Everyone who decides to join the bandwagon desires a happy and successful marriage. Aside from understanding the weight of commitment, marriage also means understanding that problems are inevitable. You are sure to encounter problems along the way. Whether it’s the constant adjustment, beliefs and values, priorities–there will be conflicts. However, that doesn’t mean you will go on without help. The Bible is the ultimate manual for life, and it talks a lot about marriage. In this post, I will list down 5 Bible Verses for Marriage Problems.
My marriage with Charles has been a wonderful ride. Before I married him, I knew in my heart that he was the person I want to be with for the rest of my life. He is my partner, provider, my confidante, my prayer warrior and my best friend. When I am with him, I can be myself fully. But, even knowing this and having these feelings towards him doesn’t guarantee a problem-free marriage. We have arguments and disagreements from time to time. But we believe that it can always be worked out. That is why I believe that marriages are successful by the grace of God. If God isn’t in the center of our marriage, our differences will tear us apart rather than bring us together.
5 Bible Verses for Marriage Problems
Here are the top 5 Bible verses for marriage problems.
That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.
The word to take note of this is one flesh. When people get married, it means that they are considered by God as one flesh, one unit, fully united though physically separate. They must think and act in one accord. This means that in everything we do or say, we consider our partner’s needs. In all of our decisions, we must understand that when we are married it will definitely affect our spouse one way or another.
And so, it is important for us to remember that the vows may be just words to us, but in the eyes of God we are one.
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.
These verses in Ecclesiastes talks emphasizes on partnership. Being a partner to someone means supporting their dreams and goals in life. It is important for the both of you to understand what is your calling in life. What is a calling? It could be something that you strongly feel as God’s mission for your life. This could include decisions in career, family, place to live and the decisions that you will face. When you are partners, you support each other through those things you want to accomplish.
“In your anger do not sin” Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.
In marriage, it is impossible not to fight. You will and, if I may say this, you should encounter problems. These problems help you to understand each other better and not to tear your partnership apart.
That is why the God teaches us through His Word how to handle arguments properly. It says here that, do not sin on your anger. It means that you can be angry, but learn to express your feelings respectfully. Do not let resentment seep in the depths of your heart. And do not stay angry for long. Say sorry when you have to, and be humble enough to admit your mistakes. Your relationship is more important than your pride.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
One of the motivating factors why we do things we do is because of love. We respect because we love. We honor because we love. Submission is also a result of love. Always remember that love should be present in your relationship and it is important to keep it alive. When there is love, there is sincerity, and being sincere in your marriage will open up doors of communication for the both of you.
Ephesians 5:22, 25
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands and you do to the Lord…Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.
What a beautiful picture! It was when I married that it became clear to me about the beauty and mystery of marriage and the small picture it showed about Christ and the church. The Bible tells us how Jesus loved the church, and sacrificed His life so that we (the church) can be with Him. He showed this example of sacrificial love for the husband and wife to emulate. It’s amazing how much God is the author of marriage and He taught us the example of love through His Son.
Put them into practice
There you go! Those are some of the Bible verses for marriage problems. I hope that we will put these verses into practice with our spouses. Knowing something is different from living it out.
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