Summary: The purpose of this message is to: Summarize the necessary steps in divorce recovery. Evaluate incorrect attitudes in divorced persons, due to their divorce. Assist divorced persons in developing correct attitudes regarding their divorce.

In Matthew 19:3-9 Jesus talked about divorce and adultery. But Jesus told the woman caught in adultery, “Neither do I condemn you: go, and sin no more.” John 8:11 Jesus made it clear that adultery was a sin, but certainly not the unpardonable sin. Therefore just like with any other sin, Jesus offered forgiveness with no condemnation. God's grace covers all our sins because of the cross of Christ.

I. Resolving the past - your attitude toward those responsible

A. Blame

B. Denial

C. Bitter

D. Vindictive

II. Releasing the captive - your attitude toward the divorce

A. Freedom from guilt

B. Freedom from shame

C. Freedom from rejection

III. Restoring the person - your attitude toward yourself

A. Forgive yourself

B. Accept yourself

C. Love yourself

Practical application: Possible Q & A about difficult cases and possible solutions based on the presentation.

Copyright©2003 Dr. Lewis Gregory, Source Ministries International

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