What You Don't Know Can Hurt You (1 Of 2) by Larry Wynn

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WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW CAN HURT YOU
PROVERBS 16:16
MARCH 7, 1993
SUBJECT: MARRIAGE SERIES, 1993

INTRODUCTION

A. You've heard the statement, "What you don't
know can't hurt you. This may be true in
some things but it certainly is not true
when it comes to marriage.

1. Lack of understanding brings problems,
pain, and personal loss. The affects
of lack of standing affects
generations to come.

2. Bible says the most important things
we can acquire in life are: Wisdom
and understanding.

a. Understanding can be compared to
knowledge.

b. Wisdom is the correct
application of that knowledge.

3. No area where this is more needed than
in area of marriage.

4. Most problems people are facing today
involve to some degree, often to a
large degree, marriage.

B. Marriage is taking a bad rap from the media
today. USE BARNA'S STATEMENTS. (Taken from
"The Future of the American Family".)

C. There is good news though.

1. Fewer than 1/10 adults contend that
marriage is outdated and no longer
fits our nation's culture.

2. 7/10 state "if the traditional family
unit falls apart the stability of
American society will collapse."

3. 79% of adults of all ages contend that
God need for people to get married and
stay at relationship for life."

D. At the same time that we must reject the
media's totally bleak picture, we must also
be honest in looking at the problems marri-
age is facing in America today.

1. In spite of 79% agreeing with God's
concept of marriage there are deep
problems.

2. Because of the importance of the
family all of us must come to grips
with the problems and begin to deal
with them.


USE BARNA'S COMMENTS ON "WHY TALK ABOUT
FAMILY". Our ...


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