Finding Bible verses for troubled marriages is one of the best things you can do to encourage a friend or help your own marriage. God’s word does not return void so finding scripture for whatever situation you are facing is never a wasted effort.
When we are in the middle of struggles and situations we don’t understand, the Bible remains steadfast and true. People often say “follow your heart” trying to encourage their family or friends. However, the Bible makes it clear that our hearts are not the best guide. So be sure to follow His word and not your wants. This is why I will say again that finding Bible verses for troubled marriages is never a waste of time.
For from within the hearts of men come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery,
5 Bible verses for troubled marriages
Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses. Proverbs 10:12
When things are rough in your marriage respond with Love. That is not easy, I know. When I am angry or upset it is hard for me to respond in a loving way. But that is what we are called to do. That is why we must renew our minds everyday. That is why it is so important to fill our hearts and minds with God’s Word so that when life hits us hard and we fall over… God’s Love pours out of us.
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
The wonderful thing about marriage is that there is always someone there to lift us up. We must keep a strong connection and fight for good communication with our husbands so that together we stay warm. We need to keep our hearts warm for each other but more importantly for Jesus.
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. Matthew 19:6
We need to be careful and set clear ground rules or boundaries. Call them whatever you want but you should both know them and put them into action. One of ours might seem over the top for your relationship but my husband is an elected official and so a rule he has set up is to never be in his office with a woman alone with the door closed. That is out of pure precaution and to avoid the appearance of evil like scripture says. This protects him as an elected official and it also protects our marriage. We want a bulletproof marriage and sometimes that means setting boundaries that might seem silly to others. The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy and he is looking for a chance to attack and cause division. HOWEVER, Jesus came to give us life and life more abundantly! By setting up boundaries we make it harder for the enemy (or anyone) to separate us and that allows us to live a more abundant life.
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8
We are all going to mess up. That is a given. Another given is that we can not control what our husbands do. As hard as that is to realize it is the truth. They have to decide on their own when they want to change or do things differently. They have to decide on their own that they want to grow closer to God. We can pray and we can Love them. That is what we can control. The task of loving is not always easy or uncomplicated but it does always “cover a multitude of sins” so… the effort is worth it.
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7
It is easy to share all of our problems and anxieties with our husbands and that is a good thing. It becomes not such a good thing when we stop there. We need to be sure that we are first bringing our hearts to God and casting our anxieties on Him. Our husbands have their own cares and worries and we need to be mindful of that. We also need to be mindful of the fact that our husbands will not handle it like our girlfriends will. Our friends will listen and talk it over. Our husbands will (out of instinct) try to fix whatever it is. So, while we feel like we just need to get something off our chest we end up putting more weight on them.
I would encourage you to print out these Bible verses for troubled marriages and put them where you will see them often. When we are frustrated with the state of our marriages we can turn to His word for direction and encouragement.
The most important thing to remember is to keep God first. It sounds so cliche but it really is the truth.