One of the best Christian marriage quotes that captures marriage was by Mignon McLaughlin when he stated, "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." Marriage isn't about the big dreams, the house, the cars, the three children, the white picket fence, all neatly packaged with admirable careers to support it all.
In God's Kingdom, a strong and successful marriage is falling in love with the same person as we give that person our all unconditionally. Marriage requires faith in our mighty God and faith in our spouse. It requires waking up every morning and being willing to give 100 percent of our attention, love, and effort, especially when it's hard. Because when we do, God takes our union to His potter's wheel to mold, bend, shape, and refine us into His Holy image, and what a beautiful reflection we become.
Faith in Marriage Quotes
Here are 15 beautiful quotes to strengthen your marriage and relationship with Christ. As you read through these, allow God to move in your heart to permit Him to show you what areas of your union need His strength, healing, and faith. Write them down so that you can easily find these for reference. Or, better yet, add one to a note, a card, or text and send it to your spouse.
"Have a good and godly marriage that shows the world Christ's love through how you sacrificially love and serve one another." —John Stange
"Marriage is over in an hour, and yet it takes a lifetime to be really married." —E. Stanley Jones, Victorious Living
"No matter how many rules we make for ourselves, rules don't create godly relationships. Only leaning on our faithful Father and longing to please Him with everything we do will set the stage for a beautiful romance!" —Eric Ludy
"Staying married, therefore, is not mainly about staying in love. It is about keeping a covenant. "Till death do us part" or "As long as we both shall live" is a sacred covenant promise—the same kind Jesus made with His bride when He died for her." —John Piper
"To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless." —G.K. Chesterton
"The man who sanctifies his wife understands that this is his divinely ordained responsibility… Is my wife more like Christ because she is married to me? Or is she like Christ in spite of me? Has she shrunk from His likeness because of me? Do I sanctify her or hold her back? Is she a better woman because she is married to me?" —R. Kent Hughes
"Fix your eyes on Jesus and the plans He has for your life. Look ahead, and run after Him with all your heart. Then look around. Whoever has kept up with you, marry that person."―Debra Fileta
"Great marriages don't happen by luck or by accident. They are the result of a consistent investment of time, thoughtfulness, forgiveness, affection, prayer, mutual respect, and a rock-solid commitment between a husband and a wife." —Dave Willis
"A Christian marriage is [not] one with no problems or even a marriage with fewer problems. (It may well mean more problems.) But it does mean a life in which two people are able to accept each other and love each other in the midst of problems and fears. It means a marriage in which selfish people can accept selfish people without constantly trying to change them—and even accept themselves because they realize personally that they have been accepted by Christ." ―Keith Miller
"We should be able to look at our spouse in the face and say, 'You complete me….' This completeness of husband and wife is why the apostle Paul can say that to love your spouse is to love yourself (Ephesians 5:28). The two really are one, and this means so much more than sentiment. It means they are one flesh." – Steven Wedgeworth
"To solve a marriage problem, you have to talk with each other about it, choosing wisely the time and place. But when accusations and lengthy speeches of defense fill the dialogue, the partners are not talking to each other but past each other. Take care to listen more than you speak. If you still can't agree on a solution, consider asking a third party, without a vested interest, to mediate." —R.C. Sproul
"In God, there is no hunger that needs to be filled, only plenteousness that desires to give." —C.S. Lewis
God's Blessing Upon Marriage Quotes
"Only when marriage and family exist for God's glory and not to serve as replacement idols are we able to truly love and be loved. Remember, neither your child nor your husband (or wife) should be who you worship, but instead who you worship with." —Mark Driscoll
"Lord blesses this beautiful couple with love and hope, we pray. Keep alive forevermore the vows they've pledged today. May you bless their dreams and visions, And keep them always safe. May peace and joy be with them now. On this their wedding day." –Wedding Blessing
"May your marriage always bring glory to God, a joy to one another, and blessings to your family for many generations to come. May love and laughter fill your hearts and your home for all at the days of your lives. May you face every challenge hand-in-hand and side-by-side, knowing that you'll conquer all obstacles with God's grace. May the world be forever a better place because the two of you fell in love. In Jesus' name, Amen." —Dave Willis
The strength and stability of a building's foundation keep it from collapsing. As any architect knows, there are specific steps a builder must take to form a foundation that will stand the test of time. So it is with marriage. Without a firm foundation, couples are subject to issues that can chip away at their commitment and eventually cause the relationship to crumble. With these quotes, you can build your firm foundation or reaffirm the foundation you already have.