Are you going through a “down” time right now? Is life a struggle? Is your sobriety in jeopardy? If you are walking through a valley this week, take heart. God has you right where he wants you.
Oswald Chambers said, “If a man cannot prove his religion in the valley, it is not worth anything.”
Duke Ellington added, “A problem is your chance to do your best.”
You really have only two choices. You can toss in the towel and accept your plight. Or you can rise up and do something about it.
Recovery Step: I suggest you rise up and do something about it. Follow this simple formula: (a) define the problem, (b) brainstorm the solutions, (c) develop a plan, and (d) put that plan to action. And one more thing – “Trust in him at all times” (Psalm 62:6).
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.