Friday, July 10, 2015

Five Bible Verses That Will Help Strengthen Your Marriage

The summer is wedding season. In May we focused on a couple marriage and wedding blogs: Wedding Gifts for Jehovah’s Witnesses and Scriptures for Weddings & Love

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.

Above all things, have intense love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. - 1 Peter 4:8
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!

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
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.

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
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.

‘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
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.

What God has yoked together, let no man put apart. - Mark 10:9
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.

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!


  1. I like the information you posted, but I think you shouldn't post your name, we never want to bring attention or any kind of glory to ourselves, we want all the glory to go to our father Jehovah, we need to imitate Jesus in that respect. Is just a reminder! Agape love!

    1. I think its more than okay for him to say he put this together. Brothers,get credit when they give talks. Let's focus,always on the positivity and not add negativity to where it doesn't belong!!!

  2. I enjoyed the five bible verses on how to strengthen a marriage what a loving reminder for us all

  3. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and the scriptural reminders.

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