When I first got into recovery, I felt like a mosquito at a nudist colony. I didn’t know where to begin.
Recovery, like a thirsty mosquito at a nudist colony, is all about getting started.
Mark Twain said, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” And Drew Houston, the 37-year-old founder of Dropbox (worth a reported $2.2 billion), added, “If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started.”
If you are serious about sobriety, let’s get started. Here are a few ways to proceed in the next seven days.
Attend a 12-step meeting.
Attend one of my Freedom Groups.
Sign up for my 90-Day Plan.
Prayer the Serenity Prayer – ten times.
Recovery Step: God promised Job, “Your beginnings will seem humble, so prosperous will your future be” (Job 8:7).
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.