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.

The Naked Truth

Garry Shandling said, “My friends tell me that I have an intimacy problem. But they don’t really know me.” I can relate. I’ll never forget the first time I heard that sexual addiction is an intimacy disorder. I was having breakfast with a man who has a recovery ministry. He mentioned, “Of course, sexual addiction…

The Intruder

A couple of days ago, I panicked as I found an intruder in our house. It was early in the morning. I had just finished brushing my teeth when I looked up, and there he was, staring at me. He was the scariest-looking man I’ve seen in a long time. He didn’t say anything; he…

A Night in Paradise

As of 1961, there is one place on Earth where you can go to escape all political strife. There are no international conflicts there. It is a place of peace and tranquility, absent the turmoil found across the rest of the globe. Further, it is a haven of nature, virtually untouched by pollution or disease.…

Crawling Is Fine

Martin Luther King, Jr.: “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. Whatever you do, keep moving forward.” The prophet said it like this: “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past” (Isaiah 43:18). This is a huge challenge for men and women…

Integrity

Do you want to live a life of integrity? Let’s talk about it. “Integrity” is an interesting word. The root word is “integer,” which means “unit of one.” It’s about the whole pie, not just one slice.  The moment you start segmenting your life into different pieces – your church life, family life, work life,…

Darts

Satan’s primary attacks will be on your mind. These are the thoughts he will try to implant: So what’s the answer? The answer is to carry a shield that is capable of protection from these darts. The Bible calls it a “shield of faith.” Paul wrote, “At all times, carry faith as a shield, for…

The Right Habit

“And he said to them all, ‘If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me’” (Luke 9:23). The key word – daily. Anyone can follow Jesus across the street. But we are called to follow him across the decades. And we are to do…

Spike the Ball

Over his remarkable ten-year career, Barry Sanders scored 109 touchdowns. Not once did he celebrate by spiking the ball or doing a crazy end-zone dance. After each score, he simply ran over to a referee and handed him the ball. Why no celebration? Sanders explained, “The job wasn’t finished yet.” There was still more time…