Finding the answers to the question “What does the Bible say about marriage?” is important because these answers will help you live a married life that pleases God as well as help you avert martial discord and show you how God expects you to resolve marital conflicts.
Understand also that this question should not be answered by married couples only as singles who are hoping to get married one day, should also know what the Bible says about married before they get married so that they can determine if they really want to get married and live with God’s marital rules for the rest of their lives.
Therefore, the top 5 Scriptures that can best help you answer the answer the question “What does the Bible say about marriage?” are:
1. A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two of them shall become one flesh. (Adapted Ephesians 5:31)
Therefore, once a person gets married, they are to let go of interfering in-laws, un-accepting exes, meddling friends and nosy neighbors so that they can be tightly bound to their spouse. They should release all others and cling to their spouse as this will tighten their bond as a couple and heighten their mutual trust. Doing so will also help avert marital conflicts and assist with developing a Christian marriage stress management approach to those that do develop.
2. Marriage is a honorable thing and the marriage bed should not be defiled. (Adapted Hebrews 13:4)
Therefore, both parties in a marriage should maintain the sanctity of marriage by remaining faithful to each other and by reminding themselves that they entered a honorable contract before God who will hold them accountable even if their spouse never finds out that they defiled their marital bed.
3. Let no one separate what God has joined together. (Adapted Matthew 19:6)
Therefore, both parties in a marriage should take measures to ensure that that no third party comes in between them by ensuring they are in sync spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally. If one part of the couple feels that an outside party is driving a wedge between them, they should take the necessary steps to heal the rift in their marriage after consulting God.
4. Wives are to respect their husbands. (Adapted Ephesians 5:33)
Therefore, wives and even husbands are to take the time to find out the words or actions that maybe interpreted as disrespectful by their spouse even if they did not intend for them to be so so that you can avoid them in the future.
5. Husbands are to love their wives the way they love themselves. (Adapted Ephesians 5:33)
Therefore, husbands and even wives should not do anything to deliberately hurt the other party just as a person with healthy self-love would not do anything to deliberately hurt themselves. In addition, they should each take the time to express their love for one another for instance by giving each other gifts that help couples bond.