like a wrecking ball and I usually fail. X3 has helped me fight, but I pray that I never find a way around it because if I do, I do not want to even think about where my lust will take me.

  25. Jonathan says:

    I found this site because I was trying to figure out why my x3watch stopped sending accountability reports.

    First off, I want to say thank you to everyone on here for having the courage to put your struggles out for everyone to see. This is encouraging, and the Holy Spirit will (and I hope has) responded to everyone.

    The next question I have is: Does anyone know if Norton Anti-Virus or microsofts AV programs will interfere with x3watch? I haven’t disabled the software on my phone or computer and I haven’t changed anything in my settings. I have had the free version though and just updated to a premium account because that seems to be the only way to get any support. If anyone has any information as to why my partners just randomly stopped getting updates I’d really appreciate it.

    • Hey, Jonathan!

      That’s a great question, I have experienced this myself with other’s reports suddenly ceasing to arrive in my inbox. I never did find an answer to this issue other than the person simply recreated an account (he was on the free version). I’m sorry to say this is the only solution I have found.

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