Today we’re going to talk about the power of biblical confessions for your marriage. The Bible is very clear that our words are a very powerful tool and it’s important that we understand how to use them.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it and indulge it will eat its fruit and bear the consequences of their words. (Proverbs 18:21 AMP)
According scripture, our words have the ability to build up, tear down, and produce change in relationships. This is a gift from God and we need to use it wisely – especially in our marriage. Marriage is the most amazing human relationship you can have second only to your relationship with God.
But how? How can we be sure to guard our marriage, especially with our words?
The best way to start is to be intentional about your words, being careful to speak life over your marriage (family, and all He’s entrusted to you). To help give you inspiration, below are 10 powerful confessions (also known as declarations) to speak over your marriage.
10 Powerful Confessions for Your Marriage
Each of the following confessions are derived from scripture passages. You can speak the confession out loud as often as you want to. You can also memorize the scriptures to go along with them if you like.
- We are united as one flesh and what God has joined together, no one can separate. (Matthew 19:6)
- We are imitators of God and walk in love, valuing one another and seeking the best for each other. (Ephesians 5:1-2)
- We rejoice and find satisfaction in one another. (Proverbs 5:18-19)
- We do not battle one another, but come together against the enemy’s lies, standing firm on God’s Word. (Ephesians 6:12)
- We avoid hatred and instead choose love because it covers all wrong. (Proverbs 10:12)
- We honor our marriage by keeping the marriage bed pure and undefiled. (Hebrews 13:4)
- We love another through patience and kindness, knowing it always protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).
- We are on guard, standing firm in faith, courageous, and strong in our marriage – doing everything in love (1 Corinthians 16:13-14)
- I am thankful that my wife is a good thing – and God’s favor is upon us. (Proverbs 18:22)
- My husband trusts me and I do right by him all the days of my life. (Proverbs 31:11-12)
How to Use These Confessions to Strengthen Your Marriage
Having these confessions is one thing, but actually putting them to use is what will strengthen your marriage beyond all you can think or imagine. God is not a man that He should lie and His word does not return void. Getting into the habit of saying these confessions doesn’t have to be hard. Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Write them down on note cards and place them in various places where you and your husband spend a lot of time. This can be in the kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, or the car. Each time you come across one, declare it out loud.
- Purchase a journal and use it for writing down your powerful confessions. Journal out the confessions, scriptures, prayers, and any other notes you want to jot down.
- Make an effort to read and pray these confessions with your spouse. Start small and consider setting a goal to read them together on a daily basis. Reading them before bed is typically a great place to start.
The Fruit of a Powerful Marriage
The fruit of a powerful marriage comes from a covenant built on the principles laid out by God. It’s not always easy, and there are times when one or both spouses may fail miserably. However, the truth of the matter is couples have to make an effort to improve in areas they are weak in. They must also be mindful of ways the enemy would attempt to attack them.
One of the strongest tactics a couple can use is to use their mouth to exercise faith in what God has promised for them. And by declaring biblical confessions for your marriage, you are doing just that!
We celebrated 20 years of marriage this year and we are so thankful to God for His grace, mercy, love, and forgiveness helping us along the way. One thing is for sure, we couldn’t have made it without Him. We are often told that the love and respect we have for one another is evident and we thank God for that. It’s only because He loved us first that we can truly love one another.
What are you confessing for your marriage?