As Christians, we know that God has a plan for our futures, which for many includes a loving, strong, and successful marriage. Getting married is a public demonstration of lifelong love and commitment between two people and the Lord. Marriage is a beautiful example of God’s love!
Waiting to find the right person to marry though can be tough. How do you know who is right for you? What does God want out of the relationship? What is God’s role in marriage? The Bible has the answer to all these question and more. While you search for love, keep these verses close to your heart.
Bible Verses About Love
There is no greater example of love than the love God has for us. He sacrificed His own son so that we could one day spend eternity in Heaven with Him. Throughout the Bible, there are incredible examples of what love should look like. Love is kind, honest, and sincere. When looking to find the one you want to marry, you want to ensure that the love you have for one another is one of a kind.
- “Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not conceited, does not act improperly, is not selfish, is not provoked, and does not keep a record of wrongs. Love finds no joy in unrighteousness but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” - 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
- "Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned"- Song of Solomon 8:7
- "Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs." - Proverbs 10:12
- "I am my beloveds, and my beloved is mine." - Song of Solomon 2:16
- "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." - 1 Peter 4:8
- "Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good." - Romans 12:9
Bible Verses About Dating
If you want to first find the one, you have to start dating! Dating as a Christian single can be hard, but God will support you along the way. When dating, remember these Bible verses about what marriage should be. God has a beautiful design and function for marriage in Christian life. We are called to date someone that lifts us up and treats us with love and respect.
- “He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.” – Proverbs 18:22
- “’Haven’t you read,’ he replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘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 19:4-6
- “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone?” – Ecclesiastes 4:9-11
- “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
- "Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law." - Romans 13:8
Bible Verses About Trusting in God
Waiting to find the right person to marry can be lonely. No one likes being in and out of failing relationships. But it is important to never settle for less than you deserve. God has someone special in mind that will be the right fit for you. We have to trust in His timing, even if it does not align exactly with what we think is right for ourselves.
- “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” – Mark 11:24
- “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4
- “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
Bible Verses About God's Role in Marriage
At the heart of God’s design for marriage is companionship and intimacy. He wants you to find someone to be your sidekick for life, and someone you can build a family with. How exciting and thoughtful is that? God wants you to take your marriage and build it into something that glorifies Him. Marriage mirrors God’s covenant relationship with His people. We see this parallel throughout the Bible. For instance, Jesus refers to himself as the “bridegroom” and to the kingdom of heaven as a “wedding banquet.”
- “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” - Ephesians 5:25
- “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” - Genesis 2:24
- “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” - Ephesians 5:33
Bible Verses About Lust
In order to find a relationship that glorifies God, you must also understand ways lust and other sins can veer you on the wrong path. Satan is quick to convince you to be prideful, greedy, or immoral when dating. This is directly against what God wants for you!
- “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” - 1 John 2:16
- “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” - Galatians 5:16
- "But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart." - Matthew 5:28
- "Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry." - Colossians 3:5
God has a beautiful relationship planned for your future. It can be hard to stay patient and wait for the right one to come along, but God promises you that it is worth every second. Marriage is a beautiful symbol of God’s love. He found a person just for you, because God knew how strong that partnership could be.