Summary: Free online marriage Bible studies, verses, and books with Bible-based Christian marriage information and advice. Bible studies, verses and books help prevent marriage problems and create great marriages God’s way. Advice covers forgiveness and commitment, communication, finances and sex, and much more. For individuals, couples, and small groups.
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Looking for practical Bible-based marriage information and advice to build great marriages and overcome marriage problems? These free printable online Bible studies, verses and other resources offer practical scriptural advice for happily married couples as well as for men and women facing serious marriage problems. Topics include commitment and forgiveness, money and sex, and communication. Check this page (as well as other topics listed below under “More topics”) from time to time, since more Bible studies are added periodically. For individuals, couples, and small group studies.
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Practical Bible studies and Bible-based marriage books to build great marriages and overcome marriage problems. For individuals, couples, and small groups. (Visit this page to read our reprint policy.)
Bible verses about marriage
Talk with love
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29)
The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit. (Proverbs 15:4)
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. (1 Thessalonians 5:11)
Throw yourself into your marriage
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. (Colossians 3:23)
Come, my lover, let us go to the countryside, let us spend the night in the villages. Let us go early to the vineyards to see if the vines have budded, if their blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates are in bloom—there I will give you my love. (Song of Songs 7:11-12)
Serve with wisdom
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:4)
Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve. (Matthew 20:26-28)
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church—for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery — but I am talking about Christ and the church. However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband. (Ephesians 5:21-33)
Unless otherwise noted, all Bible verses are from the 1984 New International Version.