I know everyone has been through ups and downs with their spouse. And guess what?! The ups and downs are okay! Marriage is not always puppies and rainbows! It isn’t always love notes and roses! Marriage is hard, it’s a job and it can be a fight to stay together somedays but, it is worth fighting for all the way! You and I both could use 12 Bible Verses That Will Help Your Marriage Grow.
My marriage is not perfect, nor do I want it to be. When I first got married, I thought it was going to be easier, I have to admit. I didn’t ever think that the one true love God gave me would annoy me so much. (Okay, I annoy him too!) But, you know what, I have learned to love the annoyances and the disagreements we have with each other. I know what you are thinking. YEAH right, Mandi! But seriously, I love them, because if he wasn’t annoying me he wouldn’t be here. 😉 And I would rather us be together than the alternative. Marriage matters and is worth fighting and praying for. Chris and I have been through a lot together, if it wasn’t for prayer we wouldn’t still be standing side by side. Life throws us curve balls everyday, but, life doesn’t have to defeat us. We can go at it head on and conquer it together or let life defeat us, you choose!
12 Bible Verses That Will Help Your Marriage Grow
- Jeremiah 29:11: Lord, we know that You have great plans for our lives – both individually and as a married couple. Guide us into Your will for our lives. Remind us on the difficult days that we have hope – that our hope lies in You alone.
- John 16:33: When troubles in life threaten to overwhelm us, Lord, help us to remember and take comfort in the fact that You have overcome the world.
- Romans 12:2: Do not allow us to be conformed to this world, Father, but help us to hold our marriage to Your standard. As we seek to renew our minds through time spent in Your Word and in prayer, show us Your will for our lives and marriage.
- 1 Corinthians 10:31: Whatever we do in our lives and marriage, Lord, may we do it for You honor and glory.
- Ephesians 4:2: Father, we pray that we would treat one another with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love.
- Ephesians 4:29: Guard our tongues, Father. Help us to speak the truth to one another in love – that no unwholesome words would come out of our mouths. May our speech be filled with grace and work to edify one another.
- Ephesians 4:32: Give us hearts of forgiveness, Lord. May we be kind to one another, forgiving one another just as You have forgiven us through Christ Jesus.
- Philippians 3:14: Father, we confess our tendencies to grumble against and argue with one another. Help us, by Your Spirit, to live peaceably with one another in order that we might be a witness to others.
- Colossians 3:12-13: Help us to put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience; bearing with on another, and forgiving one another, just as You have forgiven us.
- 1 Timothy 6: 7-8: We have brought nothing into this world and cannot take anything out of it with us. Teach us to be content with whatever You have given us, Father. Do not let our possessions (whether plenty or lacking) be a cause of stress in our relationship. May we be ever grateful for each and every blessing You bestow and seek to be good stewards in all things.
- Hebrews 10:24: Help us to spur one another on toward good deeds, God. May we ever challenge one another to grow in our love for one another, for others, and for You.
- Hebrews 13:4: Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled. God, protect our marriage and the intimacy that comes with this relationship. May we strive to keep it holy and pure.
Marriage matters. It really does matter! Fight for it. Honor it. Nourish it. And mend it, when needed. No one marriage is perfect, no one marriage will ever be perfect. But, one thing is for sure, God’s love is perfect and through Him all things are possible.
Don’t get me wrong life is hard but, I wouldn’t want to do this life with anyone else. Quirks and all. He is probably reading this and got stuck at the “annoying” part in the first paragraph. I’m just kidding Chris, I just wrote it for the sake of the article, not that you really annoy me! You believe that, right?! 😉
When God brings two people together the marriage is worth fighting for, ALWAYS! If you don’t fight for each other, at least fight for God’s sake in the relationship. He is always worth it!
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