Faith is an indispensable element of successful recovery.
Corrie ten Boom said this about faith: “Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.”
And Jesus promised, “Whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you ask in faith” (Matthew 21:22).
The role of faith in recovery has now been recognized by academia. A study by sociologist Dr. Brian Grim of Baylor University concluded, “Religious beliefs greatly reduce addiction abuse and significantly enhance recovery.”
To achieve sobriety without faith is like expecting a balloon to rise into the clouds without helium. It simply doesn’t work.
Recovery Step: Embrace the Christian faith. It is an indispensable element of successful 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.