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Life Verses for Marriage

Life verses are those verses that we cling to when we need hope, encouragement, empowerment and strength. The verses that keep us going. Whether you are a newly wed, married with kids, struggling in your marriage, or an empty nester these life verses for marriage will be sure to help you in your marriage. Get your printable too!

Life verses are those special verses that stick out to you. They are the verses that you turn to for encouragement, strength and hope. The empower you to strive harder to be more like Christ. They give you strength during trials or sadness or during different seasons in our lives. Many times life verses are our go-to verses.

If you are struggling in one area then often times it is helpful to find a few verses that you can memorize or meditate on during that time.

Marriage is the most important institute created by God. Our marriages reflect God’s relationship with the church. The unsaved are watching and our children are watching. No marriage is above crumbling if God isn’t the cornerstone.

One of my goals for this new year was to memorize more verses. That led me to want to share with you all some great life verses for different areas of our lives. Here are some key verses that I find to be helpful for the marriage relationship. I hope they are encouraging to you and empower you to have the best relationship with your spouse as you can.

Romans 12:10  Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;

Kindness goes a long way. If you were to ask any husband what they wanted when they came home, most would say “a kind and smiling wife“.  According to Websters 1828 dictionary, kindness is defined as good will; benevolence; that temper or disposition which delights in contributing to the happiness of others. Do you care about the happiness of your spouse? What is your disposition when he comes home? Are you a kind wife? I love this article from Joy on the one thing your husband wants from you.

Ephesians 4:3  Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Unity is so important in marriage. It truly is. You have to be on the same page with your spouse. You can not thrive if you are striving against each other. When there is unity there is peace in the home. I’m pretty that is one thing that we all can agree on wanting. True happiness in our marriage requires us to be one with our spouse. We need to be intentionally seeking after unity in every area. It is not going to happen automatically and will need us intentionally cultivating it throughout our marriage.

Life verses are those verses that we cling to when we need hope, encouragement, empowerment and strength. The verses that keep us going. Whether you are a newly wed, married with kids, struggling in your marriage, or an empty nester these life verses for marriage will be sure to help you in your marriage. Get your printable too!

Ephesians 5:21  Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Submission is not just for the wives. Wives are commanded specifically to submit but that doesn’t mean that verses like this one should be ignored. Husbands should also be submitting to their wives in certain areas. If you know your wife needs a date night out of the house then you should do everything in your power to make that happen. Our marriages would be much better off if both spouses were willingly submissive to one another.

Proverbs 13:10  Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Are you fighting with your spouse all the time? That should not be the normal atmosphere in your home. God didn’t intend for marriages to be filled with anger or heated arguments. In Proverbs, we are told the reason behind every fight. Pride. When pride rears its ugly head we are bound to have martial problems. Let’s memorize this verse and recite it often when we are tempted to engage in another heated debate.

Mark 10:9  What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Marriage is forever. When we went into marriage we went into it knowing that it was forever. We need to determine in our hearts that no matter how hurt we are, how angry we are or how lonely we may feel that we are going to faithful to our marriage. Divorce should not even be an option. God is for marriage and can redeem any marriage if we are willing to surrender to Him. He can change our hearts, our wills, our lives, and our marriage if we let Him.

Life verses for marriage can help any marriage. If you think you have a great marriage, a lonely marriage, or a failing marriage you can benefit from memorizing and meditating on these key verses. God’s Word is powerful. We can all use these reminders to be more kind, humble and submissive. It’s easy to forget so it’s important to come back to these time and again. Let’ be vigilant at protecting our marriage and making it thrive. It’s time to start applying God’s Word in our marriage. To make it easier for you to always have them on hand I created this beautiful printable for my readers. Enter your email address below to get your copy!


Your turn! Do you have a life verse for your marriage? I’d love to know if it’s on this list! Let’s chat in the comments below!

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    Karen Palmesano
    July 4, 2016 at 10:45 am

    So happy you had a nice vacation! I also was in Amish country recently in Nappanee, Indiana. We had a great time, and Uncle Donnie had to put up with me geeking out as well! He sees me reading Amish stories all the time but did not realize how much I knew about the things we were seeing because of it. I also found a handmade quilt at a consignment shop that he let me buy! It was about 1/4 of the price of all the new ones we saw. Have a great summer!

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      Anastasia Safee
      July 10, 2016 at 3:07 pm

      Our love for the Amish runs in the family! Becca and I want to go eat dinner at the Amish house by Grandma once Owen is done nursing. You should come!

      I’m trying not to be jealous of your quilt! They are so expensive brand new. Next time, I will be sure to check a consignment shop, lol. My father in law bought Melody one a few years back on their big wedding anniversary. She was excited too.

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    Bethany McIlrath
    July 6, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Awesome verses and points!! It is so important to be grounded in the Lord in marriage- no other way to love better! Thanks for sharing!

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    July 6, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    love your verses, I have been married to my best friend for 30 years this January. We have had good times, bad times and the rest in between the best thing is we did it together and loved each other through it. He has been my best friend and at times the enemy where we waited for someone to surrender. Either way we made it and are making it. Living an example for our children. Three of our children are married, and one will get married July 2017. I will share these verses with them and keep them for myself as well
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      Anastasia Safee
      July 10, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      30 years! Praise the Lord! Congratulations on such a big milestone. Our children need us to be strong Christian examples for them; too many marriages (sadly more and more Christian ones) are falling apart. Thanks for sharing, I hope they will be a blessing to them!

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