1. You Weren't Designed to be Alone
Genesis 2:18 (New International Version)
18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
2. Seek the Unity of the Holy Spirit
Ephesians 4:2-3 (New International Version)
2Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
3. Bind Yourself to Someone Who Loves Jesus
2 Corinthians 6:14-15 (New International Version)
14Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? 15What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever?
4. Your Words Are Powerful
Proverbs 17:14 (New International Version)
14 Starting a quarrel is like breaching a dam;
so drop the matter before a dispute breaks out.
5. God Gives You Strength Through Your Spouse
Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (New International Version)
9 Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work:
10 If one falls down,
his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls
and has no one to help him up!
11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.
But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
6. Wives Are Gifts from God
Proverbs 19:14 (New International Version)
14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents,
but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
7. Love Is the Compass: Christ-Like Love
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (New International Version)
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.