40 Bible Verses for Newlyweds and Married Couple

December 19, 2023

Written byAdelekan Bolanle

Originally posted on July 13, 2023 @ 10:22 pm

Marriage is a heaven-ordained union between a man and his wife; God instituted marriage in the Garden of Eden. However, the first few years of marriage is usually the most challenging one. The move from the love euphoria to reality can be discouraging if the union is not built on God. In this article, we explore forty inspiring Bible verses for newlyweds and marriage, which can nurture love, strengthen communication, and provide guidance as couples navigate the beautiful path of matrimony.

After I got married to my husband, I was surprised at how I quickly got irritated with some of his habits. I was usually angry I didn’t study him enough to discover some of those habits before I married him but then being a Christian it was easy to be rest assured by the word of God. I believe the word of God can help both the newlyweds  and other married couples.

Are you newlywed, married or counselling a newly wedded couple? let these bible verses for newlyweds and married illuminate your heart.

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1. Genesis 2:24 (ESV) – “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

2. Ephesians 5:25 (NIV) – “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”

3. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 (NLT) – “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.”

4. 1 Peter 4:8 (ESV) – “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.”

5. Colossians 3:14 (NIV) – “And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

6. Proverbs 18:22 (NLT) – “The man who finds a wife finds a treasure and receives favor from the Lord.”

7. Matthew 19:6 (NIV) – “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

8. Proverbs 31:10 (NIV) – “A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.”

9. Song of Solomon 2:16 (NLT) – “My lover is mine, and I am his. He browses among the lilies.”

10. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (ESV) – “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”

Always remember that you are both imperfect people who have come together to form a family. Love each other and be patient with each other.

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11. Proverbs 19:14 (NIV) – “Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.”

12. Hebrews 13:4 (NIV) – “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”

13. Colossians 3:19 (ESV) – “Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.”

14. 1 Corinthians 7:3 (NLT) – “The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs.”

15. Proverbs 12:4 (NIV) – “A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.”

16. Mark 10:9 (ESV) – “What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

17. Ephesians 4:2-3 (NIV) – “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.”

18. 1 Corinthians 16:14 (NIV) – “Do everything in love.”

19. Proverbs 31:30 (NLT) – “Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.”

20. Romans 12:10 (NIV) – “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

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Remember that you both have the responsibility to stand against every forces of darkness that may want to overpower your marriage. Together you can withstand every opposition.

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21. 1 Peter 3:7 (ESV) – “Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.”

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22. Proverbs 18:22 (NIV) – “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.”

23. Song of Solomon 8:6 (NLT) – “Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death, its jealousy as enduring as the grave. Love flashes like fire, the brightest kind of flame.”

24. Colossians 3:13-14 (NIV) – “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

25. Proverbs 21:9 (NLT) – “It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic than with a quarrelsome wife in a lovely home.”

26. 1 Corinthians 7:2 (ESV) – “But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.”

27. Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV) – “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

28. Ephesians 5:33 (NLT) – “So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.”

29. Proverbs 31:25 (NIV) – “She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.”

30. Romans 13:10 (NLT) – “Love does no wrong to others, so love fulfills the requirements of God’s law.”

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31. 1 Corinthians 7:5 (ESV) – “Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.”

32. Psalm 128:3 (NLT) – “Your wife will be like a fruitful grapevine, flourishing within your home. Your children will be like vigorous young olive trees as they sit around your table.”

33. 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV) – “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

34. Proverbs 14:1 (NIV) – “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”

35. Song of Solomon 4:7 (NLT) – “You are altogether beautiful, my darling, beautiful in every way.”

36. Ephesians 4:26 (ESV) – “Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.”

37. 1 Corinthians 16:14 (NLT) – “And do everything with love.”

38. Proverbs 31:26 (NIV) – “She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.”

39. 1 Peter 3:1 (NIV) – “Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own 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.”

40. Romans 12:9-10 (NLT) – “Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.”

Whenever you face a storm, don’t let go of each other’s arms. You stand a better chance of overcoming the storm when you face it together.

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The Bible verses above are an invaluable source of guidance and inspiration for newlyweds and couples in all stages of marriage. These verses remind couples of the importance of love, unity, effective communication, forgiveness, and trust in God’s plan. By incorporating these teachings into their lives, couples can strengthen their bond, navigate challenges with grace, and experience the profound beauty of a Christ-centred marriage. Let us embrace these verses, allowing them to shape our marriages and bring us closer to the heart of God.

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