5 Encouraging Life Verses For Marriage

Life verses are passages of scripture found in the Bible that capture our attention and feed our soul. They are so comforting, they almost seem tangible. God’s Words are powerful!

The Bible is a manual for life. It is full of hope and wisdom that we can glean from. I have experienced the power of God’s Word, how it can transform my perspectives, my character, and my heart. The Bible has changed my life for the better!

Life verses are the scriptures that are life changing. They are the ones you want to memorize because they give peace, strength and confidence. Life verses are the very Word’s of God that mean something very personal to you.

My church shared a sermon series on life verses that inspired me to write this encouraging article for you. We had the privilege of hearing from different pastors on how they cling to their life verses! Each one explained how God used specific scriptures to carry them through difficult times or how God’s Word ministered to their spirit just when they needed it. Each one was incredibly inspiring to me in different areas of life including marriage and parenting.

I felt called to share with you a few particular life verses for marriage that I hope will empower you in your relationship with your spouse. May you find hope for your marriage and find strength to carry on even through the tough seasons.

1. “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8

This is a great life verse for marriage because marriage is a union of two sinners. There will be times that you and your husband will fail each other, mess up, do something hurtful, and times that you will sin. It is important to remember God’s definition of love and how loving each other deeply can cover those sins and help you reconcile. Knowing this verse will remind you of the power of love!

2. “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” – Ecclesiastes 4:12

acordof31My husband proposed with a ring that had this life verse inscribed on the inside. This verse is incredibly meaningful to both of us. Understanding that two are better than one, but that two with God is even stronger has saved our marriage multiple times! The three cords represent a husband, a wife, and God. As the three form a close relationship with each other they cannot be quickly broken. Oh how so many marriages would benefit from clinging to this verse!

3. “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.” – Ephesians 4:2-3

This life verse is an obviously great reminder for marriage. If a husband and wife are humble, gentle, patient, and selfless, eager to keep the peace in their relationship, there would be a lot less fighting in the world. This verse reminds us to remain calm and do as Jesus would do. Please let these words sink deep into your heart and live it out in your marriage.

4. “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.” – Jeremiah 29:11

I have seen this life verse written out on journals, home decor and more. It is highlighted because it reveals the heart of God towards humanity. These words fill our hearts will hope and faithfulness. Sometimes we want to know all the plans God has for us, but I don’t think we would be able to handle knowing all that He has for us in the future. He is strengthening us each day. This verse helps me to trust in God and trust in His timing and His plans for my future.

5. “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” – Mark 10:9

When I married my best friend, we entered into marriage believing divorce would never be an option. Years later came hardships and trials that threatened our relationship and wore us down to the point of pondering divorce. If it wasn’t for verses such as this, who knows where we would be today. God’s Word saved our marriage and it can save yours too! You and your husband have been joined together. Don’t let anyone or anything separate your love for each other.

Write these verses on your heart!  Memorize and meditate on them daily!  In your marriage relationship, talk to each other about these verses often, and encourage each other to trust in these words, while living them out!

Sharing life verses and how each verse has impacted someone’s life is extremely encouraging. Hearing stories of how others cling to verses for hope and strength reminds us to trust in God no matter what season of life or marriage we are in; so here are a handful of other women sharing stories of their life verses:

For When You Need To Know The Way To Use Your Words by Jacque Watkins

25 Verses To Pray Over Your Husband by Marquis Clarke

The Other Scriptures About Marital Sex by Hot Holy Humorous

When Doubt Threatens My Marriage by Jen Schwickerath

Striving To Love Without Conditions by Marquis Clarke

That Time My Marriage Was Saved by Sybil

A Positive Life Verse For Young Couples by Tayler Beede

1 Peter 4:8 Transformed My Life, My Marriage by Melissa Hoogenraad

Trusting In God’s Promise For Marriage by Jamie

Anchor Of My Soul by Liss East

Praying Together In Marriage by Meggan Moore

Psalm 37:4 Saved My Marriage From Being Destroyed By An Affair by Shannon Chilson

Marriage Takes Work by Jennifer J. Roos

Here are a few more encouraging life verses for marriage you can check out:

Ephesians 5:21, Matthew 19:4-6, 1 John 4:7-8, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Colossians 3:18-19, Proverbs 12:4, 1 Corinthians 7:3

If you have a life verse for marriage please share it in the comments and explain how that verse has helped you through marriage.

Are you married or are you preparing for marriage?


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