Larry and Henry were two 80-year-old friends who met for lunch the first Monday of each month. One day, before they even sat down at the table, Larry turned to Henry with a question.
“Who was that cute girl I saw you with at church yesterday?”
Henry: “That ‘cute girl’ is my new wife.”
Larry: “Your wife? How old is she?”
Henry: “She’s 25.”
Larry: “How did you get her to marry you?”
Henry: “I lied about my age.”
Larry: “How old did you tell her you were?”
I’m not sure which is worse, lying about your age, or marrying someone because you hope they will die soon. Let’s call them both wrong. Let’s shoot for total honesty – in all things.
Recovery Step: Jesus warned, “Beware of false prophets” (Matthew 7:15). In life – and recovery – it is critical to do two things: (a) beware of false prophets, and (b) don’t become one.
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.