22 Bible Quotes About Love, Marriage & Commitment

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22 Bible Quotes About Love, Marriage & Commitment
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If you are religious, Catholic or Christian, you know how important reading the Bible is to actually understand your faith.

You don’t teach kids a lesson about American history without first reading and studying American history.

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So why shouldn’t that be true with the Bible? What matters most isn’t just reading the Bible, but acting out its words.

You can preach about forgiveness and love all day but if you don’t give a second chance to a friend, coworker, or neighbor that did you wrong, then you’re not truly following the Bible.

It definitely isn’t easy to read a book as long as the Bible in one go, you will tend to daydream, or think about other things going on in your life as you dream.

Doing small things such as praying beforehand, going into a quiet room, and eliminating distractions will help you tremendously.

Getting involved at a church and meeting like-minded people also go a long way, this doesn’t mean to just go to mass and get out.

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Most churches have events or parties after mass or during the weekend that you can take you and your kids.

Once you are able to learn more about the Bible you can teach your kids so that they can become more aligned in their faith.

Don’t worry if you don’t understand some stories in the Bible the first time you read it.

The book was after all made hundreds of years ago, and therefore needs to be looked at from that time period, not from modern time.

The Bible talks about a lot of things, one of which being love and marriage between two people.

You can ultimately grow and have a stable relationship with your partner if you put god and the Bible into your life.

Here are the best Bible verses about love, marriage and commitment for couples who want to stay together forever.

1. A 3-strand cord is hard to break.

"God is love." 1 John 4:7

Put God in the center of your relationship and he becomes the glue when things fall apart.

Coming from a broken home is more common today than ever. When two people marry and want their relationship to last, it can be difficult to understand what long-term, unconditional love looks like.

Even couples who are not religious benefit from viewing a supreme, perfect being as the source of all love. It allows the couple to look beyond their problems, and each other, when it feels that the emotional well has run dry and there's nothing to pull from to support their union.

To see God as love is to recognize a source outside of the relationship and their partner that they can go to for comfort, to speak with and to ask for help during times of need.

Building faith in the universe or a source of hope can also equip a person to see the best in a healthy partner who is loving but imperfect.

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2. Understand that love is always tested.

“Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it."Song of Solomon 8:6-7

True love lasts. Like water, there can be sweat and tears that threaten the well-being of a couple's bond, but love can withstand any storm.

3. Have your priorities in order.

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." — Colossians 3:14

Paul believes that love can put differences aside and bring people closer together.

This doesn't mean that we sometimes fail to act in God's word but it's something that we should all strive for in our relationships in life.

4. You are a team.

“Two are better than one ... If either of them falls down, one can help the other up." Ecclesiastes 4:9

The best marriages and relationships work best when you're with people that pull you up.

In life, you get too many people with negative energy so there's no need to have a partner that gives you that energy too.

5. Be kind.

“For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her." Ephesians 5:25

Husbands play an important role in creating the next generation just like wives.

This verse teaches us that the sacrifices Christ made were to save us, and we should show gratitude by loving our wives.

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6. See yourselves a part of a greater purpose.

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."Ecclesiastes 4:12

A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer.

This is saying that you're better together than alone in this world.

7. Be the person you want to love.

“Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you."Ephesians 4:32

In life, we all have times that people screw us over. We can either be upset constantly living that anger or we can learn to forgive. It's not so much helping the other person but helping yourself to forgive.

8. Don't hold a grudge.

“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins."1 Peter 4:8

Peter urges people of faith to love each other passionately. We all are not perfect and we shouldn't look towards the sins we make, rather look towards love as your only alternative.

9. Be generous with your love.

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves."Romans 12:10

Paul is saying that we should treat one another like family. We must love each other with brotherly affection. That the only way to happiness is with love.

10. Dream the impossible, together.

“No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." 1 John 4:12

We all may not see God right now. What we can do though is follow in his footsteps, do the small things to help others every day. Maybe we can have a bit of god in all of us, and then we will be complete.

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11. Put love first, even before yourself.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."1 Corinthians 13:13

Having all of these things is important, without hope or faith you wouldn't see a purpose in continuing, but what makes us alive is when we complete hope and faith with love. Love separates us from the evil in the world.

12. Grow in love.

“My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12

God has loved us and made us into who we are today. The way to honor that is to use the free will that we have to love the people he created our neighbors, friends, and family.

13. Keep your dignity and respect, but lose the pride.

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love."Ephesians 4:2

It means to live a life worth living. To love and be grateful for everything you have. Look at Jesus for example, he grew up mainly with small beginnings and he still decided to act in God's name.

14. Work on your own character defects.

“Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them."1 John 4:16

If you spread love to others then you will live out God's word. God wants us to go out and love each other as he has loved us.

15. Stay true.

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you."Proverbs 3:3-4

With love, you are able to work together to solve problems. You are much better together than you are apart.

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16. Have the right motive.

“Do everything in love." 1 Corinthians 16:14

If you do everything in love you will definitely become a lot happier. You become more forgiving and grateful, and you also become more generous.

17. Believe in miracles.

“If I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing."1 Corinthians 13:2

If you don't have love in your life than you aren't living. With love you are able to do so much more than if you didn't have it, always have love.

18. Remember the rules of etiquette.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."1 Corinthians 13:4-5

If you love you are able to forgive. With forgiveness, you are able to get over the pain that you have dealt with and move forward from it.

19. See the big picture.

“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."Mark 10:9

God made us with marriage to unite. Marriage allows us to stay committed to one person forever, to work together when times get hard.

20. Motivate each other to be a better person.

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds."Hebrews 10:24-25

We need to learn how to love one another as to how God has loved us. The good deeds we can do every day shows to god that we are with him and love him too.

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21. Give grace.

“Do not say, 'I’ll do to them as they have done to me; I’ll pay them back for what they did.'" Proverbs 24:29 (NIV)

When we look for revenge that only brings more hatred, look towards forgiveness. Forgiveness allows us to move past the pain a lot faster and move to a much better relationship.

22. Forgive.

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry.”Ephesians 4:26 (NIV)

It's best to clear out any anger that you have. When we are angry we tend to backlash at the people we love the most, work towards removing that anger in a constructive way.

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Steven Hall is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, and relationship topics.