Saint Augustine said, “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”
Clinicians cite several benefits of humility. Let’s name two of them.
Dr. Anna Schaffner concludes, “A humble mindset has significant positive effects on our cognitive, interpersonal, and decision-making skills.”
And David Robson writes, “Humility fosters trust, engagement, and strategic thinking.”
Humility isn’t thinking less of yourselves. It is thinking of yourself less. Humility will fuel your recovery and make you a much more likable person. So give it a whirl. “Humble yourself, then, under God’s mighty hand” (1 Peter 5:6).
Recovery Step: Choose humility and you will choose recovery.
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.