A close friend recently sent me a picture of a t-shirt, which read, “I don’t need Google. My wife knows everything.”
While we can debate the validity of this assumption, one thing seems clear. Women do seem to possess a keen sense of discernment when it comes to their husbands’ behaviors.
My wife has the gift of discernment, listed among the spiritual gifts in Paul’s writings (1 Corinthians 12:10). What is discernment, exactly? Charles Spurgeon described discernment as “not knowing the difference between right and wrong, but knowing the difference between right and almost right.”
Guys, your wife may not know everything, but if she has the gift of discernment, learn to listen to her.
Recovery Step: Ask for God’s help in discerning the difference between what is right and what is almost right.
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.