Here are some things you need to know. You yawn the most after breakfast. You lose weight if you sleep in a cold room. You are the tallest thing in the morning. Sharp knives are safer than dull knives. People with friends live longer.
Wait. Let’s go back to that last one. People with friends live longer.
But you must have the right kind of friends. Solomon warned, “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a friend” (Proverbs 18:24).
You can have great recovery, but you can’t do it on your own. You need two or three friends who will encourage you, pray for you, and hold you accountable. With their help you can not only live longer; you can live better.
Recovery Step: You need a few reliable friends. If you don’t have that yet, ask God to bring those people into your life – soon.
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.