There are many benefits to marriage.
Jesus, thank you for the gift of marriage. You have given me an incredible spouse to do life with and I am grateful for our relationship. Help me to value it wholeheartedly. Amen.
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 NLT
Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 NLT
Yield to obey each other as you would to Christ. Wives, yield to your husbands, as you do to the Lord, because the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of the church...Husbands, love your wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it. Ephesians 5:21-22,25 NCV
Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith.. 2 Corinthians 13:5a ESV
Instead, we will speak the truth in love, growing in every way more and more like Christ.. Ephesians 4:15a NLT
Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. Colossians 4:6 ESV
“..forgive each other just as God forgave you in Christ.” Ephesians 4:32b NCV
“..let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 ESV