I’m going to try something now. Try to figure out what I’m about to do.
Did you figure it out? Answer: I closed my eyes, and then typed.
The reason many of us fail in life and in recovery is that we have been blinded to what works – meetings, disclosure, therapy, spiritual disciplines, Step work, accountability.
If you think you can do recovery any other way, you have been blinded by pride, which the Bible assures us, “comes before fall” (Proverbs 16:18).
If you want to become what you’ve never been, get where you’ve never gone, and do what you’ve never done, remove the blinders.
Recovery Step: Open your eyes to the things that work, then pursue them with all your heart.
Author: Mark Denison
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.