We all need a little jolt of encouragement that some inspiring quotes about marriage can provide. So today I’ve decided to provide a whole lot of “jolts!” Some are from the Bible and some from my personal stash of marriage quotes.
I will also be offering a few of my own reflections on some of these—hoping to add even more for you to savor. Hopefully, they will go down smooth like a pumpkin spice latte! Who’s ready for one of those?! Lol! #somanyofmyfriends
Inspiring Marriage Quotes from the Bible
1. God Created Oneness
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.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. —Genesis 2:22-24
I love how God took one man, and from that man, made two people that would again became one through the Lord’s divine covenant of marriage! #mysteryofmarriage
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2. Our Mate’s Can Bring Favor into Our Lives
“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.” —Proverbs 18:22
The word “favor” in this verse means that we bring goodwill or acceptance to our mate’s lives.
So how would you rate yourself on bringing “favor” and acceptance to your mate?
3. Our Mate’s Can Enrich Our Lives
“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.” —Proverbs 31:10
Notice this doesn’t say that a wife needs to wear rubies in order to be noble and worthwhile! Although a gift of rubies wouldn’t hurt your wife’s character one bit! Lol! 😉
What is one attribute of your mate that you value above expensive jewels?
4. The Only Way to Cling to Our Mates is by Leaving Our Parents
“… ‘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 flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” —Matthew 19:5-6
Of course, this doesn’t mean you abandon your parents or even move far away from them. It simply means that blending your life with your spouse’s involves pulling up any unhealthy dependence on your parents.
5. Sex in Marriage is to Be Enjoyed
“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 intoxicated with her love.” —Proverbs 5:18-19
I suppose this proves that God designed breasts to be used for more than just breast-feeding! 😉 #multifaceteddesign
6. Sex in Marriage is Not to Be Withheld
“The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body but yields it to her husband. In the same way, the husband does not have authority over his own body but yields it to his wife. Do not deprive each other except perhaps 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.” —1 Corinthians 7:3-5
We should never withhold sex in an effort to hurt our mates or vie for control. In the oneness God designed in marriage, we hold no right to withhold our bodies from one another. That is, unless we’re taking a short break for a time of intense prayer.
Have you ever withheld sex for reasons other than for a short time to pray?
If it’s not for prayer OR health reasons, then I’d say you need to reevaluate your approach! #disobeyingGod
7. Christian Husbands Should be Considerate and Respectful of Their Wives
“Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers. —1 Peter 3:7
Apparently, when a Christ-following husband does not show consideration and respect to his wife, his prayers are hindered. Wow! That’s certainly a stern reminder to follow this command!
As a husband, how are you doing on showing consideration and respect to your wife?
8. Wives Should Help Their Husbands
“The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.’” —Genesis 2:18
As a wife, what are some things you do to help your husband?
9. God Warns Against Dissolving a Marriage
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” —Mark 10:9
The Bible allows for divorce in certain cases. But this is never God’s desire. It breaks His heart when it occurs! Whatever situation you find yourself in, know that there is grace to heal this heartbreaking wound and broken covenant.
10. Love (especially in marriage) is Powerful
“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away.” —Song of Solomon 8:6-7a
This intricately spun piece of poetry often gets quoted at weddings. It certainly reminds us of the power that is at work in the love between a husband and wife.
Would you say that your love for your mate is as strong as death? As unyielding as the grave? As hot as a blazing fire? If not, then what’s standing in the way?
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In the printable below are some quotes from some of my favorite marriage authors. Click on the image and it will load in a new tab, where you can download it at the “…” Download in the same way with the prayer graphic after.
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Answer one of the questions I’ve asked above in the comments below! I’m dying to know your thoughts!
Next week I’ll be wrapping up this series—“Marriage According to the Bible”—with a post on how the Bible can spice up your love life! Yep! You heard that right! Skeptical? Then come back to find out how!
If you’re interested, I’d love to have you stop by Devotableapp to read my latest devotion “Eyes of Faith,” which focuses on how to see God’s work when it is unseen. And also I’m featured at LifeLetterCafe with a devotional called, “Paul’s Secret to Serenity,” which includes a look at how to find relief from anxiety in life.
Also, I’m excited to begin a new series in two weeks called, Lessons Learned in Marriage with a guest post from my sweet blogging friend Melanie Redd to kick off this exciting series. See the graphic for a list of all nine of the great bloggers/authors who are joining me (#10) in this amazing series.
Here are some lovely linkups I join – Inspire Me Monday, Literary Musing Mondays, Tea and Word Tuesday, Purposeful Faith, Tell His Story, Recharge Wednesday, Porch Stories Linkup, Break Through Homeschooling Linkup, Coffee for Your Heart, Sitting Among Friends, Destination Inspiration, Grace Moments Linkup, Tune in Thursday, Heart Encouragement, Moments of Hope, Grace and Truth, Faith and Friends, Blogger Voices Network, Faith on Fire Friday, Fresh Market Friday, and DanceWithJesusFriday
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