What do you know about Adam? He was the first man. He was married to Eve. He had two sons – Cain and Abel. Due to his sin, he was cast from the Garden. He had another son – Seth.
But all of that accounts for just 14 percent of Adam’s life.
The last 800 years of Adam’s life is summarized by exactly 10 words. “Adam lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters” (Genesis 5:4).
From this we learn three lessons.
God was not done with Adam just because he fell.
It’s what comes after the fall that matters most.
There are two parts to life: (a) the fall, and (b) what comes next.
Recovery Step: Adam’s greatest legacy was in the extended family produced over 800 years of a quiet life after he left the Garden. Think of the Garden as your life before the fall. (We’ve all fallen.) Now commit yourself to what comes next.
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.