Together instead of alone!
Accountability partner/ or companion in the online course:
In each chapter/unit, we ask the online participant several questions that he/she is expected to answer honestly. Once a chapter/unit is complete, a PDF file is created from the questions & answers, which is emailed to both the participant and the accountability partner. As an option, this PDF can be password-encrypted by the participant. If he/she chooses a password, it must be given to you confidentially.
WHY is an accountability partner helpful?
Do not walk alone through our online course ‘Generation David’ for men or ‘PURE.’ for women! This is our strong recommendation. Our experience shows that you cannot become free by yourself /alone and on your own. It is important to have someone who encourages you, prays for you, corrects you and challenges you.
The Bible states:
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”
We encourage you to look for a specific companion, to whom you will gladly give an account of your progress and setbacks. Very important: Do not allow yourself to be controlled. This companion should be a support for you, someone you can trust, and with whom you can talk openly and clearly about everything. Because every hidden thing that comes to light loses its power.
With an accountability partner, you break the lone wolf mentality, that clearly hinders you in your battle for purity.
HOW do I find an accountability partner ?
Think about who you can approach! It should be someone who has an active life of faith, understands grace and truth, prays for you regularly, and takes time to encourage you. It is most helpful if your partner has overcome sin in the sexual area and has been living in freedom from it for some time.
Even if you don’t have anyone suitable in mind right now, we encourage you to start the online course anyway. Don’t let this stop you from starting the course. You can also add an accountability partner to your profile at any time after you’ve started. If no one in your community comes to mind, please contact us – we will be happy to find a suitable person for you.
Accountability is a collaborative effort and requires a dynamic relationship because the freedom journey is not static. Discuss your accountability relationship with each other and set frameworks for regular interaction. We recommend setting up a scheduled meeting, phone call, zoom call…etc. once a week. After each completed chapter/unit, it would also be a good idea to discuss the answers from the accountability PDF. Over time, if needed, make adjustments to your collaboration.
This can either be a short (for the period of the online course) or longterm (beyond the course length) accountability relationship based on your current capacity. Ideally, this accountability relationship continues past the completion of the course, as it is a real added value.
In a PDF file, we have compiled some ideas and tips to help you with this valuable task. The information is useful for both the accountability partner and the course participant.
A tip from free!ndeed:
“We recommend you NOT to choose your spouse/partner as an accountability partner, but a person from the outside. A man should always choose a male accountability partner and a woman should always choose a female one. Your spouse/partner is directly affected by your addiction and therefore needs special protection. Good friends, elders, mentors, and those who have experienced freedom (in the topic of purity) are best suited for this.
One of the causes of addiction is isolation and loneliness. You break both of these with an accountability partner. We encourage you to go into prayer and ask God who you want your accountability partner to be.”
Register as an Accountability Partner
Have you been asked to be an accountability partner for one or more participants?
To get started for privacy reasons you need to register in our system.
If you are an online course participant and you have found an accountability partner, please send him/her the link from the tab above, in order to register.
After successful registration, you only need to enter his/her email address in the “Accountability Partners” section under “My Account“.
Helpful resources for the accountability relationship:
Volunteer and become an Accountability Partner!
We are looking for accountability partners who are open to accompany other men or women. Although having someone local is a ideal, sometimes there are special circumstances why someone cannot find an accountability partner in their local area. In such cases, we try to provide an accountability partner. Are you interested in being involved in this role, at least temporarily?
Then get in touch with us here via the form.