Marriage is one of God’s most beautiful institutions, but we all go through seasons of difficulty at one time or another. You may feel vulnerable, hopeless, or even betrayed. Don’t despair! God’s Word can be hidden in our heart. Here are 24 bible verses to strengthen a marriage; use them to prayerfully draw closer to your spouse and to God.
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24 Bible Verses To Strengthen A Marriage
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
“The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.”
“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”
“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.”
An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.
It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
Do you crave more intentional ways to apply the transforming Word of God to your marriage? Use my beautiful marriage scripture cards to meditate on God’s Word as you go about your day! Keep them in your purse, wallet, and bible. Hang them on your refrigerator and mirrors. Use them as constant reminders that God is working and moving in your marriage!
“I have hidden Your word in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” – Psalm 119:11
There you have it — 24 bible verses to strengthen a marriage. What others would you add to this list?
Go in grace today,
If you’re new to my blog, I’m all about finding ways to help you grow in your relationship with God and live an abundant life. Here are some of my favorite studies and resources that may help you out:
- My marriage bible study is a quick two-page download that will help you deepen communication with your spouse and with God.
- These marriage scriptures are outlined on beautifully designed cards that you can print and keep with you in your purse or around your house, to help you stay mindful and intentional about strengthening your marriage.
- If you’re craving more from your time with God, you’ll love my 31-Day Time With God Toolkit.
- A great Christian book about intimacy in marriage is Sheet Music by Dr. Kevin Leman.