A man was on his hands and knees under a street light late at night when another man passed by and asked what he was doing. The following discussion ensued.
“I’m looking for my wallet,” the man said.
“Are you sure you lost it here?” asked the passerby.
“No, I lost it at the other end of the street.”
“Then why are you looking for your wallet here?”
“Because there is a street light here.”
It is instinctive in each of us to do that which is easy, whether it is productive or not. This is especially true with recovery. We want to find recovery, but only if it can be found without much effort. So we continue to look in the wrong places.
Recovery Step: “God knows the secrets of the heart” (Psalm 44:21). It is only when we bring those secrets to the light that we get well.
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.