There are so many Scripture verses that one can choose for marriage, but these are my picks to keep my marriage not only Christ-centered, but also thriving.
1. Why I married my man instead of getting a dog…
I found the one my heart loves. Song of Solomon 3:4
The Lord blessed me with my man therefore I always want to hold him dear to my heart.
2. What I need to continually practice in my marriage since we are both sinners…
Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven. Matt. 18:21,22
Jesus forgave me so I want to emulate my Savior by being a forgiving wife.
3. For remembering what the Lord has done for me….
Therefore, I tell you, her many sins have been forgiven—as her great love has shown. But whoever has been forgiven little loves little.” Luke 7:47
This whole passage is about the woman with the Alabaster Jar; hence why I use it on my blog. God redeemed me and then gave me my husband. When I look at this verse, I’m reminded of what the Lord did for me when He died on the Cross for my sins. When I keep this perspective, a grateful heart naturally spills forth into my marriage. My marriage always grows stronger when I have an attitude of gratitude.
4. For the fears, storms, insecurities, and the lies the Enemy speaks to me…
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3
I absolutely love this verse! As a Christ-follower, I trust in the Lord. And when I focus on Him, I am filled with peace! It’s my go-to verse when I’m stricken by fear of the unknown or when that Liar keeps telling me lies. It’s a verse that I have to repeat to myself over and over again. It’s that constant reminder to keep my eyes and mind on Christ.
5. This verse helps me to get rid of my past baggage and it helps me to ward off any bitterness that may creep into my heart…
Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13,14
We make mistakes. Fall short. Blow it. But I’ve learned to do my best to pull up my boot straps and press on towards being a wife who emulates her Savior.
6. I hold on to this verse when we are facing trials…
A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Ecc. 4:12 (NLT)
I love this verse because it reminds me that my husband and I are stronger when we go through attacks and trials together. Rather than attacking each other in the midst of our trials, we do our best to fight the Enemy as one flesh. Being that the Enemy hates the fact that I’m in pursuit of a Christ-centered marriage, he’s out to attack us because he comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Christ is with us so we can overcome evil with good.
7. Because my husband is my best friend and I want it to stay that way…
As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. Proverbs 27:17
We hold each other accountable. We encourage one another. We’re one flesh. And we support one another to be the best that we can possibly be.
8. Because he’s my lover…
Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 1 Cor. 7:3
I’ve got nothin’ more to say about that. 😉 You can read more of the passage beginning at 1 Cor. 7:4.
9. Keeping the right perspective as the years of my marriage roll on by…
“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Revelation 2:4
This is, no doubt, an unusual verse for marriage. But I believe this verse keeps me grounded and it helps me to live life with eternity in mind. The context of the verse is when the angel was telling the church of Ephesus what the Lord had against them based on how they lived. But regardless of the context, I hold these words dear to me. It’s a reminder of how I should walk, not only as my Lord’s daughter, but also as my Beloved’s wife. I fell in love with Christ on July 6, 1996 and I fell in love with my husband on December 19, 1997. I don’t ever want my love for either of these men to become lukewarm.
What about you? What are some of your favorite verses for marriage?
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