The only thing worse than finding a worm in your apple is finding half a worm in your apple. You know the other half is there, somewhere, but you don’t know where.
So how does a worm get into an apple, anyway?
I’m glad you asked.
An insect lays an egg in an apple blossom. Eventually, the worm hatches in the heart of the apple and then slowly burrows his way out.
Sexual impurity is like that worm. It is birthed in an innocent glance, quick fantasy, or passing temptation. No one even knows it’s there. We may not even know it is there.
But eventually, what is hidden in the apple always burrows its way out.
David admitted to the Lord, “I cannot hide my guilt from you” (Psalm 69:5).
Recovery Step: Take seriously those things which may lead to the genesis of sexual sin.
Author: Mark Denison
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.