Men, you are commanded to love your wives (Ephesians 5:25). Today is Valentine’s Day for those of us living in the U.S. So let’s talk about how a husband can love his wife, especially if that husband is a recovering sex addict. Let me suggest some gifts you can give your wife if you really love her.
Full clinical disclosure
Your own sexual sobriety
Daily FASTT check-ins
Recovery Night exercises
Happy Valentine’s Day! Guys, make it a special day for your wives by giving them the gift of recovery, freedom, and hope. Love is nothing until it becomes action. Pick from our list above, or make your own list. Then go to work!
Recover Step: If you really love your wife, show her! Prove it. Go all in with your recovery.
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.