MARRIAGE



Psa. 127:1  Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.

Prov. 12:18  Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Prov. 18:22 (NKJ)  He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord.

Song of Sol. 7:10  I belong to my lover, and his desire is for me.

Isa. 32:18 (AMP)  My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting-places.

Amos 3:3  Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?

Matt. 18:18-20  I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.  19 Again, I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven.  20For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.

Rom. 5:5  And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Rom. 15:7  Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.

1 Cor. 13:4,5,7  Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Eph. 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.

Eph. 4:26,27,29,31,32  “In your anger do not sin”:  Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold.  29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.  31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Eph. 5:21-25  Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. 22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.

Eph. 5:31  “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”

Phil. 1:9  And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight…

Phil. 1:27  Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.… stand firm in one spirit, contending as one man for the faith of the gospel.

Phil. 2:3,4  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

Phil. 2:13  for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

2 Tim. 2:24 (AMP)  And the servant of the Lord must not be quarrelsome (fighting and contending). Instead, he must be kindly to everyone and mild-tempered [preserving the bond of peace]; he must be a skilled and suitable teacher, patient and forbearing and willing to suffer wrong.

Heb. 13:4 (AMP)  Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.

James 1:19  My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.

James 3:16-18  For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice. 17 But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. 18Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.

James 4:1,7  What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?  7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

1 Pet. 3:1,7-12  Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands… 7 Husbands, in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives, and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers.  8 Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble.  9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.  10 For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech.  11 He must turn from evil and do good; he must seek peace and pursue it.  12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”

Also, Prov. 28:13; Eccl. 4:9-12; Song of Sol. 8:7; Isa. 62:5; Hos. 2:19,20; Eph. 5:15; Phil. 2:1,2; James 3:13

Confession
“Father, in the Name of Jesus we commit ourselves to being one in spirit and purpose, and to do nothing out of selfish ambition, but in humility consider the other better than ourselves.  We confess and believe that we are quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, and we neither offend nor take offense with one another.  We commit to look not only to our own interests, but also to the interests of the other. We are always ready to believe the best of each other, and we freely forgive one another.  We dwell in a peaceable habitation and in a quiet resting-place!”



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