36 Bible Verses To Encourage Your Marriage

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Today I want to share a few Bible verses to encourage and strengthen your marriage.

The Bible says in 2 Timothy 3:16

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work”

Your marriage will flourish when you know and apply what God says concerning you and your man.

So I pray these verses challenge and “equip you for every good work” in your marriage!

36 Bible Verses to encourage your marriage

36 Bible verses to encourage your marriage


1. John 15:12 – 14

This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.

2. 1 Peter 4:8

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

3. Colossians 3:14

And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

4. 1 John 4:7

Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.

5. 1 John 4:19

We love because He first loved us.

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Respecting one another

6. Matthew 7:12

So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

7. Romans 12:10

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

8. Philippians 2:3

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

9. Proverbs 12:4

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who brings shame is like rottenness in his bones.

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10. Matthew 6:14-15

For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

11. Colossians 3:13

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.

12. Ephesians 4:31-32

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

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13. Proverbs 3:5

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

14. Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

15. Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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16. Colossians 3:12-14

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.

17. Proverbs 24:29

Do not say, “I will do to him as he has done to me; I will pay the man back for what he has done.

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Cultivating Harmony

18. Philippians 2:2

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.

19. Romans 12:16

Live in harmony with each other. Don’t be too proud to enjoy the company of ordinary people. And don’t think you know it all!

20. Romans 12:10

Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

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Resolving Conflict

21. Proverbs 15:1
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.

22. James 4:1-2

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.

23. Ephesians 4:26

Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger..

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Watching your words

24. Proverbs 21:19

It is better to live in a desert land than with a quarrelsome and fretful woman.

25. Proverbs 18:21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

26. Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

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Trusting God

27. Romans 8:28

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

28. Psalm 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

29. Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

30. Ecclesiastes 4:12

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

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Personal Growth

31. 1 Corinthians 13:11

When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.

32. 2 Peter 3:17, 18

So be on guard; then you will not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people and lose your own secure footing. Rather, you must grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

33. Collosians 1:9-10

So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.

34. Psalm 92:12

But the godly will flourish like palm trees and grow strong like the cedars of Lebanon.

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Power of prayer

35. Mark 11:24

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

36. Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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Winding up

I know that’s a lot of verses and links to go through. You don’t have to do it all! Just pick a few, go in-depth, especially in those areas you need  “encouragement” to do good 😉

I hope you have been encouraged by these Bible verses! Go forth and flourish!

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  3. good to here from you…and anyone can Reignite the spark that brought you together, end arguments, and live a happy and fulfilling family life with the person you truly love…

  4. Catharina says:

    Thanks for this! I translate it in dutch to share with my dutch friends! So happy you write this blog.

    1. Hey Catharina! Glad you you enjoyed it and are translating it for your friends!

  5. This is definitely SO Encouraging to hear!! God’s Word has so much to offer our souls; instructing us on every single thing we could ever have questions about or just have simply forgotten… I am pinning this and referring to it any time I need. Thanks so much for putting all of these Wonderful Bible verses together for Us All! 🙂 May the Blessings of The Most High Always be upon You & May The Messiah, Yashuah Always be with You!!

    1. So happy the post has blessed you! The Word of God makes all the difference! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know you have been blessed.

  6. I love to do this, Ngina. In fact, I’ve got a data base of topically listed Bible verses that’s 384 pages long! Yikes! Yeah, I’m a bit OCD! Ha! But the truth is, I LOVE typing the key verses from my Bible study each day and placing them in my list. Thanks for being a “treasure hunter” too and for sharing this wealth of wisdom to help us in our marriages, my friend! Hugs to you!

  7. Jenny Cupido says:

    What a great list of scripture. So encouraging. Your Wifey Wednesday neighbour – Jenny x

  8. I love compiling lists of Scriptures to deal with specific things in life. Nothing heals, changes, convicts, corrects or instructs like God’s Word.

    1. Amen Gail, the Bible has answers to everything we ask or need. Its THE solid ground to stand on. I enjoy your Bible Love Notes!

  9. Loren Pinilis says:

    For me, 1 Peter 3:7 has always been convicting. It’s humbling to think of what it really means to live with my wife in an understanding way.

  10. AMEN!
    Nothing better to add to a marriage than the Word of God.

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