On this date in history something interesting happened. On January 5, 1950, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer hit #1 on the Billboard Pop Charts. The song would sell over 8 million copies and was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1985.
What is so interesting about that? Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas song. But it didn’t hit #1 until 11 days after Christmas.
Odd timing. But it hit #1 eventually, and that’s what matters.
Jesus told the story of two sons (Matthew 21:29-31). One son said he’d obey his father’s orders, but did not. The other said he wouldn’t, but eventually did.
Recovery comes to those who do the right thing, even if they don’t do it the first time.
Recovery Step: The best time for you to get serious about your recovery was five years ago. The next best time is today.
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.