It was one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. On May 7, 2014, the Clinton LumberKings played the Burlington Bees in a Single-A level minor league baseball game. The Bees had buzzed to a 17-1 lead by the fifth inning. But the LumberKings erased the 16-run deficit and won the game in extra innings.
Everyone loves a good comeback.
You can come back – from porn, fantasy, and masturbation. You may be down, but you are not done.
I must confess, I wasn’t actually at the LumberKings-Bees game seven years ago. But I think I know how the LumberKings did it.
One run at a time. That’s how every victory comes – one run at a time.
Recovery Step: Start small. Go to a meeting. Make a call. Pray the Serenity Prayer. Your life can be one of a great comeback. Embrace this promise today: “Do not fear: I will help you” (Isaiah 41:13).
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.