Mr. Potato Head was invented by George Lerner in 1949, and distributed widely by Hasbro. The new children’s toy was an overnight success. And anything that is a success is worth talking about. Within three years, the world had met Mr. Potato Head. In 1952, it became the first toy advertised on national television.
Anything worth having is worth talking about.
Remember the guy who was possessed by a thousand demons? When he found freedom, he let the world know about it. The Bible says he told his story to “Decapolis,” which meant ten cities (Mark 5:19-20). From Day 1 of recovery, the dude launched into Step 12, taking his message to others.
Helping others has been a part of recovery since way before the inception of AA (1939). One of the best ways for you to secure your own recovery is to help someone else secure his.
Recovery Step: Bring the hope of recovery to someone else 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.