God's promises for marriage


Genesis 2:18 The Lord God said, "It isn't good for Adam to be alone; I will make a companion for him, a helper suited to his needs."
Genesis 2:24 This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife in such a way that the two become one person.
Joshua 24:15 If you are unwilling to obey the Lord, then decide today whom you will obey. Will it be the gods of your ancestors beyond the Euphrates or the gods of the Amorites here in this land? As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.
Psalm 101:2 I will try to walk a blameless path, but how I need your help, especially in my own home, where I long to act as I should.
Proverbs 3:4-6 If you want favour with both God and man with a reputation for good judgment and common sense, then trust the Lord completely. Don't ever trust yourself. In everything you do, put God first and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success.
Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirs old quarrels but love overlooks insults.
Romans 13:10 Love does no wrong to anyone. That's why it fully satisfies all of God's requirements. It is the only law you need.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love is patient and kind, never jealous or envious, never boastful or proud, never haughty or selfish or rude. Love does not demand its own way. It is not irritable or touchy. It does not hold grudges and will hardly even notice when others do it wrong. It is never glad about injustice, but rejoices whenever truth wins out. If you love someone, you will be loyal to that person, no matter what the cost. You will always believe, always expect the best from and always stand your ground in defending that other person. All the special gifts and powers from God will someday come to an end, but love goes on for ever. Some day prophecy, speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge; all these gifts will disappear.
Ephesians 4:31,32 Stop being mean, bad-tempered, and angry. Quarreling, harsh words, and dislike of others should have no place in your lives. Instead, be kind to each other, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, just as God has forgiven you because you belong to Christ.
Ephesians 5:21-33 Honour Christ by submitting to each other. You wives must submit to your husbands' leadership in the same way you submit to the Lord. For a husband is in charge of his wife in the same way that Christ is in charge of His body, the church. (He gave his very life to take care of it and be its Saviour!) So, you wives must willingly obey your husbands in everything, just as the Church obeys Christ. And you husbands, show the same kind of love to your wives as Christ showed to the church when He died for her, to make her holy and clean, washed by baptism and God's Word; so that he could give her to Himself as a glorious church, without a single spot or wrinkle or any other blemish, being holy and without a single fault. That is how husbands should treat their wives, loving them as parts of themselves. For since a man and his wife are now one, a man is really doing himself a favor and loving himself when he loves his wife! People do not hate their own bodies but lovingly care for them, just as Christ cares for His body, the Church, to which we all belong. (That the husband and wife are one body is proved by the Scripture, which says, "A man must leave his father and mother when he marries so that he can be perfectly joined to his wife and the two shall be one.") I know that this is hard to understand, but it is an illustration of the way in which we are parts of the body of Christ. So again I say: a man must love his wife as a part of himself; and the wife must see to it that she deeply respects her husband - obeying, praising, and honouring him.
1 Peter 3:1-17 Wives, fit in with your husbands' plans; for then, if they refuse to listen when you talk to them about the Lord, they will be won by your respectful, pure behaviour. Your godly lives will speak to them far better than any words. Don't be concerned about the outward beauty that depends on jewellery, or beautiful clothes, or hair arrangements. Be beautiful inside, in your hearts, with the lasting charm of a gentle and quiet spirit that is so precious to God. That kind of deep beauty was seen in the saintly women of old, who trusted God and fitted in with their husbands' plans. Sarah, for instance, obeyed her husband Abraham, honoring him as head of the house. And if you do the same, you will be following in her steps like good daughters and doing what is right; then you will not need to fear offending your husbands. You husbands must be careful of your wives, being thoughtful of their needs and honoring them as the weaker sex. Remember that you and your wife are partners in receiving God's blessings and, if you don't treat her as you should, your prayers will not get ready answers.
1 Peter 3:8-11 Now, this word to all of you: you should be like one big happy family, full of sympathy toward each other, loving one another with tender hearts and humble minds. Don't repay evil for evil. Don't snap back at those who say unkind things about you. Instead, pray for God's help for them, for we are to be kind to others, and God will bless us for it. If you want a happy, good life, keep control of your tongue, and guard your lips from telling lies. Turn away from evil and do good. Try to live in peace, even if you must run after it to catch and hold it!
1 John 4:15-21 Any who believe and say that Jesus is the Son of God have God living in them and he are living with God. We know how much God loves us because we have felt His love and because we believe Him when he tells us that He loves us dearly. God is love and any who live in love are living with God and God is living in them. As we live with Christ, our love grows more perfect and complete; therefore we will not be ashamed and embarrassed at the day of judgment, but will be able to face Him with confidence and joy because He loves us and we love Him too. We need have no fear of someone who loves us perfectly; His perfect love for us eliminates all dread of what He might do to us. If we are afraid, it is for fear of what He might do to us and shows that we are not fully convinced that He really loves us. So you see, our love for Him comes as a result of His loving us first. If any say: "I love God" but keep on hating their brothers and sisters, they are liars; for how can those who do not love a brother or sister who is right there in front of them, love God whom they have never seen?  God Himself has said that we must love not only God, but our fellow human beings too.