What Jesus teaches about Marriage


Marriage is one of the most beautiful and sacred bonds that God has created for us. It is not just a union of two people but a covenant that reflects Christ’s love for His church. In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to lose sight of the true meaning of marriage, but Jesus has given us profound teachings that can guide us in nurturing and honoring this holy union. Let’s dive into Jesus’ teachings on marriage to inspire and enrich our relationships.

Is your marriage thriving, or is it in need of a spiritual boost? Whether you’re newly married or have spent decades together, understanding Jesus’ perspective on marriage can transform your relationship. His words offer timeless wisdom, support, and a foundation built on love and mutual respect. Get ready to discover how you can strengthen your bond and create a marriage that shines as a testament to God’s love.

Bible Verse

Matthew 19:4-6 (NIV): "Haven’t you read," he replied, "that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate."


Jesus’ words in Matthew 19 emphasize the sanctity and permanence of marriage. He reminds us that God created marriage from the very beginning as a union between a man and a woman, meant to be a lasting, unbreakable bond. By stating "the two will become one flesh," Jesus points to the deep physical, emotional, and spiritual unity that marriage entails.

This verse also underscores the importance of leaving one’s former life behind to fully commit to this new union. The phrase "let no one separate" resonates with the sacred vow to stay together through all the highs and lows, reflecting God’s unwavering love for us.

In essence, Jesus teaches that marriage is far more than a contract or societal institution. It is a divine covenant, a holy partnership designed to endure and flourish. When we honor this covenant, we honor God and create a relationship that mirrors His eternal love and faithfulness.

Actions to Take

  • Invest in Quality Time: Dedicate time each day to connect emotionally and spiritually with your spouse. Simple acts like praying together or going for a walk can make a big difference.

  • Communicate Openly: Transparency and mutual respect in conversations foster trust and understanding. Make it a habit to discuss your hopes, fears, and dreams with each other.

  • Serve Each Other: Small acts of kindness and service can strengthen your bond. Look for ways to lighten your spouse’s load and show appreciation.

  • Seek Spiritual Growth Together: Attend church services, join a Bible study group, or read devotionals together. Growing in faith as a couple lays a strong foundation for your marriage.

  • Resolve Conflicts with Love: Disagreements are natural, but handle them with grace and patience. Focus on finding solutions, not assigning blame.

Journal Prompts

  • How does Jesus’ teaching on marriage influence my view of my own marriage?

  • In what areas can I improve to better honor my marriage covenant?

  • What actions can I take today to show my spouse that they are deeply valued and loved?

  • How do I handle conflicts in my marriage? What can I learn from Jesus’ teachings to improve this?

  • Reflect on a time when your marriage felt especially close to God. What contributed to that feeling?


Dear Lord,

Thank You for the beautiful gift of marriage. Help me to honor the sacred covenant that I have with my spouse, reflecting Your love and faithfulness. Teach us to grow together spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Guide us in our communication, our service, and our love for one another. May our union glorify You and serve as a testament to Your eternal love. Amen.

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Marriage is a sacred journey that God has intricately designed for us. Jesus’ teachings offer us a blueprint to build and sustain a loving, unbreakable bond. By investing time, communicating openly, serving each other, and growing spiritually, we can create a marriage that glorifies God and enriches our lives.

Thank you for joining us in this short devotional. We hope these insights inspire you to deepen your relationship with your spouse and with God. Remember, a Christ-centered marriage becomes a radiant beacon of His eternal love. Continue your journey with us at BGodInspired.com, and let’s grow together in faith and love.

Be blessed!

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