20 Bible Verses For Love And Marriage
Today we will be dealing with 20 Bible verses for love and marriage. As much as God almost made the institution of marriage compulsory for everyone, marriage is not possible when love is missing. When two individuals who don’t love one another tie the knot, it becomes an explosive mess.
God created humans. He understands the complexity of human nature. That’s why God made it compulsory for man to love his neighbors as himself. Meanwhile, the kind of love that God demand from Neighbors is different from the one He demands from husband and wife.
The scripture explicitly explained how a woman should treat her husband in the book of Ephesians 5:22-23 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
In the subsequent verses, the scripture also taught man how to love his wife in marriage. The book of Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
When love is missing in marriage, the union becomes a disaster. We have compiled a list of 20 Bible verses about love and marriage. It will further teach us how and why we must love one another in marriage.
1. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient 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. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.
2. Genesis 1:27-28
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.
3. Colossians 3:14-17
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
4. Matthew 19:4-6
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.
5. 1 Corinthians 13:2-7
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 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.
6. Song of Solomon 8:6-7
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house, he would be utterly despised.
7. Philippians 4:4-9
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8. Psalm 143:8
Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
9. Mark 10:9
Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.
10. Ecclesiastes 4:12
Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
11. Romans 13:8
Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
12. Ephesians 4:2-3
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.
13. 1 Peter 4:8
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
14. Proverbs 10:12
Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
15. John 13:34
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
16. Hebrews 10:24-25
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
17. Ephesians 4:32
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
18. Titus 1:8
but hospitable, a lover of good, without a lack of self-control, upright, holy, and disciplined.
19. Acts 2:42
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
20. Titus 2:6-7
Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity.