President Hubert Hoover died at the age of 90, on October 20, 1964, in his apartment in New York City. The next five days, leading to his burial, were rather typical for a former president.
Until one thing.
At the burial site five days later, there was one aberration from every other presidential burial in history.
No 21-gun salute.
Why? The answer was simple. President Hoover was a committed Quaker, and Quakers are passivists.
Herbert Hoover took a lot of criticism, and is widely considered one of our worst presidents. That Great Depression thing remains a mark on his record. But give him this – President Hoover stood by his principles.
That’s how we get well in recovery. We stick with what we believe.
Recovery Step: Paul said it well. “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1).
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.