Marriage, a beautiful union of two souls, is not immune to the trials and tribulations that life can throw our way. Challenges ranging from intimacy to communication and even financial matters can thoroughly test the bonds of marriage.

For those who are married and find themselves facing tough challenges, it’s natural to think about giving up and walking away from the marriage. However, in the midst of difficult times, it’s important to remember that every married couple encounters their own set of challenges, and you’re not alone in this.

Bible verse about marriage problems.
Bible verse from Matthew 19:6.

So, what does the Bible say about how to deal with marriage problems? The Bible contains many verses that remind married couples about the importance of their vows and urging them to love, practice patience, and forgive one another. All these virtues are important especially when couples face problems in their marriage.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at 55 beautiful Bible verses that address marriage problems and offer guidance on how to deal with them according to God’s teachings.

Bible Verses About Marriage Problems

Matthew 19:6  

“So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”

Colossians 3:13-14  

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-12  

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”

Proverbs 24:3-4  

“By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

Bible verses about marriage problems.
Bible verse from Proverbs 15:1.

Ephesians 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.”

1 Peter 3:7  

“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.”

Proverbs 5:18-19

“Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love.”

Proverbs 14:29  

“Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.”

Proverbs 15:1 

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

James 1:19 

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-7  

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

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Philippians 2:3-4  

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

Galatians 6:2  

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

1 John 4:7-8  

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.”

Proverbs 17:9  

“Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.”

Ephesians 4:26-27  

“In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

1 Corinthians 13:13  

“And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

Matthew 7:3-5  

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

Bible verse about marriage problems.
Bible verse from the book of Proverbs 18:22.

Colossians 3:18-19  

“Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.”

1 Peter 4:8  

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

Hebrews 13:4  

“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.”

Proverbs 19:11  

“A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.”

Proverbs 31:10-12  

“A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.”

Proverbs 30:18-19  

“There are three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a young woman.”

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Matthew 18:21-22  

“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.'”

Philippians 4:6-7  

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Proverbs 18:22 

“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord.”

Bible verse about marriage problems.
Bible verse from genesis 2:24.

Genesis 2:24  

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

Malachi 2:14-15  

“You ask, ‘Why?’ It is because the Lord is the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.”

Romans 12:10  

“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

Hebrews 10:24-25  

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

1 Peter 3:1-2 

“Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.”

1 Corinthians 7:10-11 

“To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.”

1 Corinthians 7:39 

“A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to marry anyone she wishes, but he must belong to the Lord.”

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1 Corinthians 6:18-20  

“Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.”

1 Corinthians 10:13 

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

1 John 1:9  

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Bible verse about marriage problems.
Bible verse from the book of Romans 12:10.

Proverbs 3:5-6  

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Proverbs 14:1

“The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”

Colossians 3:13 

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”

1 Corinthians 7:28  

“But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this.”

Psalm 127:1  

“Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.”

Proverbs 19:20 

“Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.”

1 Peter 4:8  

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

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1 Corinthians 13:11 

“When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.”

Proverbs 31:27  

“She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.”

Philippians 2:2-4 

“Then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

Proverbs 15:17 

“Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred.”

Proverbs 16:3  

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Colossians 3:14  

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Proverbs 21:9  

“Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.”

Ephesians 4:32 

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Romans 15:5-6  

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

James 5:16  

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”