Christian couples who are thinking of getting married must realize the depth of such a commitment. These Bible verses for engaged couples remind us of how important this promise is.
God intends marriage to be a permanent commitment, not a momentary partnership. Before getting engaged, Christians should make sure they have a good grasp of their future partner. According to Scripture, Christians and non-believers cannot coexist together.
Scripture says that bad company corrupts good character. Associating with unbelievers nearly always results in the Christian being drawn away from Christ.
You can use this scripture in prayer for your future husband or as a way to become closer to God and understand His plan for both of you.
What Does the Bible Say About Engaged Couples?
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.
Being deeply rooted in one’s religion and ensuring that the potential spouse is likewise committed to God are the only ways to create a marriage that is stable and honors God. Christians ought to live under the guidance of God. He is interested in every element of our life, even our future spouses.
The first and most crucial step in discovering God’s purpose for us is to have a thorough grasp of His Word, grow closer to Him through prayer, and submit to His leading through the Holy Spirit.
And I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, in steadfast love and in mercy. I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. And you shall know the Lord.
The world’s dating and engagement advice should only be taken into account in the context of God’s revealed truths in Scripture. He will lead our footsteps if we seek His will in whatever we do. Marriage is an eternal principle. It is intended for a man and a woman to have an enduring, loving, and unselfish relationship.
Unlike any other relationship, love in a marriage may be both deeper and more selfless. Jesus demands this kind of love from His disciples, and it is the trait that couples most need.
That this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.
Marriage requires a connection on all levels—spiritual, emotional, and physical. The Bible teaches that a man and a woman shall become one flesh. Married couples are meant to be as connected as possible. Most marriages are built on love, yet choosing to nurture and develop that love can be difficult. This is where dedication is crucial.
God views marriage as a covenant between a husband and wife as well as a dedication to Him by the couple.
What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.
He anticipates that we will commit to the union and be aware of our obligations, duties, and allegiances to both our spouse and God. Looking at the Bible gives us insight on how to achieve this.
The beauty, fullness, and energy of the Living God should be evident when others look at you and your spouse. Your marriage is meant to serve as a testament to both God’s fundamental being and salvation in the person of Jesus Christ.
The closeness, reciprocity, and love displayed by the husband and the wife during the covenant of marriage were all meant to serve as a picture and symbol of what Christ and the church are like.
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.
Your union is a witness. Your marriage is a statement about God and the love that God has for His people through Jesus Christ. What your children think of you will largely determine what they think of God. This is why who you are in your marriage and how you behave matter.
Marriage is vital in God’s design. Your existence on this planet has meaning. God’s purpose includes you being here.
All of us were spirits in paradise before any of us were born. God made the planet so that humans might have the opportunity to learn and develop while living in physical bodies.
So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.
We are blessed with the holy opportunity to have children when we get married, and we also take on the significant duty of raising them. God wants each of us to experience love, support, and care because He loves His children. A sincere and committed marriage is the greatest way for this to occur.
Marriage can endure forever. Your existence does not begin or finish with your time on earth.
Give your servant therefore an understanding mind to govern your people, that I may discern between good and evil, for who is able to govern this your great people?”
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
After you pass away, your spirit will carry on existing in the realm of spirits until the day of the resurrection, when your spirit and physical body will be permanently united. God desires for our cherished, loving connections to last forever.
Eternal unity is made possible as Jesus promised that whatever is tied on earth will be bound in Heaven. Marriage is intended to be fruitful. While for some married couples, their future could involve children, ultimately, fruitfulness goes beyond the product of the womb.
To the married I give this charge (not I, but the Lord): the wife should not separate from her husband
If a couple chooses or is unable to have children, they can nevertheless glorify God without them. While having children is a gift from the Lord, God also wants spouses to be productive in other ways. Another way a marriage can be fruitful is if a husband and wife spread the gospel.
Those who are married will have special opportunities to share the gospel that people in other living circumstances won’t have. The love of Christ must ultimately be reflected in married couples.
A Christ-like attitude and selfless love should be seen in practice among Christian married couples. Opportunities to spread the good news of Jesus Christ to others will also come with marriage.
A husband and wife can preach the gospel to others who are interested in their selfless acts of love. This allows them to show others what Christ’s love looks like.
All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.
Before you take the next step, ask yourself: Will you be able to live up to God’s design for marriage? Are you ready to take in the responsibilities of being loving married Christians? What are the steps you can take now to ensure that you live up to God’s will for you and your spouse?
And the two shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh.
House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ.
And is there any man who has betrothed a wife and has not taken her? Let him go back to his house, lest he die in the battle and another man take her.
And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.
Because of the truth that abides in us and will be with us forever:
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.
Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you, peoples in exchange for your life.
For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
Song of Solomon 8:6
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the Lord.
He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord.
Have your prayer for engaged couples submitted all over the world: