Justin Timberlake delivered this line in The Social Network (2010): “A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A billion dollars.”
Paul wrote, “The love of money is the root of all evil” (1 Timothy 6:10).
Money can present challenges for anyone. But that is especially true for the sex addict. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you the ways an addict can misuse cash in order to feed his or her addiction.
In her article, “Money Problems and Addictive Behavior,” Elizabeth Hartney offers great wisdom. “Most addicts have problems with money. It is critical to stick to a spending plan and to keep only small amounts of cash.”
Recovery Step: Try this – carry no more than $20 cash at a time.
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.