This time next year, those of us who live in America will be going to the polls. Groucho Marx offered a world of wisdom on the subject: “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies.”
Ron Paul may have had it right: “I don’t think we should go to the moon. Maybe we should send some politicians up there instead.”
The Bible warns, “Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save” (Psalm 146:3).
What does this have to do with recovery? I’m glad you asked. One of the mistakes we make early on is putting our trust in man – our therapist or sponsor, for example. And while it’s true that they play a vital role in the process, our ultimate trust must be in our Higher Power.
Recovery Step: Listen to others. Learn from others. But put your trust in God.
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.