15 Verses for Engaged Couples

Adda Frick
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Engagement is an exciting time of life as a couple prepares for marriage and their future lives together. Marriage is a lifelong commitment that is taken seriously and is a reflection of Christ’s love for the church. This exciting time is not only a time of practical preparation, but is also a direct and unique reminder to us of how we should be prepared for Christ’s return when He will unite with His bride the church.

What Does the Bible Say to Engaged Couples?

Old Testament

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.

Proverbs 18:22
He who finds a wife finds a good thing
and obtains favor from the LORD.

Proverbs 19:14
House and wealth are inherited from fathers,
but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

Proverbs 31:10
An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.

Song of Solomon 8:7
Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can floods drown it.
If a man offered for love
all the wealth of his house,
he would be utterly despised.

Isaiah 62:5
For as a young man marries a young woman,
so shall your sons marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.

New Testament

1 Corinthians 13:4–7
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

2 Corinthians 6:14
Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness

Ephesians 4:2
[Walk] with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Ephesians 5:2
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

Colossians 3:14
And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.