This week we’re going to focus on after the wedding and making the marriage last forever.
We’ve chosen five of our favorite scriptures, but there are many more. Please let us know your favorite Bible Verses that help strengthen your marriage in the comments below.
This is a very important life verse for marriage because marriage is a unification of two sinners. No one is perfect in a marriage. There will be times that a husband or wife may fail each other, mess up, or do something hurtful. It is important to remember Jehovah God's definition of love and know that loving each other deeply can cover all those sins. This verse reminds us the true power of love!Above all things, have intense love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. - 1 Peter 4:8
Understanding that two is stronger than one is one thing. But understanding two together united with one God is even stronger! The three cords represent a husband, a wife, and Jehovah. These three form a close relationship that is not easily broken.Someone may overpower one alone, but two together can take a stand against him. And a threefold cord cannot quickly be torn apart. - Ecclesiastes 4:12
If a husband and wife are humble, patient, gentle, and selfless in a relationship this will cause less confrontation and arguments. This verse reminds us to keep calm and do as Jesus would do.With all humility and mildness, with patience, putting up with one another in love, earnestly endeavoring to maintain the oneness of the spirit in the uniting bond of peace. - Ephesians 4:2, 3
These words fill our hearts with hope and faithfulness. This verse shows us the heart of God towards humanity. We can confidently trust that he will strengthen us each day to make our marriage successful.‘For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you,’ declares Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope. - Jeremiah 29:11
When you first enter into marriage, the last thing you are thinking about is divorce! But, through the years of being together, you may enter times of hardship and trials that threaten your relationship. If this is ever the case, allow God’s word to come into play. You have been joined together under God, don’t let anyone or anything separate your love for each other.What God has yoked together, let no man put apart. - Mark 10:9
Love, loyalty, and sincere effort are needed for a successful marriage. When there are difficulties, mates should not give up on their marriage. They should be determined to grow closer to each other. Couples who love Jehovah and each other should be determined to resolve their problems, because “love never fails.” (1 Corinthians 13:8)
When husbands and wives respect marriage as an arrangement by God, they will stay together. Jehovah God created marriage to be a permanent union between a man and a woman so that families would be secure. Marriage can last because God made men and women to complement each other physically and emotionally. He also made them in his image, with the ability to imitate his love.
There are so many more texts we could have included above, such as the examples of Abraham and Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah, the Shulamite maiden among others. Why not let us know your favorite scriptures in the comments below!