Bob came out of a local store, only to be greeted by a motorcycle cop writing a ticket. Bob asked, “Why the ticket?”
The officer replied, “Your tags are expired.”
Bob responded, “You are a pencil-necked idiot!”
The cop proceeded to add three more tickets to the car’s windshield. “What do you have to say now?” he asked Bob.
Bob: “I don’t care. That’s not my car!”
Bob could certainly use a dose of love for his fellow man/cop. The Bible says, “Above all, love each other” (1 Peter 4:8). Loving others is a choice. But the interesting thing is, the more we love others, the better off we become.
Recovery Step: George Burns said, “Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” But here’s the thing. You simply have to connect with someone in your part of the world, if you want to be well.
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.