Gunsmoke was the greatest western in television history. And Matt Dillon was the best U.S. Marshal ever. But during his 20-year career, Matt was shot 56 times, knocked unconscious 29 times, stabbed three times, and poisoned once. Imagine getting nearly killed on the job nearly five times a year for 20 years. And you think your job is dangerous?
The Bible says, “Give instruction to a wise man, and he will become wiser, still” (Proverbs 9:9).
Someone should have been wise enough to recommend Matt Dillon for a safer job. And I wish someone would have had the wisdom to tell me a few things earlier in life. Such as . . .
You need therapy.
It’s best to see a C.S.A.T.
Disclosures are life-savers.
12-Step groups are from God.
Recovery is possible.
Recovery Step: If someone offers you godly wisdom, take it!
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.