Twenty years after his graduation, a man visited his old college science professor. Looking over the tests the prof was grading, he observed, “This is the same test you gave us twenty years ago! How do you keep students from cheating? What if someone who had just taken the test a year ago gave the new students all the questions on the test?”
The professor said, “That’s not a problem. I never change the questions, but I do change the correct answers.”
We live in a world that lacks absolutes – especially in the realm of sexuality. The prevailing thought seems to be, “Do what you want.”
Jesus said, “I am the truth” (John 14:6). That was an absolute. He didn’t waver on who he was or how we are to live.
Recovery Step: Nail down a few absolutes in your life and your sexuality. Then commit to those absolutes.
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.