Marriage takes hard work and a constant realigning especially if you marry young you are still changing and growing as a person. These 11 Scriptures are my daily reminders of how my marriage should be and how I should be treating my spouse. It also lifts me up and encourages me when I’m feeling down or having negative thoughts toward my spouse. They also humble me and bring me a sense of calm when I’m having a hard time getting my husband to agree to something. I hope these can help or strengthen your marriage.
Genesis 2: 18 Then the lord your God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will with stand him- a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Matthew 19: 5-6 and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
John 13: 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 Love is paitent, and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
Ephesians 4: 2-3 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 5:25: “For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.
James 5: 16 Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
1 Peter 3: 1-6 Likewise, wives, be subject to your own husbands, so that even if some do not obey the word, they may be won without a word by the conduct of their wives, when they see your respectful and pure conduct you wear- but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which god’s sight is very precious. For this is how the holy women who hoped in God used to adorn themselves, by submitting to their own husbands, as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord. And you are her children, if you do good and do not fear anything that is frightening.
1 Peter 4: 8 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.