Bible Verses About Relationships: 20 Good Scriptures

by Pamela Rose Williams · Print Print · Email Email

Husbands and wives; brothers and sisters; dads, moms and children; cousins; best friends and even business associates: these are all types of relationships. I have a dear friend that once told me that relationships are most important and the more you cultivate relationships the better they become. She said just like a garden it takes work to make a relationship grow and last.

The first relationships on earth are recorded in the first book of the Bible, Genesis. That is the relationship of God to man and then the relationship of man to animals and ultimately the relationship of husband and wife; the beginning of the family. In fact, the entire Bible paints a picture of God’s tremendous love for His children in that He gave his only begotten Son, Jesus so that everyone might have a new relationship in the family of God by grace through faith. When we know Jesus, a good relationship with Him will sustain us through all other earthly relationships because it is the only relationship that is guaranteed for all of eternity. Here are twenty good scriptures about relationships that I found in the Bible.

Husband and Wife

Genesis 2:18-25 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Now out of the ground the LORD God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

Proverbs 31:10,11 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.

Ephesians 5:23,24 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Saviour. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

Ephesians 5:25,32 Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her… This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honour to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered.

Parents and Children

Exodus 20:12 Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

Leviticus 19:3 Every one of you shall revere his mother and his father, and you shall keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

Deuteronomy 5:16 Honour your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.

Psalms 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Proverbs 31:28-31 Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her works praise her in the gates.

Malachi 1:6 A son honours his father, and a servant his master. If then I am a father, where is my honour? And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the LORD of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name. But you say, ‘How have we despised your name?’

John 19:26, 27 When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!” Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.

Ephesians 6:1-3 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honour your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

The Family of God by Faith in Jesus

New Birth

John 3:3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

2 Corinthians 5:17-18 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation;

1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

New Name and Joint Heirs with Jesus

Isaiah 62:2 (KJV) And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness, and all kings thy glory: and thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall name.

Hosea 2:21-23 “And in that day I will answer, declares the LORD, I will answer the heavens, and they shall answer the earth, and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil, and they shall answer Jezreel [God will sow],  and I will sow her for myself in the land. And I will have mercy on No Mercy, and I will say to Not My People, ‘You are my people’; and he shall say, ‘You are my God.’”

Romans 8:16-17 (KJV) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

Was This Article Helpful?

If this article was helpful to you, please consider linking this article to your own blog or sharing this through the social buttons to the left. You might also check out the following article as well as the related posts below:

Bible Verse by topic


The Holy Bible, King James 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.”– “Magnificent Obsession” by Steven Curtis Chapman

Share this post:  |  |  |  | Twitter

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Jack Wellman September 10, 2011 at 12:36 pm

What a beautiful look at relationships my good friend. We are so blessed that our relationship and fellowship are secure in Christ. Thank you so much for this wonderful reminder.


Pam September 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm



Brandi gilmer & kevin widemen September 26, 2011 at 5:41 pm

thx so much this helped us out alot kevin and i go by

Proverbs 31:10,11 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.

Ephesians 5:23,24 For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Saviour. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.


thanks Brandi & Kevin


Pam September 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Hello Brandi & Kevin,
I am glad you stopped by and took time to comment. You have chosen some good “life verses” for your marriage. Keep focused on them and your relationship will thrive. I pray blessings on you and your marriage. So good to hear from you!


Tayler December 27, 2011 at 10:01 pm

The bible verse about realtionship’s are very good because they sound very good and interesting to young adult’s and also sound very good to teenage kid’s


pam williams March 8, 2012 at 6:01 am

my name is Pam Williams also and truly like to have a the life and relationship that God want me to have , but lately I’ve beening going through a bad relationship and I feel like I’m all alone . I love from the heart and I want the same love in return but it’s not there and I want to let go and move on , but the feeling that I have for him are very strong and it’s hard. I pray for the strent to move on but it’s a slow process , but I will make it I have too .


Jack March 8, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Pam, I am so sorry. Loneliness is a difficult road to walk for certain. I know that it seems hard now, but perhaps God has someone better suited to you. If it feels difficult now, imagine how hard it might become if you got married to the person that is not loving you back. May I recommend this article for you at the link below? It’s called, “True Love: How Do You Know When You Find It?” Its based upon biblical principles. Praying for you Pam.


Pam March 8, 2012 at 8:08 pm

Hello my namesake, my heart aches for you. Please allow God to hold you in the hollow of His hands. He is the only one who can heal such heartache. He is so much bigger than even this. I will pray that you lean on Him … He wants to hear from you, have you prayed to Him today?

Remember that our first husband is Jesus, you can fall totally in love with Him and your love will always be returned. I have great news — what you are going through right now is only temporary. Look at what I found in the Bible: “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.” (James 5:7). I am so glad you stopped by and truly, you can count on my prayers Pam Williams!


Diana July 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Hello Pam,
I am very distraught right now. I know God is everything, and powerful, and Jesus is my savior, however the relationship with my husband is a train wreck. He has had numerous affairs, a child outside of our marriage, and is right now in an affair with the woman he works for. He came back just this past Sunday night, confessed, asked forgiveness, and wanted to work this out, and then on Tuesday, left and went back to her. I feel rejected, hurt, sorrowful, and I am doubting the love of Christ for me. My faith is failing, I feel a million miles away from God and wonder where he is for me. I feel like God prefers and blesses men over women and I am having a hard time coping with all of this. I don’t want to hurt anymore. This has been years. Do you have any scripture to convince me God cares for me as much as he does my husband to allow him to continue like this. Thank you for all you have done and do.


Pamela Rose Williams September 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Hello Diana. I know you asked for verses but I just want to encourage you that God loves you always. Take a look at what Jack wrote about the love of God. I think you will be encouraged


Liz September 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Diana, You have probably already come across this one but just in case I think you need to reflect and pray on this verse:


charles Isabirye August 7, 2012 at 1:21 am

Hi Pam,
Thanks for the article. Of late God has convicted me to focus on the family and use it as an illustration for the relationship between man and God. On this my emphasis is on an ideal family where husband and wife love each other, love their children, and the children love their parents. I must say that I have benefited from your article. God bless you.


marcus g September 9, 2012 at 7:40 pm

@Diana you don’t deserve that please i don’t ever comment on these things i just come for the verses, regardless you don’t deserve any of that God wants you to feel appreciated and that’s how your husband should treat you.. It may be a long road but I’m sure your path to happiness is not with someone who has no respect for you, God bless you and i hope you know God has you..


Liz September 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Do you know of any bible verses that reference or refer to the idea that if you are a Christian married couple that you should have children? I may want to have children, but my boyfriend is sure he does not. We are saving sex for marriage, but now he is not sure he wants to marry stating that the bible says you have to have kids if you marry. I just can’t find anything about it giving that order. What is your opinion? Anyone?


Vahsek Dinga December 23, 2012 at 9:18 am

I am happy to come across this site. I am a man full of Love in me but when it comes to my reaction to my partner I turn to be harsh to her. I love and can give my life for her yet I will only discover that I have treated her harshly. I have been trying to change still now its too late for me because she is gone. I want to know why it should be like that and I really want to change.


Devin Lawson February 20, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Im wanting to get my life back on track with my lord Jesus christ. I was raised Nazerien and my mom has always kept gods word on hand anytime i was in hurt and needed a helpful life has not been the best so im taken it on my own to reclaime the blood of Jesus christ.


toinette April 24, 2013 at 11:58 am

thanks so much…The Lord bless you


thalia May 18, 2013 at 6:23 pm

I’m truly thankful for this site <3 Simply Verses with so much wisdom, God is Good ! Im Happy for websites like this unlike the trash that floats around 🙂 god bless


Pheobe christina March 11, 2015 at 12:44 am

I am so blessed , thanks


Jonathon Curis October 2, 2015 at 9:27 am

Love this so much.


Jonathon Curis October 2, 2015 at 9:28 am

God is good.


Leah Brooke October 2, 2015 at 9:32 am

Love this so much.


Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: