In an effort to help young adults, collegiates and teenage boys and girls who are addicted to pornography, PureOnline.com has launched a new recovery program designed specifically for singles. 

The Singles Edition was developed after a successful launch of the married Men's Edition which began last year and already has helped nearly 1,000 men from 18 different countries.  The online workshops provide a confidential, "e-Learning" program experience, including streaming video lessons (10 to 20 minutes in length) and workbook exercises.

Founder and CEO, Brandon Cotter, hopes that the Singles Edition will achieve the same type of results and help purity to be restored in many more lives.  Recently, we asked Brandon to share about Pure Online and why its new Singles Edition for young addicts was implemented.  Listen in. ...


Crosswalk.com:  How did Pure Online get started?

Brandon Cotter:  Pure Online began as part of a separate company called Pure Restoration. We were conducting pornography addiction recovery workshops in Dallas, Texas – four-day workshops.  People would fly in from all around the country.  They were in serious pain, and their lives were falling apart.  Since it’s a big ordeal to get [to Dallas], I started thinking:  "Hey, there’s a real opportunity here to get more people into recovery if we could do it in a way that was less expensive, and could be done online.  It could also be done anonymously."  So that was sort of the genesis of it.

CW:  Why is it so important that Pure Online is private and confidential?

Cotter:  It’s important because this is such a gross problem, and nobody wants to talk about it.  Let’s face it:  sin is a gross problem.  Pornography addiction, sex addiction, etc. is a disgusting thing.  People don’t want to talk about it, and so that causes it to be something that’s very hard to bring into the light.  Nobody wants to admit that they’re struggling, so nobody ends up admitting [it] and getting help.

CW:  What all is involved in the Pure Online program and how does it actually work?

Cotter:  It’s an online recovery workshop. The way it works is when someone comes to PureOnline.com, he signs up and he has a user name and a password.  From that day forward – for the next 30 days – he spends about 15 to 20 minutes a day going through either a streaming video lesson or something that’s in the workbook.  There are15 videos and 15 workbook lessons, and that’s what makes up the 30 days.  Participants are going to get teaching, ideas and practical tools.  It’s not [just] saying "don’t look at porn or porn’s bad." It’s real, practical help and answers about what you can do, how you can deal with this problem and why it impacts the way that it does, etc.  

CW:  Why is it important to have the content available for access for up to 12 months after a participant begins the program?

Cotter:  A very small percentage of people finish the program in 30 days. It gets put off, people go on a trip, something comes up at work and for whatever reason people don’t end up completing it in exactly a month.  So we wanted to give people some leeway.  In the married Men's Edition, we also want the wife to be able to go through it and see and hear what her husband’s being told about this problem so that maybe she can understand more about it.