Marriage is the foundation for the Christian family. Husband and wife and by God’s grace blessed with children. Whether you hope to marry one day or are already married it’s good to go to the Bible and learn about marriage.

  1. Genesis 2:24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Marriage is mentioned already in creation. Whether you are already married or not, here are Bible verses to guide you to what the Bible says about marriage.

  1. 1 Corinthians 7:2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.

There are many kinds of temptations in the world. To be married is to give our love and loyalty to our husband or wife.

  1. Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her

In a Christian marriage the husband is to love his wife as Christ loved us. This is to love even when it’s not deserved, unconditionally.

  1. 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.

Love between husband and wife includes for the husband to be gentle and giving himself up for his wife, and for the wife to submit to and respect her husband.

  1. Exodus 20:14 You shall not commit adultery.

Loyalty and trust are fundamental in all relationships. In marriage that means to forsake all others and not have any other intimate relationships.

  1. Matthew 5:27-28 You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

Jesus taught us that it’s not only the act of adultery that is breaking the commandment, but even lustful thoughts.

  1. Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

Although this verse speaks of the love between all Christians, it also applies to husband and wife. Forgive each other and be kind.