Aug 16, 2017 by Isabella Cox

17 Essential Bible Verses About Family and Marriage

Ever wonder why Christians are so family-oriented? And what's up with all the big white vans? Well, whether you are newlywed, or have one child or ten, the concept of strong marriages, families, and committed parenting is very Biblical! We've collected some of the essential Bible verses about family to dig deeper into the concept of Biblical families. 

Let's begin! 

1. Genesis 9:7 "As for you, be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it

2. Ephesians 6:4"Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord."

3. Proverbs 22:6 
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."

4. Exodus 20:12
"Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you."

5. Psalm 127:3 
"Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him."

6. Ephesians 5:25 
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her."

7. Proverbs 1:8 
"Listen, my son, to your father's instruction and do not forsake your mother's teaching."

8. 1 Timothy 5:8 
"Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever."

9. Proverbs 4:1 
"Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding."

10. Ephesians 5:22
"Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord."

11. Titus 2:4-5
"In this way they can train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, managers of their households, kind, and subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be discredited."

12. Matthew 15:4 
"For God said, 'Honor your father and mother' and 'Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.'"

13. Genesis 2:24 
"That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh."

14. Proverbs 5:18
"May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth."

15. Psalm 128:3
"Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table."

16. Proverbs 31:10 
"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies."

17. Genesis 28:14
"Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring."

Marriages and families are a gift from the Lord, and He provides us with plenty of wise instruction as to how to glorify Him at homes. From raising up our children to loving our spouses in a way that mirrors Christ's love, there's no end to the virtue of a committed family life.

We will have our strife and trial, but looking to this godly wisdom will always keep us on track to a healthy, happy family life that's focused on Christ. 

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