Here’s a great trivia question for our older readers. What was the first nationally broadcast television program for children?
Answer: “Howdy Doody,” which premiered on this date, December 27, 1947. This iconic NBC show always began with these words: “Say kids, what time is it?” The kids would answer, “It’s Howdy Doody time.” For its entire 12-season run, ending in 1960, the show never deviated from its opening lines.
“Say kids, what time is it?”
Let me answer that question for addicts everywhere.
It’s time to get sober.
It’s time for a Disclosure.
It’s time to start therapy.
It’s time to start the Steps.
Recovery Step: Paul said, “Make the best use of your time” (Ephesians 5:16). Are you ready for real recovery? It’s time to get started.
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.