Walking down the aisle and choosing to leave your past behind to start a new future with the love of your life is worthy of praise.
In our modern society, we seem to be more challenged than ever to create enduring, loving, supportive and nourishing relationships. Yet I am certain that's exactly what you want your marriage life to represent. Your big day is certainly something epic and worth getting all revved up about. It's a magical turning point that should hopefully mark the start of a lifelong bond.
What better way to celebrate this magical day than with sacred scripture that helps you carry on that same spirit of true love, friendship and family long after the party and honeymoon phase. We've decided to do a little soul searching and bible study. You'll be glad to know we've got you covered. Whether it's a verse you wish to make a family mantra for the rest of your life or just something special that tunes your heart to the right frequency as you embark on this adventure with the love of your life.
These ten powerful passages from the Bible will inspire, uplift and bless your ceremony.
#1 // Song of Solomon 7:10
I am my beloved's. And his desire is toward me. Come, my beloved, let us go forth to the field; let us lodge in the villages. Let us get up early to the vineyards, let us see if the vine has budded, whether the grape blossoms are open and the pomegranates are in bloom. There I will give you my love. The mandrakes give off a fragrance, and at our gates are pleasant fruits. All manner new and old, which I have laid up for you, my beloved.
#2 // Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12
Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fail, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; but how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.
#3 // Ephesians 4:1-3
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
#4 // Ruth 1:16-17
But Ruth Said, " Entreat me not to leave you. Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go I will go; And wherever you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God. Where you die, I will die. And there I will be buried. The Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts you and me."
#5 // Romans 12:9-21
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. Be kindly affectionate to one another with brotherly love, in honor giving preference to one another; not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer; distributing to the needs of the saints, given to hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "vengeance is mine, I will repay, " says the Lord. Therefore " if your enemy is hungry feed him; If he is thirsty, give him drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head." Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
#6 // John 3:18
My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue but in deed and in truth.
#7 // Romans 15: 5-6
Now may the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like-minded toward one another, according to Christ Jesus, that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
#8 // Colossians 3: 12-20
Therefore as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another and forgiving one another if anyone has a complaint against another even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts to which also you were in one body and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Wives submit to your own husbands as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands love your wives and do not be bitter toward. Children obey your parents in all things for this is well pleasing to the Lord.
#9 // Ephesians 5:33
Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.
#10 // Psalms: 128:1-4
Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways. When you eat the labor of your hands, you shall be happy and it shall be well with you. Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine. In the very heart of your house. Your children like olive plants all around your table. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed who fears the Lord.
I have come to realize that the best way to ensure all areas of our lives [ especially the health of the marriage] needs to be consciously and deliberately infused with words, scripture and teachings that not only sound good and familiar but actually spark something powerful in us. Sure, there are many wonderful Bible readings your officiant could choose for you. I have no doubt you're probably inclined to choose verses that most people will resonate with during the ceremony. However, my encouragement to you is that you take some time to find the words that actually matter to you. This is after all your journey and what you need most isn't nice sounding phrases that everyone has memorized. You need words that will ignite and sustain the same fire that led you to the altar in the first place. So go ahead, find what ignites you in the Bible and if it's not on my list, feel free to post it below and share with us the words that touch your heart.
May you always be in love.