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Help For Hurting Marriages

I. Introduction

II. General Principles for Helping Hurting Marriages

A. Matthew 25:40
B. Proverbs 25:20
C. Job 2:13
D. John 11:35; Psalm 34:6, 40:1

III. Help for Tired and Teary Women, Hindered by Fatigue

A. Recognize her
B. Help her —Psalm 121:3

    1. Babies—Isaiah 40:11, 29
    2. Anxious toil—Ecclesiastes 2:22, 23; Psalm 127:2

C. Apply the gospel—Matthew 11:28 

IV. Help for Tense and Tempted Women, Hindered by Failure

A. Recognize her
B. Help her—Psalm 62:1; 34:4–8, 8–10; 84:11; Jeremiah 31:25
C. Apply the gospel

    1. Acceptance—Romans 15:7
    2. Hope—Isaiah 41:17–18.

V. Help for Terrified Women, Hindered by Fear

A. Recognize her
B. Help her—John 8:1–11
C. Apply the gospel—Isaiah 43:18–19

VI. Conclusion—2 Corinthians 9:8; Hebrews 13:21

VII. Discussion and Questions

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