In an old episode of Bonanza, Ben Cartwright said, “I don’t have anything against education, as long as it doesn’t interfere with your thinking.”
That’s how a lot of us think. We are all in for truth – as long as it fits our narrative.
I agree with the sage philosopher of the past generation, Elvis Presley, who said, “Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”
I suspect the reason we aren’t always real quick to seek the truth is that the truth can be really uncomfortable. As President Garfield said, “The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.”
If you are to walk in freedom, you must embrace the truth that will set you free.
Recovery Step: Jesus said that if you seek truth, you will find it (Matthew 7:7). But be warned. Before you can deal with the truth, you must let it deal with you.
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.