1 Corinthians 7:28 But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you.
“…But those who marry will face many troubles in this life…” NIV
Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.
1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold
1 Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
2 Peter 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:
Ephesians 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
Ephesians 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
Ephesians 5:28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
1 Corinthians 7:2-5 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband [in the marriage bed]. 4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife. 5 Defraud ye not one the other [do not keep back or refuse one another], except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency [“so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control” Nkj].
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. (Amplified Bible)
Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.
RSV Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.
NJB Colossians 3:19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be sharp with them.
Proverbs 21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
Proverbs 21:19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.
Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
NLT Proverbs 19:13 A foolish child is a calamity to a father; a nagging wife annoys like a constant dripping.
Proverbs 27:15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
Topics: Marriage & Family