“For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, ‘Fear not, I am the one who helps you’” (Isaiah 41:13).
Recovery is a long road. The first step is always the same – acceptance. Step 1 says that. The Bible demands that. Experience confirms that.
Until you accept your condition, you will not find your solution.
God stands ready to step in and do for you what you cannot do for yourself. But before you accept the help of the Good Physician, you must acknowledge your own helplessness to fix your problems yourself.
Recovery Step: Accept what you cannot change, in order to surrender to the God who makes all things possible.
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.