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25 Bible Verses About Relationships That Will Make Your Love Grow Stronger

"Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins."

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If faith is an important part of your daily life, it stands to reason that faith is an important part of any romantic relationships you'll have, too. Whether you're single, dating, or married, God has a plan for you and your future partner. Being able to lean on Christ throughout your relationship in times of stress, disagreement, or distance can be an important source of strength, no matter how long you've been with your partner. Reflecting on Bible verses about relationships can be as beneficial as studying Bible verses about grief during times of loss or Bible verses about anxiety during times of stress.

Knowing where to find these verses about love and relationships (and not having to search for them) can give you an easy, go-to resource for strength and comfort even in the hardest times of your relationship. Remember: No relationship, not even a Godly one, is perfect. Being able to put all your trust, hope, and faith in Christ throughout your relationship may help you have a clearer vision of your future with your partner and as an individual. Here are 25 verses about relationships to comfort you throughout your Christ-centered relationship or marriage.

Proverbs 31:10-11

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"An excellent wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will have no lack of gain."

The Good News: Having a loving spouse is the best gift of all that comes from God. And if they trust in each other with all of their heart, they'll have a happy, satisfying life.

1 Peter 4:8

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"Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins."

The Good News: Love each other honestly and earnestly, even when you hate them most. Forgiveness is key, and then your love will shine brightest in the darkest moments in your relationship.

Colossians 3:19

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"Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them."

The Good News: The Bible keeps it simple: Love one another and be kind. Marriage wasn't meant to be difficult.

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Genesis 2:18

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"Then the Lord God said, 'It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.'"

The Good News: Most of us are meant to live our lives with a partner by our side. God made Adam and Eve as an example for humankind to follow, and if we follow in their footsteps, we'll have a happy life with someone to share it with.

Ephesians 4:1-3

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"I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."

The Good News: In any relationship in our lives — romantic, friendship, family — it's key for us to be humble, patient, kind, and eager to listen. If we channel the Holy Spirit in all that we do, we'll receive the same qualities back in a partner.

Proverbs 18:24

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"A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother."

The Good News: It's better to have a few close friends than a lot of flaky companions. Nourish your friendships and take care of your relationships by checking in and staying in touch. God connects you to those who matter most.

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James 1:19-20

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"Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God."

The Good News: God is the highest power and can only be the true judge of our character in heaven. Therefore, when you're interacting with others (especially those closest to you), listen carefully, be quick to forgive, and above all, watch your temper.

John 13:34

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"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another."

The Good News: We must always remember to love each other just as much as God loves us, which is unconditionally.

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9

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"Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools."

The Good News: Although the beginning of the relationship may be exciting, it's the long game that is the best part.

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1 Corinthians 6:18

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"Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body."

The Good News: Stay true to yourself and stay committed your relationships. Any sin you commit is between yourself, your partner, and God.

Romans 12:19

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"Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.'"

The Good News: Leave any revenge or hatred up to the Lord. He will take care of all our negative feelings and replace them with love and kindness.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

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"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."

The Good News: Marriage and close relationships are all about building each other up and supporting each other, no matter what. God will watch over the both of you as you do so.

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Genesis 2:24

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"Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."

The Good News: Eventually every man and woman will leave their families to marry their spouses and truly become one to create their own families.

Ephesians 4:29

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"Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear."

The Good News: Watch what words come out of your mouth, especially in a spat. Be patient and gracious to your partner, particularly in times of stress.

Ecclesiastes 4:12

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"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."

The Good News: Two are better than one.

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Ecclesiastes 4:10

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"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."

The Good News: In every relationship, mutual love, respect, and assistance has to be shown in order for it to be successful.

2 Peter 1:5-7

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"For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love."

The Good News: All these qualities are things God values, in both an individual and a relationship.

Song of Songs 4:7

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"You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you."

The Good News: Everyone is made in God’s image, and therefore flawless.

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Ephesians 5:25-26

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"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word."

The Good News: Husbands are called to love and respect their wives.

Matthew 7:12

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"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets."

The Good News: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and that includes in your own partnership.

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Olivia Muenter

Olivia Muenter is a freelance writer and former fashion and beauty editor who writes about fashion, beauty, lifestyle, relationships, travel, home decor, and more for Woman's Day and beyond. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Refinery 29, Glamour, Byrdie, Apartment Therapy, Philadelphia Magazine, and more. When she's not reading (or talking about reading on Bad on Paper, the bookish podcast she co-hosts), you can find Olivia working on her first novel, curating the perfect playlist, or shopping online.

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