Marriage destroyers are factors or issues that can harm, weaken, or destroy a marriage or long-term romantic relationship.
These can be internal or external factors such as infidelity, communication breakdown, financial stress, lack of intimacy, addiction, domestic violence, unrealistic expectations, lack of commitment, and growing apart.
Addressing and overcoming these issues is essential for maintaining a healthy, long-lasting marriage or relationship.
As soon as you get married, your life is no longer about you alone; it is now about your spouse. And it takes a lot of dependency on the word of God to help you fight anything that may intend to destroy your marriage.
60 Bible Verses Against Marriage Destroyers
1. Matthew 19:6
So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: “It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.” But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.
Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. …
3. Genesis 2:24
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach,
Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.
6. Matthew 19:9
And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery.”
Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?”
And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’”
But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” …
9. Genesis 1:27
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
10. Hebrews 13:4
Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.
11. Romans 12:9
Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.
12. Matthew 19:4-6
He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
13. Matthew 19:1-30
Now when Jesus had finished these sayings, he went away from Galilee and entered the region of Judea beyond the Jordan. And large crowds followed him, and he healed them there.
And Pharisees came up to him and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful to divorce one’s wife for any cause?” He answered, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, ‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? …
14. Genesis 2:18
Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
15. Genesis 1:26-27
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
16. Hebrews 10:24-25
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
17. Philippians 2:3
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.
19. Genesis 1:28
And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
20. Psalm 1:1
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
Bible Verses Protecting Marriage
“Also, one can be overpowered, but two together can put up resistance. A three-ply cord doesn’t easily snap.”
“If I have the gift of prophecy and I know all the mysteries and everything else, and if I have such complete faith that I can move mountains but I don’t have love, I’m nothing.”
“That’s how husbands ought to love their wives — in the same way as they do their own bodies. Anyone who loves his wife loves himself. No one ever hates his own body, but feeds it and takes care of it just like Christ does for the church because we are parts of his body.”
“Everything should be done in love.”
“You have captured my heart, my sister, my bride! You have captured my heart with one glance from your eyes, with one strand of your necklace. How beautiful is your loving, my sister, my bride! Your loving is so much better than wine, and your fragrance better than any perfume!”
26. Psalm 143:8
“Tell me all about your faithful love come morning time, because I trust you. Show me the way I should go, because I offer my life up to you.”
27. Ruth 1:16-17
“But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to abandon you, to turn back from following after you. Wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord do this to me and more so if even death separates me from you.’”
“No sooner did I depart from them than I found the one whom I love with all my heart. I held on to him and now I won’t let him go, until I’ve brought him to my mother’s house, to the chamber of the one who conceived me.”
29. Ephesians 4:2-3
“Conduct yourselves with all humility, gentleness, and patience. Accept each other with love, and make an effort to preserve the unity of the Spirit with the peace that ties you together.”
“Two are better than one because they have a good return for their hard work. If either should fall, one can pick up the other. But how miserable are those who fall and don’t have a companion to help them up! Also, if two lie down together, they can stay warm. But how can anyone stay warm alone? Also, one can be overpowered, but two together can put up resistance. A three-ply cord doesn’t easily snap.”
31. Genesis 2:24
“This is the reason that a man leaves his father and mother and embraces his wife, and they become one flesh.”
32. Ephesians 5:25
“As for husbands, love your wives just like Christ loved the church and gave himself for her.”
33. Colossians 3:14
“And over all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.”
“Set me as a seal over your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is as strong as death, passionate love unrelenting as the grave. Its darts are darts of fire — divine flame! Rushing waters can’t quench love; rivers can’t wash it away. If someone gave all his estate in exchange for love, he would be laughed to utter shame.”
35. Genesis 1:27-28
“God created humanity in God’s own image, in the divine image God created them, male and female God created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and master it. Take charge of the fish of the sea, the birds in the sky, and everything crawling on the ground.’”
36. Proverbs 3:3
“Don’t let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Bind them on your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.”
“Love is patient, love is kind, it isn’t jealous, it doesn’t brag, it isn’t arrogant, it isn’t rude, it doesn’t seek its own advantage, it isn’t irritable, it doesn’t keep a record of complaints, it isn’t happy with injustice, but it is happy with the truth.
Love puts up with all things, trusts in all things, hopes for all things, endures all things. Love never fails. As for prophecies, they will be brought to an end. As for tongues, they will stop. As for knowledge, it will be brought to an end.”
“So continue encouraging each other and building each other up, just like you are doing already.”
39. Matthew 19:6
“So they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore, humans must not pull apart what God has put together.”
40. Psalm 85:10
“Faithful love and truth have met; righteousness and peace have kissed.”
Bible verses against the plans of the enemy
What does God say about troubled marriage?
The Christian view on marriage is that it is a sacred covenant between a man and a woman, established by God.
The Bible teaches that marriage is intended to be a lifelong commitment between two individuals who love and respect each other as equals and are devoted to each other’s well-being.
When a marriage is troubled, the Bible encourages spouses to seek help and guidance from God and to work together to overcome their challenges. Here are some Bible verses that guide troubled marriages:
Matthew 19:6, 1 Corinthians 13:4-5, Ephesians 5:33, 1 Thessalonians 5:11.
These verses offer guidance for any troubled marriage, highlight the importance of love, respect, patience, and forgiveness, and encourage spouses to seek God’s guidance and support as they overcome difficulties and strengthen their relationship.
What does the Bible say about someone breaking up a marriage?
Here are some verses from the Bible that speak about breaking up a marriage:
Exodus 20:14, Hebrews 13:4, Mark 10:9, Matthew 5:27-28.
These verses emphasize the sacredness of marriage and the importance of fidelity and faithfulness to one’s spouse. Breaking up a marriage or encouraging someone to do so is viewed as a violation of God’s will and can have serious consequences.
Individuals must honor their commitments and seek to reconcile issues within their marriage rather than resorting to actions that could harm the marriage covenant.
What does Deuteronomy say about marriage?
Deuteronomy, the fifth book of the Hebrew Bible and the Christian Old Testament, contains various laws and regulations related to marriage and family life. Here are some of the notable points:
Marriage should be between one man and one woman: Deuteronomy 17:17 states that the king of Israel should not have many wives, which implies that marriage should be between one man and one woman.
Divorce is allowed but regulated: Deuteronomy 24:1-4 allows for divorce in the case of “some indecency” or “something objectionable” that the husband finds in his wife. However, the text also stipulates that the husband must give his wife a divorce certificate and that he cannot remarry her if she marries another man and then becomes divorced or widowed.
Widows and orphans should be protected: Deuteronomy 24:17-22 contains regulations for treating widows, orphans, and foreigners, including rules for leaving some of the harvests for them to glean.
Levirate marriage is required in some cases: Deuteronomy 25:5-10 contains the law of the levirate marriage, which requires a man to marry his brother’s widow if his brother dies without children. The first son born to this union would be considered the legal heir of the deceased brother.
Adultery is prohibited: Deuteronomy 22:22 states that if a man is caught in adultery with another man’s wife, the man and the woman should be punished.
How do you let go and let God fix your marriage?
Letting go and letting God fix your marriage involves surrendering control and trusting God’s wisdom, power, and grace to work in your marriage.
Letting go and letting God fix your marriage means recognizing that you are not in control of everything and cannot fix your marriage on your own. It involves surrendering your desire for control and trusting God’s wisdom, power, and grace to work in your marriage.
When you surrender control to God, you acknowledge that He is the ultimate source of wisdom and guidance and that He can restore and heal your marriage in ways you cannot imagine.
You also recognize that your efforts to fix your marriage may have limitations and that you need God’s help to overcome these limitations.
Trusting in God’s grace means believing He is a God of mercy and forgiveness and can extend grace to you and your spouse. You recognize that you are imperfect and need His grace to overcome your mistakes and shortcomings. You also extend grace to your spouse, recognizing they are imperfect and need God’s grace.