From my 31 years as a pastor and eight years of recovery work, I have come to this conclusion. Most of us are educated far beyond our level of obedience.
I often tell clients they won’t fall because they don’t know what to do, but because they don’t do what they know. It is important to keep things simple.
The Bible says, “The Lord preserves the simple” (Psalm 116:6). Albert Einstein advised, “Keep everything simple.” And Comfucius said, “Keep it simple and focus on what matters. Don’t let yourself be overwhelmed.”
The “LAMP” anacronym is one way to keep it simple. Any of us can remember this. If you are to remain sober, you must avoid the following:
Most of us are educated far beyond our level of obedience. The answer? Keep it simple.
Recovery Step: Keep your recovery work simple and on track.
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.