Writen by: Unveiled Wife On July 20, 2012

5 Encouraging Life Verses For Marriage

Life verses are passages of scripture found in the Bible that capture our attention and feed our soul. They are so comforting, they almost seem tangible. God’s Words are powerful!


The Bible is a manual for life. It is full of hope and wisdom that we can glean from. I have experienced the power of God’s Word, how it can transform my perspectives, my character, and my heart. The Bible has changed my life for the better!

Life verses are the scriptures that are life changing. They are the ones you want to memorize because they give peace, strength and confidence. Life verses are the very Word’s of God that mean something very personal to you.

My church shared a sermon series on life verses that inspired me to write this encouraging article for you. We had the privilege of hearing from different pastors on how they cling to their life verses! Each one explained how God used specific scriptures to carry them through difficult times or how God’s Word ministered to their spirit just when they needed it. Each one was incredibly inspiring to me in different areas of life including marriage and parenting.

I felt called to share with you a few particular life verses for marriage that I hope will empower you in your relationship with your spouse. May you find hope for your marriage and find strength to carry on even through the tough seasons.

1. “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8

This is a great life verse for marriage because marriage is a union of two sinners. There will be times that you and your husband will fail each other, mess up, do something hurtful, and times that you will sin. It is important to remember God’s definition of love and how loving each other deeply can cover those sins and help you reconcile. Knowing this verse will remind you of the power of love!

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

acordof31My husband proposed with a ring that had this life verse inscribed on the inside. This verse is incredibly meaningful to both of us. Understanding that two are better than one, but that two with God is even stronger has saved our marriage multiple times! The three cords represent a husband, a wife, and God. As the three form a close relationship with each other they cannot be quickly broken. Oh how so many marriages would benefit from clinging to this verse!

3. “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 4:2-3

This life verse is an obviously great reminder for marriage. If a husband and wife are humble, gentle, patient, and selfless, eager to keep the peace in their relationship, there would be a lot less fighting in the world. This verse reminds us to remain calm and do as Jesus would do. Please let these words sink deep into your heart and live it out in your marriage.

4. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

I have seen this life verse written out on journals, home decor and more. It is highlighted because it reveals the heart of God towards humanity. These words fill our hearts will hope and faithfulness. Sometimes we want to know all the plans God has for us, but I don’t think we would be able to handle knowing all that He has for us in the future. He is strengthening us each day. This verse helps me to trust in God and trust in His timing and His plans for my future.

5. “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” – Mark 10:9

When I married my best friend, we entered into marriage believing divorce would never be an option. Years later came hardships and trials that threatened our relationship and wore us down to the point of pondering divorce. If it wasn’t for verses such as this, who knows where we would be today. God’s Word saved our marriage and it can save yours too! You and your husband have been joined together. Don’t let anyone or anything separate your love for each other.

Write these verses on your heart!  Memorize and meditate on them daily!  In your marriage relationship, talk to each other about these verses often, and encourage each other to trust in these words, while living them out!

Sharing life verses and how each verse has impacted someone’s life is extremely encouraging. Hearing stories of how others cling to verses for hope and strength reminds us to trust in God no matter what season of life or marriage we are in; so here are a handful of other women sharing stories of their life verses:

For When You Need To Know The Way To Use Your Words by Jacque Watkins

25 Verses To Pray Over Your Husband by Marquis Clarke

The Other Scriptures About Marital Sex by Hot Holy Humorous

When Doubt Threatens My Marriage by Jen Schwickerath

Striving To Love Without Conditions by Marquis Clarke

That Time My Marriage Was Saved by Sybil

A Positive Life Verse For Young Couples by Tayler Beede

1 Peter 4:8 Transformed My Life, My Marriage by Melissa Hoogenraad

Trusting In God’s Promise For Marriage by Jamie

Anchor Of My Soul by Liss East

Praying Together In Marriage by Meggan Moore

Psalm 37:4 Saved My Marriage From Being Destroyed By An Affair by Shannon Chilson

Marriage Takes Work by Jennifer J. Roos

Here are a few more encouraging life verses for marriage you can check out:

Ephesians 5:21, Matthew 19:4-6, 1 John 4:7-8, 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, Colossians 3:18-19, Proverbs 12:4, 1 Corinthians 7:3

If you have a life verse for marriage please share it in the comments and explain how that verse has helped you through marriage.

Are you married or are you preparing for marriage?


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My name is Jennifer and I began this BLOG to share my journey as a wife, unveiled, uncovered and wide open, to purge my heart of the pain I have encountered AND to encourage other women in the world who are, have been, or will soon be wives... READ MY STORY HERE

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  • isabella

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  • isabella

    i am so happy out people n the bible talkin bout marriage bcuz we married people have to b happy bout what we need is spiritual in marriage also. we need to b together as a married couple and lovin the lord. it is very important that we married people stay together as one not as two. thanks for this site and the encouraging site on this site and thanks for keepin up the word on od we need it for our marriage and our family. our father luvs s and thats how we should treat our mrriage and our husbands or wifes. every moring wen my husband comes home from work i leave him quotes bout marriage and n the word of the day. thanks again

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    Thanks! I am so glad you found it!

  • God favors me

    “Thank God for such a wonderful website it has been so encouraging I really think couples get married because they love one another but really don’t know the biblical view of marriage and i thank your page for bringing that view to us! May God continue to bless this page!! I stand in prayer with all wives praying for their husbands and families!!! God is an awesome God he can exceedingly abundantly above all we can ask or think! Glory,Glory!!

  • Old so-and-so

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  • Esther Yael

    Thank you for this encouragement. There is a book called Love Awakened which brings the Lord into the picture of restoration for marriage. The book gives hope to those who have a past an gives a picture of the power of the cross. Go to: http://www.loveawakened.com to order the book and check out Aaron and Tricia’s linen clothing line.

  • Matthew Hylton

    Thank you for posting from your heart.

  • http://www.facebook.com/heather.poll Heather Poll Carlson

    My husband and i are always quoting Song of Songs to each other…its a great way to remember that even in the Bible they talked about how important it was to be intimate with each other. Plus, I LOOOVED Mark Gungor’s “Laugh your way to a better marriage” series we did at our church with our small group. He talks about climbing the coconut tree and it taking all night long…I laugh and laugh, but it has so much truth to it too.

  • Steph

    I love how you are spreading the message that God has put on your heart to share. I adore it, because you don’t see too many people quick to share their faith or the Love that God to everyone. May he continue to bless you and your family. 😀

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  • http://www.facebook.com/michelle.hentz.12 Michelle Hentz

    This website is awesome can someone provide me with the 31 Days Of Prayer For Your Husband. hentz17@yahoo.com. I wanna do all that God wants me to do where being a Godly wife is concerned. Marriage is hard but I’d love to succeed at it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jwrodrigues Jamie Westfall Rodrigues

    I had been sent into the wilderness for a season during my marriage. When I believed I was truly at my wits end – I begged for and answer. God sent me straight to 1 Cor 7:17: “Each of you should continue to live in whatever situation the Lord has placed you, and remain as you were when God first called you.” I knew then that the fear of the unknown of the wilderness is nothing compared to the lesson God wants to teach you there. He is a God of Restoration. Hallelujah!

  • Jo

    Ruth 1:16-17. We are using that in our wedding in June. Even though the context of the verse is Ruth talking to her mother-in-law, Naomi, I think it is a great verse to base a marriage on!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kristi.kildoo Kristi Kildoo

    Proverbs 3:5-6 has routinely come back to us in the last 6 months and it helps me always. In marriage and in other areas of my life. “Trust in the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all ways submit to him, and He will make your paths straight” NIV

  • http://unveiledwife.com/ Unveiled Wife

    Thank you so much for letting me know how much this site has encouraged you! I love being used by God and I am so blessed knowing that wives like you are getting something out of what God is doing through me! I pray that your marriage is fulfilled in every way!!

  • BCLAN5

    Jennifer, I feel like there aren’t enough words to express how grateful I am for God leading me to your blog and You being obedient and faithful to this blog! I have been at a place in my marriage for sometime now where I was just going through the motions. After 7 years of marriage and 3 small children, all we did was bicker most days and did not put our marriage as a priority. About 3 months ago some friends and myself decided we would join the Proverbs 31 Bible study through Women Living Well/Good Morning Girls…and wow!!! The Holy Spirit is convicting and transforming the wives in this group…which is how I stumbled upon your blog. Your posts through your blog and FB have been exactly what I needed to read and apply to my marriage, I finally feel hopeful! I am in awe of God’s faithfulness and He has used you and your site as a vessel to restore my hope! I have no doubt God let me directly to your blog because He knew this was exactly what I needed…and it has truly saved my marriage! Thank you, thank you, thank you! ❤

  • BJM

    TY Jennifer for this blog. My husband & I have been married for 37 wonderful years; thank God! We all need reminded in this day & age to love, forgive & respect each other, esp husbands & wives. Like you said, if something is important to us we will care for it & work with it to help it flourish! God bless you & pl keep up the good work that God has called you to do! God Bless you & your family!

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