75 Best Bible Verses About Love and Scripture for Marriage That Will Bless Your Life

By Marcus and Natalie Carter

No matter how much we try to avoid it and focus on other spiritual matters, relationships are the most important issue in our lives as followers of Christ. If nothing else we are communal beings who are meant to have relationships not only with God the father, son, and Holy Spirit (Acts 17:27) but also other people (Genesis 2:18). 

 A Godly relationship ultimately makes us better Christians while a bad relationship puts both our faith and our life in danger (Proverbs 13:20).

I know, however, that when it comes to relationships—especially marriage—Christians are more confused than anyone else. We spend an inordinate amount of time and energy trying to fix broken relationships or searching for relationships that make us happy. Those relationships, however, never last!

 Most end in hurt and bitterness, if not death and hopelessness. But the good news is that God has given us the scriptures that help in establishing and restoring relationships: The Bible. 

In this post, we share 75 Best Bible Verses About Love and Scripture for Marriage That Will Bless Your Life through some of the difficult seasons in your marriage. 

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Marriage Resources

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs

Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs helps couples understand the importance of meeting each other's deepest needs--without love, she reacts without respect, and without respect, he reacts without love, and illustrates how a painful, negative cycle begins.

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God offers married couples practical instruction on how to have a successful marriage while helping couples grow a greater understanding of God's love for us. 

The Meaning of Marriage: A Couple's Devotional: A Year of Daily Devotions

The Meaning of Marriage: A Couple's Devotional: A Year of Daily Devotions is a 365-day devotional, from the author of The Meaning of Marriage Timothy Keller and his wife of forty-three years, Kathy Keller, share powerful instructions, bible verses about love, and essential instruction on how to have a successful marriage. 

Bible Verses about Love

Photo with hearts and paper

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"I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell.  I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains—but if I have no love, I am nothing.  I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned[a]—but if I have no love, this does me no good."

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

“If we say we love God but hate others, we are liars. For we cannot love God, whom we have not seen, if we do not love others, whom we have seen.”
‭1 John‬ ‭4:20‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“The command that Christ has given us is this: whoever loves God must love others also.”

‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:21‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“And God showed his love for us by sending his only Son into the world, so that we might have life through him.”

‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:9‬ ‭GNT‬‬


"Love is eternal. There are inspired messages, but they are temporary; there are gifts of speaking in strange tongues, but they will cease; there is knowledge, but it will pass.”

1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:8 GNT‬‬

“This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven.”

‭1 John‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭GNT‬‬


“My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.”

‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭GNT‬‬

"God is not unfair. He will not forget the work you did or the love you showed for him in the help you gave and are still giving to other Christians."

Hebrews 6:10


"For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her."

Ephesians 5:25GNT

“If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners love those who love them!”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭6:32‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Love must be completely sincere. Hate what is evil, hold on to what is good.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Love one another warmly as Christians, and be eager to show respect for one another.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:10‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.”
Colossians‬ ‭3:19‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud;”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs;”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:5‬ ‭GNT‬‬

"And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."

Colossians 3:14

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins."

Peter 4:8

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you."

John 15:12

"You love what is right and hate what is wrong. That is why God, your God, has chosen you and has given you the joy of an honor far greater than he gave to your companions.”

Hebrews 1:9

Powerful Scripture for Marriage  

Couple sitting reading

 "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."

Genesis 2:24 GNT

"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

Ecclesiastes 4:12 GNT

"Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."

Mark 10:9

 "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?"

Ecclesiastes 4:9

“How hard it is to find a capable wife! She is worth far more than jewels!”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭31:10‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands as to the Lord.”

Ephesians 5:22 GNT

“So be happy with your wife and find your joy with the woman you married—”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭5:18‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Bible Verses about Grace 

“But the grace that God gives is even stronger. As the scripture says, “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.””

‭‭James‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“That grace instructs us to give up ungodly living and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in this world,”

‭‭Titus‬ ‭2:12‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“everyone has sinned and is far away from God's saving presence.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭3:23‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Remember this, my dear friends! Everyone must be quick to listen, but slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

‭‭James‬ ‭1:19‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Bible Verses about Submission in Marriage 

“In the same way you husbands must live with your wives with the proper understanding that they are more delicate than you. Treat them with respect, because they also will receive, together with you, God's gift of life. Do this so that nothing will interfere with your prayers.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭3:7‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Submit yourselves to one another because of your reverence for Christ.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭5:21‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“But because there is so much immorality, every man should have his own wife, and every woman should have her own husband.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭7:2‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“A man should fulfill his duty as a husband, and a woman should fulfill her duty as a wife, and each should satisfy the other's needs.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭7:3‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“A wife is not the master of her own body, but her husband is; in the same way a husband is not the master of his own body, but his wife is.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭7:4‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Do not deny yourselves to each other, unless you first agree to do so for a while in order to spend your time in prayer; but then resume normal marital relations. In this way you will be kept from giving in to Satan's temptation because of your lack of self-control.”

‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭7:5‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, for that is what you should do as Christians.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Bible Verses to Help Heal a Broken Marriage

couple embracing

“So then, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, so that you will be healed. The prayer of a good person has a powerful effect.”

James 5:16 GNT

“Jesus said to her, “My daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your trouble.””

Mark 5:34 GNT

“Jesus said to him, “Get up, pick up your mat, and walk.””

John 5:8 GNT

“Christ himself carried our sins in his body to the cross, so that we might die to sin and live for righteousness. It is by his wounds that you have been healed.”

1 Peter 2:24 GNT

“He heals the broken-hearted and bandages their wounds.”

Psalm 147:3 GNT

“But because of our sins he was wounded, beaten because of the evil we did. We are healed by the punishment he suffered, made whole by the blows he received.”

Isaiah 53:5 GNT

“for you know that when your faith succeeds in facing such trials, the result is the ability to endure.”

James 1:3 GNT

“Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love.”

1 Corinthians 13:13 GNT

“To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.”

Hebrews 11:1 GNT

“No one can please God without faith, for whoever comes to God must have faith that God exists and rewards those who seek him.”

Hebrews 11:6 GNT

“At all times carry faith as a shield; for with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the Evil One.”

Ephesians 6:16 GNT

“May God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace by means of your faith in him, so that your hope will continue to grow by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13 GNT

“But it also applies to you: every husband must love his wife as himself, and every wife must respect her husband.”

Ephesians 5:33 GNT

“Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it.”

Ephesians 5:25 GNT

Bible Verses about Peace and Communication 

“A gentle answer quiets anger, but a harsh one stirs it up.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:1‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“It is better to be patient than powerful. It is better to win control over yourself than over whole cities.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭16:32‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Couple sitting together with phones

“Never take revenge, my friends, but instead let God's anger do it. For the scripture says, “I will take revenge, I will pay back, says the Lord.””

‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:19‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Do not use harmful words, but only helpful words, the kind that build up and provide what is needed, so that what you say will do good to those who hear you.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:29‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Any fool can start arguments; the honorable thing is to stay out of them.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭20:3‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Bible Verses about Forgiveness 

Couple standing

“Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:32‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Get rid of all bitterness, passion, and anger. No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:31‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“If he sins against you seven times in one day, and each time he comes to you saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him.””

‭‭Luke‬ ‭17:4‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“So watch what you do! “If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭17:3‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“Happy are those whose sins are forgiven, whose wrongs are pardoned.”

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭32:1‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“If you become angry, do not let your anger lead you into sin, and do not stay angry all day.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:26‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“If you want people to like you, forgive them when they wrong you. Remembering wrongs can break up a friendship.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭17:9‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“When you forgive people for what they have done, I forgive them too. For when I forgive—if, indeed, I need to forgive anything—I do it in Christ's presence because of you,”

‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭GNT‬‬

Bible Verses for Marriage Restoration

Related post: How Refusing to Forgive Hurts You More than Helps

“I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for.”

‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭GNT‬‬

This hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out his love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God's gift to us.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:5‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“We have this hope as an anchor for our lives. It is safe and sure, and goes through the curtain of the heavenly temple into the inner sanctuary.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭6:19‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“This hope does not disappoint us, for God has poured out his love into our hearts by means of the Holy Spirit, who is God's gift to us.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭5:5‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things we cannot see.”

‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭GNT‬‬

There is no fear in love; perfect love drives out all fear. So then, love has not been made perfect in anyone who is afraid, because fear has to do with punishment.”

‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:18‬ ‭GNT‬‬

For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control.”

‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“times of spiritual strength will come from the Lord, and he will send Jesus, who is the Messiah he has already chosen for you.”

‭‭Acts‬ ‭3:20‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“May you be made strong with all the strength which comes from his glorious power, so that you may be able to endure everything with patience. And with joy give thanks to the Father, who has made you fit to have your share of what God has reserved for his people in the kingdom of light.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:11-12‬ ‭GNT‬‬

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