31 Beautiful Christian Marriage Quotes to Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Spouse
- Heather Riggleman Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer
- 2021 29 Jun
“We are here to love. Not much else matters.” —Francis Chan
One of the best Christian marriage quotes that captures marriage is by Mignon McLaughlin when he stated, “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” Marriage isn’t about the big dreams, the house, the cars, the three children, the white picket fence all neatly packaged with admirable careers to support it all.
In God’s Kingdom, a strong and successful marriage is falling in love with the same person as we give that person our all unconditionally. Marriage requires faith in our mighty God and faith in our spouse. It requires waking up every morning and being willing to give 100 percent of our attention, love, and effort. Especially when it’s hard. Because when we do, God takes our union to His potter’s wheel to mold, bend, shape, and refine us into His Holy image. And what a beautiful reflection we become!
Here are 31 beautiful quotes and Bible verses to strengthen your marriage and your relationship with Christ. As you read through these, allow God to move in your heart to permit Him to show you what areas of your marriage need His strength, healing, and faith. Write them down so that you can easily find these for reference. Or, better yet add one to a note, a card, or text and send it to your spouse.
10 Good Bible Verses for Marriage
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14
“Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:8
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” Romans 12:9
“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17
“Do everything in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35
“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.” 1 Peter 3:7
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2
12 Faith in Marriage Quotes
Have a good and godly marriage that shows the world Christ's love through how you sacrificially love and serve one another. —John Stange
Marriage is over in an hour, and yet it takes a lifetime to be really married. —E. Stanley Jones, Victorious Living
No matter how many rules we make for ourselves, rules don't create godly relationships. Only leaning on our faithful Father and longing to please Him with everything we do will set the stage for a beautiful romance! —Eric Ludy
“Staying married, therefore, is not mainly about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant. “Till death do us part” or “As long as we both shall live” is a sacred covenant promise—the same kind Jesus made with His bride when He died for her.” —John Piper
“To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.” —G.K. Chesterton
“The man who sanctifies his wife understands that this is his divinely ordained responsibility… Is my wife more like Christ because she is married to me? Or is she like Christ in spite of me? Has she shrunk from His likeness because of me? Do I sanctify her or hold her back? Is she a better woman because she is married to me?” —R. Kent Hughes
“Fix your eyes on Jesus and the plans he has for your life. Look ahead, and run after him with all your heart. Then look around. Whoever has kept up with you, marry that person.”―Debra Fileta
“Great marriages don’t happen by luck or by accident. They are the result of a consistent investment of time, thoughtfulness, forgiveness, affection, prayer, mutual respect, and a rock-solid commitment between a husband and a wife.” —Dave Willis
“A Christian marriage is [not] one with no problems or even a marriage with fewer problems. (It may well mean more problems.) But it does mean a life in which two people are able to accept each other and love each other in the midst of problems and fears. It means a marriage in which selfish people can accept selfish people without constantly trying to change them—and even accept themselves, because they realize personally that they have been accepted by Christ.” ―Keith Miller
“We should be able to look at our spouse in the face and say, ‘You complete me…’ This completeness of husband and wife is why the apostle Paul can say that to love your spouse is to love yourself (Ephesians 5:28). The two really are one, and this means so much more than sentiment. It means they are one flesh.” – Steven Wedgeworth
“To solve a marriage problem, you have to talk with each other about it, choosing wisely the time and place. But when accusations and lengthy speeches of defense fill the dialogue, the partners are not talking to each other but past each other. Take care to listen more than you speak. If you still can’t agree on a solution, consider asking a third party, without a vested interest, to mediate.” —R.C. Sproul
“In God there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give.” —C.S. Lewis
9 God's Blessing upon Marriage Quotes
Only when marriage and family exist for God's glory and not to serve as replacement idols are we able to truly love and be loved. Remember, neither your child nor your husband (or wife) should be who you worship, but instead who you worship with. —Mark Driscoll
“Lord blesses this beautiful couple with love and hope we pray. Keep alive forevermore the vows they’ve pledged today. May you bless their dreams and visions, And keep them always safe. May peace and joy be with them now. On this their wedding day.” –Wedding Blessing
May your marriage always bring glory to God, joy to one another and blessings to your family for many generations to come. May love and laughter fill your hearts and your home for all at the days of your lives. May you face every challenge hand-in-hand and side-by-side knowing that with God’s grace, you’ll conquer all obstacles together. May the world be forever a better place because the two of you fell in love. In Jesus’ name, Amen. —Dave Willis
Lord, behold our family here assembled.
We thank you for this place in which we dwell,
for the love that unites us,
for the peace accorded us this day,
for the hope with which we expect the morrow,
for the health, the work, the food,
and the bright skies that make our lives delightful;
for our friends in all parts of the earth.
Amen —Robert Lewis Stevenson
Father God, Thank You for the gift and design of marriage. Nothing has brought greater joy to me than the spouse You created for me. Because You designed my marriage and are the author, perfector, and the foundation of marriage, I bring us before You today to bless this bond. In a world that has twisted what marriage is intended to reflect, in a world that that tries to tear at the very fabric of our union, we ask that You continue to keep our eyes wide open to the enemy’s tactics, strategies, and distractions. May we always fight for our marriage and each other. Today, we come before and ask that You bless our marriage:
Strength: “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.” Romans 15:5
Foundation: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her to make her holy, cleansing her with the washing of water by the word. He did this to present the church to Himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or anything like that, but holy and blameless.” Ephesians 5:25-27
Faith: “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” Proverbs. 3:3-4
Hope: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah. 29:11
Love: “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other…” 1Thesselonians 3:12
I ask these blessings over our marriage in Your Son’s mighty and powerful name. Amen.
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Heather Riggleman is an award-winning journalist and a regular contributor for Crosswalk. She calls Nebraska home with her three kids and a husband of 22 years. She believes Jazzercise, Jesus, and tacos can fix anything and not necessarily in that order! She is author of I Call Him By Name Bible Study, the Bold Truths Prayer Journal, Mama Needs a Time Out, and a contributor to several books. You can find her at www.heatherriggleman.com or on Facebook.