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What sort of marriage advice does the Bible offer for religious couples?


What sort of marriage advice does the Bible offer for religious couples?

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David Dawson Answered:

So, you want to know more about how the Bible can help your marriage.
And why not? The Bible has been around for thousands of years and still has some pretty timeless advice for couples in love.
In fact, I once read a study about how a strong faith in God can positively affect a person's view of marriage. Religious men are more likely to view their relationship as sacred and special if they regularly attend religious services.
What other ways can your religious beliefs benefit your marriage? There's no better way to find out than to go straight to the source. The Bible says that to have the best marriage ever, you should:
Forgive one another. 1 Peter 4:8 says "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." And if you want to have a happy marriage, you're going to need to learn how to forgive each other ASAP.
Don't let your in-laws meddle. Genesis 2:24, "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."
Know the meaning of the word love before you say it. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
Be patient (there are plenty of times that your spouse is going to drive you bonkers!). Ephesians 4:2-3, "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."
Be there for one another/be supportive. 1 Thessalonians 5:11, "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
And ultimately, the best Bible marriage advice is that being married is way better than riding solo.
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, "Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
Here are some more awesome Bible verses about love, if you care to have a look!

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