Bible Verses About Marriage and Love to Bring You Closer

Marriage is an important juncture in our life. Everyone longs for a happy marriage. Do you know the origins of marriage? When you have conflicts with your spouse, or when your spouse does something that hurts you, how can you settle the dispute and forgive your spouse? When life gets hard, how can spouses encourage each other to get through the adversity? What should they do to trust and get along well with each other rather than suspect each other? The following 5 aspects of Bible verses about marriage and love and related articles will guide us to manage our marriage and gain happiness.


The Origins of Marriage

Jehovah God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him” (Genesis 2:18). It is clear that marriage has been ruled and arranged by the Creator. We can’t choose our life partner. The following verses will guide us to know God’s requirements of marriage and to obey His sovereignty and arrangements.

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Matthew 19:6
Why they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.

Genesis 2:18
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Genesis 2:24
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall join to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.


Learn to Let Go and Build Forgiveness Into Our Relationship

Like other intimate relationships, marriage needs forgiveness to thrive. Remember that we all have been corrupted by Satan, so every one of us makes mistakes, and has bad or grumpy days. We may fall into temptations and hurt our spouse. As a result, we can’t get along in harmony with our spouse, which brings harm to our marriage. Therefore, we need to forgive and to be forgiven, to stand in our spouse’s shoes, and guide our spouse to worship God. Only when we practice in this way can we succeed in realizing a romantic marital relationship.

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Matthew 6:14
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

Luke 6:41
And why behold you the mote that is in your brother’s eye, but perceive not the beam that is in your own eye?

1 John 4:7
Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God.

Matthew 11:29
Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls.

Ephesians 4:29
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

Ephesians 5:33
Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.


Draw Close to Your Spouse During Tough Seasons

Every marriage will face tough seasons. We may feel overwhelmed during this time, which can cause one or both spouses to lose faith and withdraw. It’s also during these times we get a chance to build a strong marriage. If we flinch in the face of those difficulties, we will feel hard to maintain our marriage, to the extent that our marriage may break up; instead, if we intentionally draw close to our spouse during these tough times, we can build strong marriages.

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Genesis 2:18
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falls; for he has not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Ephesians 4:2
With all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love;

Proverbs 18:22
Whoever finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor of the LORD.


Letting Go of Suspicion

Suspicion is a killer. Without true love, spouses will suspect and guard against each other, grow apart, and even end their marriage. God loves honest people who do not suspect others. Therefore, we should be honest with our spouse, and always speak our heart to our spouse, so that spouses can understand each other. Thus, suspicion will not hurt marital affection.

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Amos 3:3
Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Psalm 85:10
Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

1 John 3:18
My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

1 Peter 3:8
Finally, be you all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brothers, be pitiful, be courteous:


Rely on God and Avoid Temptation in a Relationship at All Times

Being honest with our spouse and respecting our spouse is a requirement for marriage, which is also the demand in the Bible. However, in this dark and evil world, people all follow evil worldly trends, pursue fleshly enjoyments, and covet the pleasures of sin, thus always falling into Satan’s temptations. Many people even do something that hurts their spouse, causing irreparable damage to their marriage and lots of trouble to their spouse. Facing this problem, what should believers in God do? The following verses and articles will guide us to rely on God and overcome Satan’s temptations, thus maintaining a happy marriage.

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1 Peter 3:7
Likewise, you husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

1 Corinthians 7:2
Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

Hebrews 13:4
Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.

Zechariah 4:6
Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, said the LORD of hosts.

Joshua 1:9
Have not I commanded you? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be you dismayed: for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.


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