A high school dropout struck up a conversation with a genius while sitting on a bench waiting on a bus. The dropout challenged the genius to a game. “We will ask each other questions, and when one guy can’t answer the other guy’s question, he pays him $5.”
The genius agreed.
Genius: “What is the Pythagorean Theory?”
Dropout: “I don’t know.” (He handed over $5.)
Dropout: “What has three legs going up a hill and four legs coming back down?”
Genius: “No idea.” (Genius handed the dropout $5.)
Genius: “So tell me, what does have three legs going up a hill and four legs coming down?”
Dropout: “No idea.” (He handed the genius $5.)
Sometimes we don’t have the answer, and it costs us. That is especially true with spiritual matters.
Recovery Step: Needs answers? Embrace the One who said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
Author: Mark Denison
Mark and Beth Denison, married for 36 years, launched There’s Still Hope as a national movement to call men and women into lives of sexual integrity. Their ministry offers 90-day recovery plans for addicts and one-on-one and group coaching for addicts and their spouses. TSH also produces resources for pastors and churches to confront the porn epidemic that is destroying so many lives.
Dr. Denison was a senior pastor for over 30 years, NBA chaplain, and board chairman at Houston Baptist University three times. With a Master’s Degree in Addiction Recovery, Mark is a certified PSAP and active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Mark has written four books on recovery: Porn in the Pew, 365 Days to Sexual Integrity, A 90-Day Recovery Guide, and 40 Days to Porn-Free Living. His latest book, Jesus on the 12 Steps, will be released later this year.