There are four steps to progress: (a) saying you’ll do it, (b) doing it incorrectly, (c) explaining why you did it incorrectly, and (d) doing it the right way.
Solomon said, “All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty” (Proverbs 14:23).
Longfellow added, “It takes less time to do a thing right than it takes to explain why you did it wrong.”
If you are in recovery, quit talking about what you are going to do. Quit working a program that isn’t working. And quit explaining why you keep messing up.
Try this – work a proven recovery plan the first time. If you aren’t sure where to turn, turn to our website and check out my Freedom Groups and my 90-Day Recovery Program.
Recovery Step: Do what works. Today.
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.