June is generally considered the “wedding month”. My husband and I were married on June 2 and my oldest daughter on June 18. I suppose it doesn’t matter what month a young couple weds, the day is not as important as the years that follow. A wedding day is one thing, a life-long commitment in marriage is what is truly important. Here are some scripture verses that I hope all young couples will ponder upon in the weeks, months and year ahead as newlyweds.
Genesis 2:22-24 “Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.”
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.”
Song of Songs 2:8-13 “Listen! My beloved! Look! Here he comes, leaping across the mountains, bounding over the hills. My beloved is like a gazelle or a young stag. Look! There he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattice. My beloved spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, come with me. See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance. Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me.”
Proverbs 5:18-19 “May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth. A loving doe, a graceful deer— may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be intoxicated with her love.”
1 Corinthians 7: 4 “The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife.”
Proverbs 12:4 “A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.”
Proverbs 18:22 “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.”
Proverbs 19:14 “Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.”
Proverbs 31:10 “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.”
Colossians 3:18-19 “Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.”
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.”
Hebrews 13:4 “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”
Malachi 2:14-15 “You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord is the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant. Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.”
Romans 12:17 “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.”
Ephesians 4:1-3 “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 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.”
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.”
Philippians 1:9-10 “And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,”
1 Peter 1:22 “Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for each other, love one another deeply, from the heart.”
1 Peter 3:7 “Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Philippians 2:2 “ then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.”
Hebrews 10:24-25 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
1 Peter 4:8 “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
1 John 3:16 “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-13 “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. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
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For most couples there’s a flurry of activity all the way up to the honeymoon. Afterwards the real work of marriage begins. God speaks to married couples together and individually in order for them to grow in their relationship. It’s a great start to their marriage if they memorize key scriptures to help them along the way. Start with God’s word today:
#1) “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24)
One of the hardest things for a young couple to give up—is running to mom or dad when there’s a problem. There’s nothing wrong with you as a couple to ask advice on certain things. However if you begin your marriage with calling on your parents every time there’s a disagreement, it can cause a lot damage. Part of growing as a young couple is the challenge of working through your issues together.
#2) “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense” (Proverbs 19:11)
After a few weeks of marriage, the reality of living with someone who is different from you becomes real. The weeks up to the wedding can mask underlying disagreements that you don’t have time to deal with. However after a slow period of time, couples begin to recognize each other’s faults with more clarity. Sometimes you must talk out issues—other times it may be best to let the insignificant irritants go. Patience is the key for being a wise couple.
#3) “Love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:8)
In the course of your marriage, you may deal with a lot of failures in work, finances, health, or with other relationships. The most important aspect of your marriage is holding on to the unconditional love of Christ to get you through difficulties. Love is more than just a feeling, it’s an action that can be driven through many efforts. Learning your newlywed’s love language is just the beginning of your life together.
#4) “A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones” (Proverbs 12:4)
Although our culture belittles the importance of character, the Bible highly esteems a wife who walks in it. Character is defined in a godly woman during the days of joy and hardship. Like a rich cream—it rises to the top—full of robust flavor and intensity. A husband who has the pleasure of a wife with noble character can rest in the confidence that she will be trustworthy and honorable in all she does.
#5) “The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband” (1 Corinthians 7:3)
A sexual relationship between newlyweds can be exciting, adventurous, and spiritual. The way a man is with a woman is a great mystery that signifies the union of Christ with His church. Your intimate times together early in the marriage can set the course for a lifetime of connection and memories. Newlyweds should always keep their sexual relationship vibrant with mutual respect, consistent communication, and freedom for openness.
#6) Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days” (Ecclesiastes 9:9)
Marriage is for one man and woman for a lifetime. This gives plenty of opportunity to enjoy each other as must as possible. Of course, there will be days of disagreements and/or anger; however as believers—this shouldn’t define your marriage. Being filled with the Spirit of God gives access to a deeper joy that can be celebrated together even in the rough days. The joy of the Lord will renew your strength to carry the marriage through.
#7) “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
One of the most important keys to every successful marriage is understanding the different seasons. This newlywed time is precious and unique—it won’t be exactly the same later in life. The responsibilities of raising a family, maintaining the budget, and serving in ministry will stretch your relationship. Yet stretching is good if it results in a deepening of your relationship with God. Enjoy this wonderful season of your marriage.
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There’s a beautiful glow in the newly married that is a gift from God. It’s your opportunity to experience the joy of a spousal relationship that mirrors the love of Christ for His church. Your new marriage needs lots of time, tender love, and care in the Spirit. Meditate on the Scriptures above until they are a part of your regular thought life. You will never regret it as a new couple in Christ.
More key Scriptures: 20 Key Bible Verses to Memorize
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What do you do when you have an argument? Or when you get hurt? Do you shut down or talk with you spouse? Do you turn to the Bible? Having a list of Bible verses for your marriage on hand will help you stand on His promises. The Bible has a lot to say about the topic of marriage. In times of struggle or dispute between a husband and a wife it is helpful to seek Bible verses for your marriage.
Here are 10 encouraging Bible verses for your marriage:
#1 Genesis 2:18 (New International Version)
18 The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”
#2 Ephesians 4:2-3 (New International Version)
2Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
#3 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 (New International Version)
Do Not Be Yoked With Unbelievers 14Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?15What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
#4 Proverbs 17:14 (New International Version)
14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam;
so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
#5 1 Peter 3:1-6 (New International Version)
1 Peter 3Wives and Husbands 1Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,2when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. 4Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 5For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, 6like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
#6 Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (New International Version)
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
10 If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
#7 Philippians 2:2 (New International Version)
2then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.
#8 Proverbs 5:18-19 (New International Version)
18 May your fountain be blessed,
and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.
19 A loving doe, a graceful deer’”
may her breasts satisfy you always,
may you ever be captivated by her love.
#9 Proverbs 19:14 (New International Version)
14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents,
but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
#10 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (New International Version)
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
When you seek guidance in your marriage from God his holy word will make your marriage far better than you attempting to guide your own marriage!
It is important to stay in the word and know God’s truth about marriage. Print out this list of Bible verses for your marriage and put it somewhere you will see it daily! Praying Bible verses for your marriage is powerful and God’s word does not return void.
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