15 Things The Bible Says About Marriage

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Whether you’re engaged to be married or already married, the Bible has verses to prepare and guide you every day of your marriage.

Marriage is a sacred vow between a man and woman and the Bible offers many verses that offer guidance for married couples, husbands, wives, newlyweds and engaged couples.

If you ask 15 people “What is marriage?” You’ll probably get 15 different definitions.

So What does the Bible say about marriage? We’ve gathered 15 passages straight from the Bible to provide a better understanding of what marriage really is all about.

Genesis 2:22-24

Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.  The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman, ‘ for she was taken out of man.”  For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.

Proverbs 5:18-19

May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.  A loving doe, a graceful deer– may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.

Proverbs 12:4

A wife of noble character is her husband’s crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones.

Proverbs 18:22

He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.

Proverbs 19:14

Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.

Proverbs 20:6-7

Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find?  The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.

Proverbs 30:18-19

“There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand:  the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden.

Proverbs 31:10

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

Deuteronomy 24:5

If a man has recently married, he must not be sent to war or have any other duty laid on him. For one year he is to be free to stay at home and bring happiness to the wife he has married.

Matthew 19:4-6

“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’  and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’ ?  So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

1 Corinthians 7:1-16

Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry.  But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.  The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.  The wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband’s body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife.  Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.  I say this as a concession, not as a command.  I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.  Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am.  But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.  To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband.  But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.  To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her.  And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him.  For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy.  But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.  How do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or, how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife?

Ephesians 5:22-23

Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.

Colossians 3:18-19

Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord.  Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

Hebrews 13:4-7

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.  Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”  So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”  Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.

Mark 10:6-9

“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’  ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,  and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one.  Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”

Try to make wise GODLY choices in life so that you won’t regret them later. God Bless.

The Praying Woman

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Jonathan Ariel Ocampo Luces ❤️❤️❤️

God gave His blessing on marriage. He HATES divorce. When one marries, they make a covenant vow not only to the other person but to God also. Even IF YOU selected a husband that that MAYBE the Spirit of the Lord tried to garner your attention, and for whatever reason you didn’t heed, that is still no reason for divorce. “Oops, “God” didn’t put us together, made a mistake, oh so sorry.” That doesn’t cut it. Having marital problems? BOTH of you should be running to the prayer closet crying out to God, “Change me!” Marriages end in divorce due… Read more »

I have been praying for marriage to make it though this tough time . My husband has told me he no longer loves me . I have prayed and tried my best to.put it in God’s hands . That he will come around . He is getting ready to turn 50 I don’t know if this is a mid life crisis or what all I know is that I love this man with all.my heart and don’t want to lose him

Mid life crisis has a name: Satan. Every marriage will be attacked by the enemy. The husband’s vocal chords are being used by satan. We know of course that we wrestle NOT against flesh and blood but by the principalities and rulers of the air. May I please refer you to a Facebook page called: Rejoice Marriage Ministries with Charles and Bob. What you commented to me will expand and give you hope and much needed encouragement. ♡ praying for you and your marriage. God restores.

I am in your boat Renee Bowman Hutchens. my husband is 25.. but I truly feel that God HAS brought us together bc for the LONGEST time (5-7yrs) I have prayed for my husband. then out of left field… here he is! now we are going through troubles and I can’t pray hard enough ?

Courtney Blair: I’ll also be praying for you and your beloved husband. Do not let the enemy win.

Renee Bowman Hutchens why doesn’t he love u.he and u have to communicate this out.

He has not give me a reason just that he loves me but not in love with me anymore

what is the reason why that person divorced.depends on the circumstances.

Courtney Blair I’m sorry to hear.talk to ur husband how u feel and how he feels as well.at least this will be in a step in the right direction.if this does not work,have u considered marriage counseling?

Yes my husband was having mid life crisis. I prayed. He left and married the mistress.

I divorced my husband because he had multiple affairs and had two babies with two different women all in the same year. After one year, he married his mistress and we were divorced about only a year when he married his mistress. It was the best decision I made for myself. I had peace and I am dating a true anointed, Man of God. I have been divorced for four years now.


Remember it is what GOD has brought together not what MAN has brought together… I am divorced and I am happier then I have ever been because I know that man that I was married to was not the one that God had for me.. God showed me in many different ways… Many people nowadays decide to get married then ask God to bless it but he will bless what he joined.. God will definitely show you who is for you and who is not.. I learned this!!! When we take our hands off of it, and let God do… Read more »

I agree with you. I am divorced and I am at peace. My husband cheated a lot of times and had two babies with two different women all in the same year. I am now dating a true Man of God.

Yessssssss Best wishes☺

Love this! So many people come to God AFTER choosing someone for themselves & didn’t include God at all in their decision-making process! Then got the audacity to get upset with God because their marriage is not working, or they cannot control their spouse.

Your words are wisdom here!!!!

Seek God’s guidance in all your plans

Beatrice C. Franklin..I am so glad I learned this, I use my experience to help other people

I’m so late but CORRECT Niema Erving. I’m divorced twice, and now back with the first one…I truly believe God will be with us as He was the first time, we just wasn’t ready. Now instead of doing it our way, we let God guide us. It’s so different now that God’s in charge!

Amen! Yvette LaShun!! I learned that too

Ok so Im going to burn in hell because my ex was NOTHING that the Bible stipulated him to be? He did not leave his mother, he did not care for me or his children, still doesnt, he did not do ANYTHING for us, but because I DIVORCED him, after doing every single thing to fix our marriage, Im now doomed to forever be alone and my children to forever not have a dad? Sorry kindly go fly into your fucking moer!!!! My God is a lot kinder, more lovely and wonderful than that! I dont need your opinion on… Read more »

There were people who divorced in the Bible. No one should be judging, least ye be judged. No one can command you to hell, but God Himself.

Too emotional!! My sister calm down you are not the only one

No..I am divorced..And God has given me true peace, but I had to learn God did not choose my ex-husband. I did. I wanted to be a wife. God showed me in many ways, he was not the one. I’m glad that obeyed God because now I have a peace that I have never had. I’m letting God do it his way

Ill die alone because i dont believe in sex out side of marriage so many christian men who do believe in waiting until after married just like me and are single and believe in true lasting happily forever after love would never chose a single mom of 4 kids even thought i was never unfaithful not even after he left me and we divorced thats why ive been single 8 years and going. Being a divorcee is nothing I woukd have ever chose to do but had no choice or say in it so here I am struck alone and… Read more »

I have been separated for nearly 20 yrs no divorce and no other relationship, I’m still praying for my marriage and the children are grown now. Keep trusting God is all I know, he can and will contain your nature.

The strong bond should exist in a blessed and favor filled marriage, both parties should work hard to a successful marriage where the center should be God to have a successful marriage….

Marriage is to be an example of how God loves the church (body of Christ followeres). So, my question is would He divorce us? Look at Hosea and Gomer — he kept going back to her even after she had cheated on him. Whomever you married is God’s choice for you and a commitment was made. Church should look different than the world… these are just my thoughts.

I’d like to clarify that I am not endorsing bad behavior but what I am saying is that there needs to be more forgiveness and working on the relationship and not just giving up… 🙂

I’m with Adriana Murray. Make sure that God put the two together.

I was confident , thought this was what God put together but …. nope

Until when will a husband wait for his wife who is now living with another man???? Will he still pray for restoration??

God,please forget not your promises upon my marital life.


I suppose the question is ‘is it God that has put it together…


Amen Amen JLAC

Glory to God. Hallelujah!




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