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Summary: Free online marriage Christian marriage advice, Bible studies, verses, and books. 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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Strengthen Your Marriage

Take eight steps for a great marriage — How to overcome and prevent marriage problems

Be an encourager — Encourage your spouse daily

Talk with respect and love — With everyone, including your spouse

Serving questionnaire — Evaluate how well you understand what’s important to your spouse

Focus on changes you should make — Not on changes others should make

Evaluate yourself if your spouse is jealous — You may have contributed to the problem

Don’t give in to anger — What God says about anger in the Bible

Listen to deeply understand — “Listen” to emotions, not just words

Be a positive person — Focus on the positive, say positive words


Make God the Lord of Your Marriage

Pray with your spouse — Make it a priority to pray together every day

Keep a couple’s prayer chart — Use this to help you remember to pray together daily

Be a thankful person — Say “thank you” to God and other people often


Deal with Problems

Resolving conflicts — Follow five steps to resolve arguments and conflicts

Commit to your marriage: Part 1 — Do not divorce. God says you are “one flesh” 

Commit to your marriage: Part 2 — Reject unscriptural “Christian” reasons for divorce

Respect others (including your spouse) — Even when you think they don’t “deserve” it

Replace irritation with grace — Practice forbearance for your spouse and others


Forgive Your Spouse

Part 1: Why should I forgive him or her? — Forgiveness brings healing to you as well to others

Part 2: Forgiveness is a choice, not an emotion — Practical steps to help you forgive

Part 3: Overcome your objections to forgiving — Learn to forgive, even when it’s hard to forgive

Part 4: Put forgiveness into practice — Follow these steps when you forgive


Start a Small Group Marriage Study

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Looking for practical Bible-based Christian marriage advice and information to build great marriage and overcome marriage problems? These free printable online Bible studies, verses and other resources offer practical Bible-based advice for happily married couples as well as for couples facing serious marriage problems. Topics include commitment and forgiveness, money and sex, and communication. Check this page from time to time, since more Christian marriage advice Bible studies are added periodically. For individuals, couples, and small group studies.

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Christian Marriage Advice — 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)

Pre-Marriage Book:

Becoming One

Preparing for marriage (ideal for marriage mentoring)
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Marriage Books:

Laying a Solid Foundation

Steps to a great marriage
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Making Christ the Cornerstone

Center your marriage in Christ
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Encouraging Your Spouse

Encourage and support your mate
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Extending Grace to Your Mate

Loving an imperfect spouse
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Talking with Respect and Love

Secrets to healthy communication
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Improving Your Teamwork

Making decisions as a team
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