Relationships are hard work. They’re extremely romanticized by pop culture and social media, but the truth is that a committed, loving, safe relationship isn’t for the faint of heart. I’ve been married 2.5 years now and marrying Taylor is the best decision I’ve ever made. I love living and laughing with him, and there is nothing better in this world than knowing you’re 100% known and 100% loved. I’m so thankful for the glimpse of God’s love we get through the gift of marriage. However, there are also times when I have to pray hard for God’s love/grace/patience to radiate through me to my husband because I have nothing left. It’s those moments that have the potential to make or break a marriage. Are you willing to fight, or will you run?
I’ve picked out 10 Bible verses that do a really good job at reminding us what marriage is all about. At the end of the day, the most important thing we’re asked to do is love each other. Simple? Yes. Easy? Absolutely not. But through the good and bad, I hope these verses will encourage you in your relationships like they’ve encouraged me in mine.
“Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” Romans 13:8
“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
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
“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
“If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.” 1 Corinthians 13:2
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10
“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Ephesians 5:21
“Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:9
Love each other well today, friends!