As with most things in life, the learning process in marriage doesn’t end. Marriage is more than just two people living together. It’s a journey that involves learning – learning about yourself, your spouse, and how best to live in peace and harmony with them.
It doesn’t matter if you are now about to get married, or you got married a week ago or you’ve been married for years, there’s always something to learn. And the bible has a lot to offer when it comes to marriage and making it work. So below we’ll take a look at some bible verses about marriage that can help you on your journey.
Bible verses about marriage
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.
Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?
2 Corinthians 6:14
Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.
1 Peter 3:7
Large crowds followed him, and he healed them there. Some Pharisees came to him to test him. They asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any and every reason?” Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female, and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Why then,” they asked, “did Moses command that a man give his wife a certificate of divorce and send her away?” Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:39
The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.
A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.
And the two will become one flesh.’So they are no longer two, but one flesh.Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8
But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands.
1 Peter 3:1-5
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.
A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.
But since sexual immorality is occurring, each man should have sexual relations with his own wife, and each woman with her own husband.
1 Corinthians 7:2
I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.
But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.
As a young man marries a young woman, so will your Builder marry you; as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride, so will your God rejoice over you.
Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
1 John 4:7
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.
1 Corinthians 11:11
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.
1 Corinthians 7:3
For your Maker is your husband the Lord Almighty is his name the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer; he is called the God of all the earth.
In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.
So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander.
1 Timothy 5:14
The woman he marries must be a virgin. He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or a woman defiled by prostitution, but only a virgin from his own people, so that he will not defile his offspring among his people. I am the Lord, who makes him holy.
If a man seduces a virgin who is not pledged to be married and sleeps with her, he must pay the bride-price, and she shall be his wife.
For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law that binds her to him.
Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease.
The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect, says the Lord Almighty. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.
Prayer for my marriage
I thank you for my life and that of my spouse
I thank you for giving me someone to share my life with
I pray that you, Lord, will continue to be the center of our marriage
Teach us to be patient and understanding with each other
Teach us to love and support each other unconditionally
Teach us to forgive each other
Strengthen our bond and help us to be of one mind and spirit
When the difficulties in life begin to get to us,
remind us that we are on the same team and not against each other
Bless this marriage, dear Lord,
And help us be prosperous in all our endeavors