As the boat was sinking, the captain asked those on board, “Does anyone know how to pray?”
One man stood and said, “Yes, Captain, I do!”
“Good,” said the captain. “You better start now. Our boat is sinking. The rest of us will put on life-preservers. We are one short.”
Addiction has sunk more boats than just about anything else. In steps the great Life Preserver. “You shall keep them, Lord, you shall preserve them from this generation” (Psalm 12:7).
“And the Lord commanded us to follow his precepts, to fear him, that he might preserve our lives” (Deuteronomy 6:24).
Recovery Step: Your boat is sinking. But there’s hope. You have One who stands ready to save you, provide recovery, and set you on a new course.
Author: Mark Denison
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.