What To Read: 15 Bible Verses On How To Have A Successful Marriage


In honour of Rev. Sam Adeyemi and his wife, Pastor Nike’s 23-year marriage milestone, check out these bible verses.

Maintaining a successful marriage can be very difficult.

No wonder, there are so many stories of unhappy homes and an rise in divorce rates.

Thankfully, the Bible has a lot of tips on how to have a successful marriage.

Here are 15 verses to hold on to.

  1. Ecclesiastes 9:9 says, “Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.” 

  2. Ephesians 4:2-3 says, “Be completely humble and gentle; Be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.”

  3. 1 Peter 4:8 says, “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.”

  4. Hebrews 13:4 says, “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” 

  5. Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”

  6. Psalms 127:1 says, “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it.”

  7. Ecclesiastes 9:9 says, “Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest.” 

  8. James 5:16 says, “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”

  9. Mark 10:9 says, “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

  10. Ephesians 4:26 says, “Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.” “

  11. Colossians 3:19 says, “Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.” 

  12. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 says, “Love is forbearing and kind. Love knows no jealousy. Love does not brag is not conceited. She is not unmannerly, nor selfish, nor irritable, nor mindful of wrongs. She does not rejoice in injustice, but joyfully sides with the truth. She can overlook faults. She is full of trust, full of hope, full of endurance.” 

  13. Proverbs 21:19 says, “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.” 

  14. Romans 12:10 says, “Be kindly affectioned one to another … in honour preferring one another.”

  15. 1 Peter 4:8 says,“Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.” 

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