21 Powerful Christian Marriage Quotes

by Pamela Rose Williams on December 2, 2011 · Print Print · Email Email

Marriage is one of life’s biggest events. Marriage is a time when two lives join as one — two people who possibly come from different backgrounds join to become one new family unit. It may be the first time you ever considered something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue! The wedding day can be a rollercoaster of sorts with times of extreme happiness to the point of tears. But most importantly marriage is the culmination of God’s plan for a man and a woman. A Christian marriage is one of the most beautiful things we have here on Earth. Take a look at these twenty-one powerful quotes about Christian marriage.

Marriage: The Lord’s Design 

“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 Holy Bible, Genesis 2:18

“Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease.” ~ The Holy Bible, Jeremiah 29:6 

“For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.” ~ The Holy Bible, Isaiah 62:5

“God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it. No social organization developed it. Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.”  ~ Max Lucado 

“To encounter Christ is to touch reality and experience transcendence. He gives us a sense of self-worth or personal significance, because He assures us of God’s love for us. He sets us free from guilt because He died for us and from paralyzing fear because He reigns. He gives meaning to marriage and home, work and leisure, personhood and citizenship.” ~ John Robert Walmsley Stott 

“As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.” ~ Thomas Adam

Marriage: A Relationship

“There is no more lovely, friendly or charming relationship, communion or company, that a good marriage.”  ~ Martin Luther 

“Sexual expression within a marriage is not an option or an extra. It is certainly not, as it has sometimes been considered, a necessary evil in which spiritual Christians engage only to procreate children. It is far more than a physical act. God created it to be the expression an experience of love on the deepest human level and to be a beautiful and powerful bond between husband and wife.” ~ John MacArthur 

“Jesus’ teaching in general [implies] that happy and fulfilling sexual relations in marriage depend on each partner aiming to give satisfaction to the other. If it is the joy of each to make the other happy, a hundred problems will be solved before they happen.” ~ John Piper 

“Sex appeal alone is the poorest basis in the world for a happy marriage.”  ~ John R. Rice 

“According to the Bible, the marriage act is more than a physical act. It is an act of sharing. It is an act of communion. It is an act of total self-giving wherein the husband gives himself completely to the wife, and the wife gives herself to the husband in such a way that the two actually become one flesh.”  ~ Wayne Mack

“In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.” ~ William Penn 

Marriage: A Commitment 

“Nevertheless, in the Lord woman is not independent of man nor man of woman; For as woman was made from man, so man is now born of woman. And all things are from God.” The Holy Bible, 1 Corinthians 11:11-12 

“God intends and expects marriage to be a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman, based on the principles of biblical love. The relationship between Jesus Christ and His church is the supreme example of the committed love that a husband and wife are to follow in their relationship with each other.”  ~ John C. Broger 

“Marriage is a total commitment and a total sharing of the total person with another person until death.” ~ Wayne Mack

“Marriage is a total commitment and a total sharing of the total person with another person until death.”  ~ Wayne Mack 

Becoming one flesh is a broad concept involving the totality of life. The context of Genesis 2 and the teaching of the rest of the Bible about marriage demand this. At the same time, it is generally recognized that there is no place where this total sharing is more beautifully pictured or fully experienced than in the sexual relationship of the man and his wife.” ~ Wayne Mack 

“A married person does not live in isolation. He or she has made a promise, a pledge, a vow, to another person. Until that vow is fulfilled and the promise is kept, the individual is in debt to his marriage partner. That is what he owes. “You owe it to yourself” is not a valid excuse for breaking a marriage vow but a creed of selfishness.” ~ R.C. Sproul 

Marriage; Sometimes the Road is Rocky, Just Remember: 

“To solve a marriage problem, you have to talk with each other about it, choosing wisely the time and place. But when accusations and lengthy speeches of defense fill the dialogue, the partners are not talking to each other but past each other. Take care to listen more than you speak. If you still can’t agree on a solution, consider asking a third party, without a vested interest, to mediate.” ~ R.C. Sproul 

“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.” ~ Zig Ziglar 

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.” ~ The Holy Bible, 1 Corinthians 13:4-6 

“Let brotherly love continue”.  ~ The Holy Bible, Hebrews 13:1 

Do You Have a Favorite?

Share your favorite Christian marriage quote in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

Sources:

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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Jack Wellman December 3, 2011 at 1:24 pm

These are so edifying Pam. I truly am blessed beyond measure with a good and godly wife and not deserving of such, but isn’t this also what grace is all about. He gives us what we do not deserve (grace) and withholds what we truly do deserve (called mercy). Thank you and I thank God FOR you my friend.

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Unveiled Wife May 28, 2012 at 11:07 am

Love these marriage quotes!!!

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Unveiled Wife May 28, 2012 at 11:09 am

Especially the one by Thomas Adam. My husband and I are truly one.

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anto July 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Hi, my husband likes making love with me as often as possible ,
but i am not the very type that needs it , and he is not happy with the situations.
I really love him.
I don’t want him to look outside, i think i have done all i could to honey when ever possible.
Another issue is that i hardly get orgsim when ever he make love with me and am not sexually arose

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Zhay July 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm

anto,

You may be interested in checking out themarriagebed.com or Christiannymphos. Both sites are designed to address the sexual issues within Christian marriages. God bless.

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Vickie August 1, 2012 at 11:52 am

The scripture used from Isaiah 62:6 is not correctly posted. The correction is: I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem;
they will never be silent day or night.You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest,

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Pamela Rose Williams August 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

Hi Vickie, Thank you for catching that … I was quoting Isaiah 62:5. I have changed the reference in the article. This is why it is so important to have your Bible handy when studying topics. So sorry for the error.

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Eze Emma December 22, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Quite an instructive, insightful & inspiring teaching for any serious minded believer who wants to have a blessed & blissful marriage. Please keep up the good work. God bless you

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Balogun Adebayo Johnson March 9, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Your teachings have been awesome in all areas. They are eyes opener. God bless you!

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Kenbrowne March 13, 2013 at 4:24 am

I have learnt a lot from here. God bless

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Helping The "Help Meet" 4 The Christian Wife March 14, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Wonderful and powerful marriage messages. Thank you.

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clinto May 11, 2013 at 5:04 pm

actuallly I really love a girl. Till now I didn’t say it directly because of situations, but I said indiectly. Again Idon’t know what to do.So will you suggest me a good solution for this, hope that it will be positive.
Thank you…

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polnati emmanuel May 31, 2013 at 12:45 am

i appreciate god message havve gven to yy me iam happy

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Josin Hector June 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Ephesians 4:26;
Be angry, and sin not; let not the sun go down with your wrath.

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silvya July 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm

HE ACTUALLY LEFT

I’m 41 years old and my husband has recently told me that he wanted out of the marriage and he actually left a few days later, after 21 years of marriage…
…After the initial shock wore off and I was able to think straight…

…I was able to persuade him to give me and the marriage another chance…
…I had to wing it with only the strategies in the “save the marriage” book

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Consejadora September 15, 2013 at 1:16 am

Silvya, how are things going now hopefully better. We will pray for you and your spouse.

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confused July 15, 2013 at 11:47 am

Not sure what is going on. My husband who is 38 and I have been married for 16 years. We have one son who we adopted at birth who is now seven (7). I think 2 years into our marriage he had an affair and left filing for divorce ten days later. After 3 months he came crawling back. With some ground laws laid by me we have had a few bumps in the road. However, on another occasion he was working in another state and yes guess what? He said no but all the answers were yes. He never admitted to it and I had no proof so we went on our merry way. That was three years ago. Okay and now guess what. I questioned him about a friend of ours daughter who rides with him to work who as he says “like a daughter to him (oh I forgot to mention she is 21)”. She is currently in a relationship with her boyfriend who is yes 38. Oh and goes camping to spend time with her dad and my husband to spend time with her dad. There is a bunch more I can say about how they stop after work and have a few drinks so she can help him unwind or how he pokes her at work when she is having a bad day. But either way I told him what I was seeing and how I felt and omg he is m.a.d. So now he says he is done. I am confused at this point and don’t know how to approach this.

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Consejadora September 15, 2013 at 1:32 am

Hello confused, it is possible that you have already been through much more since the date of your posting. But this case I would say that it needs to be over. I don’t always say this but this is the second time. You need to be strong and find someone, a pastor and wife from a church to give you advice on what to do, if you are still unsure. I am sure things are not 100 % better for you but be strong and know that you are worth more than this. God made you wonderfully. You are special as is your son. Unfortunately he cant see this. Don’t go it alone.

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Broken July 29, 2013 at 10:38 am

I have been married for 19yrs to the father of both my two boys. Our oldest son decide to run off and live his life when he turned 18yrs. Now we are granparetnts to a little girl. For the past ten months we have done nothing but just work, church and have spend most of our time dealing with our son and his daughter. We get her every weekend since she is born. This has has put such a strain on our marriage and we are to the breaking point. My husband has chased my son for the past two years. Now my son is in the Navy and has gotten his life back together. Because of this we are both mentally tired and pysically drained. Our marriage is broken, and we have lost respect for eacother. We have sacrified time and everything else and have put our kids first. We really dont even have time to talk anymore, and if we do its always now about our son, baby or some drama going on. I am broken spiritual. I love my husband but I dont see him as my partner anymore. My partner left when our son walkd out two years and crushed the family.

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Consejadora September 15, 2013 at 1:13 am

Dear Broken, unfortunately these things can draw a wedge between a couple. The kids do not come first, this a big mistake in a marriage. Your kids will move on and better themselves and all you have is each other. A marriage needs to be fed and nurtured as if it were another life. You need to go back to how things were when you fell in love and enjoyed spending time together, when you were dating. Talk about what a special man he is, and how blessed you are to have him in you life. Don’t let it fall apart. God put you together. Pray for him, pray for your love for him. God will give you the strength, make sure you communicate with him and that he knows he is number one in your life. My husband is performing a ceremony for a couple whose marriage had fallen apart. I was there for her during this time. They both realize separating is not the wisest thing to do so they are going to try to make it work even if there are many hurts. Please don’t give up.

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