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.

Daily

G.K. Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.”  But following Jesus isn’t just hard work. It is daily work.  Jesus said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23). Catch…

Conor McGregor

There is a fine line between confidence and arrogance. MMA legend Conor McGregor said, “My success isn’t a result of arrogance. It’s the result of belief.”  Belief is good. Arrogance is not.  Pastor Sam Rainer said it like this: “Arrogance is not a good vehicle for the Gospel.” So what’s the problem with arrogance? From…

Presumptions

A new CEO demanded hard work from his employees. One day, he saw a guy standing by the food table, doing nothing. He yelled, “You’re fired! Get out of here!” Then he turned to one of the other men and said, “Smith, see what happens to slackers? Tell me, in your own words, what just…

Hole Digger

Two guys were working for the city. One would dig a hole, and the other would come behind him and fill it back up. A bystander was watching in disbelief. He said to the hole digger, “I am impressed by your hard work, the way you dig each hole. But why does your partner come…

Name This Place

It opened in 1992. It is large enough to hold 32 Boeing 747s. It has a roller coaster and a 74-foot Ferris wheel. Also home to a 1.2 million gallon aquarium, a wedding chapel, and 50 restaurants, it is visited by over 40 million guests each year, making it the most visited place in the…

Who Would Have Known?

Who would have known?  Cows don’t like the sound of cowbells. The sound increases the cow’s heart rate and creates anxiety. A Swiss study found that the constant sound of cowbells negatively affects the cow’s grazing and dietary habits.  Who would have known?  In the earliest days of baseball, umpires called balls and strikes from…

There’s Still Hope

Dr. Frances Cohen Praver writes, “Rather than desiring a sexual partner, the sex addict craves a sexual object – his fix.” God commanded man to “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28). And he created the perfect way to do that. We call it “sex.” And when limited to the marriage bed, sex is a wonderful…

The Wedding Cake

A dietician was addressing a crowd who wanted to learn how to eat in a healthier way. After his speech, he took questions from the audience.  One person asked, “What food causes more pain and suffering years after its consumption?”  Before the speaker had time to respond, a wise guy yelled out: “That’s easy –…

The Tongue

The United States military is the world’s #1 purchaser of explosives. Coming in at #2 is – ready for this? – Disney World. Explosives are either good or bad depending on how they are used. The tongue is that way. James said that the tongue can bring great blessing or destruction, depending on how it…

The First YouTube Video

The very first YouTube video was an 18-second clip called “Me at the Zoo.” It was uploaded by the site’s co-founder, Jawed Karim, on April 23, 2005. The video was first recorded by Karim’s high school friend, Yakov Lapitsky, at the San Diego Zoo, featuring Karim in front of the elephant habitat. Major achievements often…