On this day in 1905, Wilbur Wright set a world record by flying 24 miles in just 39 minutes. The record stood for three more years. In order to prevent competitors from discovering their secrets to flights of such length and speed, the Wright brothers disassembled the airplane on November 7, 1905.
It is amazing, the lengths we will go to in order to protect our secrets.
I say it a lot – addiction cripples, but secrets kill. I see several problems with keeping secrets.
Secrets shield you from experiencing grace.
Secrets force you into a life of isolation.
Secrets drain you of energy for daily life.
Recovery Step: Someone needs to know your secrets. Otherwise, there will be a price to pay. “God judges the secrets of man” (Romans 2:16).
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.