What is the key to success, in recovery or in life?
For answers, let’s turn to the ancient Athenian playwriter Sophocles, who was the most accomplished writer and thinker of the fifth century, B.C. Seven of Sophocles’ tragedies have survived to this day, and he is widely considered one of the greatest minds of all time.
When asked the key to success, Sophocles offered this profound counsel: “Success is dependent on your effort.”
Did you get that? Success is dependent on effort. Am I going too fast for you? Let me try to keep it simple. If you are going to have successful recovery, you will have to work really hard at it.
Recovery Step: If the words of Sophocles were too hard to track, try this. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
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.