March 24, 2023

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Celebrate the love you have for your husband or wife with these short anniversary verses.
With hundreds of passages to inspire you, the Bible has many messages to take with you in your daily life, to celebrate special occasions, and to share with the ones who mean the most to you. Anniversary Bible verses can be a special way to commemorate your marriage every year. When you got married, you likely chose wedding Bible verses to be read during your ceremony or exchanged as vows to signify your union. Some of the most popular Bible verses about relationships include Corinthians 13:4-8 (“Love is patient, love is kind…”) and Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (“Two are better than one…”). Maybe you chose one of these verses, or maybe you decided on a marriage prayer for your special day.
Whether it’s been one year or 10 since you and your spouse professed your love for one another in front of family and friends, reading marriage Bible verses together can be a meaningful way to mark the time and remind yourselves of the vows you made to each other before the Lord. Looking to scripture on your anniversary can also help guide you in your marriage, especially if you encounter challenges in communication or experience trust issues.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best anniversary Bible passages to read and share with your partner. You can write your favorite verse in an anniversary card or have it engraved on a special faith-based gift for her or for him. If you’re one to celebrate relationship milestones on Instagram, you could even use these as anniversary captions.
“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.”
The Message: Remember how much your spouse means to you. The effort you both put into your marriage creates something powerful. You’re in this together.
“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.”
The Message: Marriage is not easy. You have to practice patience and humility in order to be good together.
“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”
The Message: Together as a loving couple, you are stronger.
“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.”
The Message: These may have been your wedding vows, and it still applies on your anniversary. Love has no boundaries if you’re humble, have trust, and surrender to being vulnerable.
“He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD.”
The Message: Simply put, having a wife is a good thing. She is a blessing from God.
“Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death. Its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.”
The Message: Marriage is hard, but this is a reminder that your spouse is like a bandaid to your heart. They protect your love and the heartache that can come with loving someone.
“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
The Message: There’s always a lot going on in a marriage, but love is at the center of your relationship.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
The Message: When it comes to your marriage, forgiveness is one of the most important things you can do. It’s not always easy to get along, but being able to forgive and have compassion will get you through some challenging times as a couple.
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”
The Message: Being married and maintaining your marriage sometimes means having to make sacrifices. If you’re devoted enough to your spouse, you will put them first when necessary — and they will do the same for you.
“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
The Message: When you get married, you become one unit. God brought you together so you can live your lives as one.
“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
The Message: In marriage, you have to support your partner and help them become better.
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
The Message: If you love each other enough, it will truly conquer all — even the mistakes either of you might make during your marriage.
“You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.”
The Message: Even though there’s no such thing as a perfect person, to the person you love, you are flawless. If your spouse cherishes you, you are perfect in their eyes.
“Do everything in love.”
The Message: Your life has meaning because of the love you and your spouse have together. Everything that you do should be rooted in your love for each other.


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