I hopped in my car at 4:15 a.m. to go pick up a friend to take him to the airport for an early flight. But before I left my driveway, this message flashed from the screen above the steering column: Low air pressure in back right tire.
Only one tire was going flat. The other three were fine. Quite a dilemma.
Actually, even I was smart enough to know what to do. I took the other car.
Here’s the lesson. You need all four tires. If one is flat, you’re stuck. The same is true of recovery. Think of these as the four tires on which you must drive:
You can excel in three of these four areas. But if just one tire is flat, you’re stuck.
Recovery Step: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength” (Mark 12:30).
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.