Bible Verses About Love

Do you know what the Bible has to say about love? These Bible verses of love will open your eyes in many ways.

Bible Verses about What Love Is – How It Behaves

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7, NLT)

No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us. And God has given us his Spirit as proof that we live in him and he in us. (1 John 4:12-13, NLT)

Bible Verses about How Important Love is to God

Jesus replied, ‘You must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: `Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (Matthew 22:37-39, NLT)

Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. (Ephesians 3:17-19, NLT)

Bible Verses about How God Shows His Love for Us

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, NLT)

“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.” (Jeremiah 31:3, NLT)

Bible Verses about the Love of Husbands and Wives

For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her … In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. (Ephesians 5:25, 28-29, NLT.)

These older women must train the younger women to love their husbands and their children. (Titus 2:4, NLT)

Bible Verses about How Spiritual Gifts and Charitable Acts are Worthless without Love

If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.1 Corinthians (13:1, NLT)

If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:2, NLT)

If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:3, NLT)

Bible Verses about Perfect Love

And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world. Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. We love each other because he loved us first. (1 John 4:17-19, NLT)

The LORD passed in front of Moses, calling out, “Yahweh! The LORD! The God of compassion and mercy! I am slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. (Exodus 34:6, NLT)

10 Dating Tips for Christian Singles

Christian singles are more confused today than ever, when it comes to building relationships. Let’s say you found an incredibly good-looking person who seems to be sharing your values. Both of you feel the attraction building up and you think you are ready for a first date. It’s important to understand that now isn’t the time to make the decision. Considering these 10 dating tips for Christian singles might save you a lot of time and heartbreak.

It’s very difficult to think straight when passion overcomes you. There is one important thing you need to decide before you go on that date, and that is: what your limits will be.

  1. Don’t be unequally yoked

As a Christian, you surely have a very strong and important relationship with Christ. At times it’s possible to feel attracted to a person who doesn’t feel close to God and doesn’t have the strong bond with Christ you have. If you let yourself date this person, you are playing with fire. What will happen if you fall in love? What will you do if you marry this person, how are you going to raise your children together if you don’t have the same beliefs?
Take 2 Cor. 6:14 seriously.

Don’t team up with those who are unbelievers. How can righteousness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness? (NLT)

  1. Put on the armor of God daily

Today’s world requires you to get all the help you can possibly have. Are you spending enough time with God? Do you believe and depend on Him to acknowledge and meet your needs of security and love? You will be able to resist any temptation thrown your way if you have the whole armor of God around you at all times. (Eph. 6:10-20)

  1. Obedience over passion

Usually, not everything we do right feels good at the moment of doing. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Giving into passion feels incredibly good. But you need to put the authority of Christ before your physical drives. Society keeps telling you to give into the moment, but don’t fall for this trap, for Christ tells you to be obedient to His world.

  1. Appropriate physical expression

Physical intimacy must correspond with love and commitment. However, this doesn’t mean you can do anything you want if you are engaged. Physical touch should always be in the context of a close, meaningful relationship between two people.  You should never reduce physical intimacy to mere satisfaction of personal need.

  1. Mutually set limits

Both partners should have their own limits and they should take responsibility for setting them. If you both keep your boundaries you will reflect maturity into the relationship.

  1. Always examine your personal motives

What’s your motivation for establishing a romantic relationship with another person? Is it power and control; is it maybe gratifying your ego, or meeting a selfish need? Do you crave genuine affection? Think it through, always.

  1. Is there too much physical and too little spiritual?

If you feel that social, emotional and spiritual dimensions just don’t seem to appear when you talk to this person, you are clearly out of balance. If you can’t stand the things this person says, thinks or does, but you still crave a physical relationship with them, you need to stop yourself before you make a big mistake.

  1. Less is always better

If you are uncomfortable with any kind of a physical expression, you shouldn’t do it just to make your partner happy. Likewise, never push your date to do anything they aren’t comfortable with, just to satisfy your own needs.

  1. Let love guide you, not lust

Operate in love, not lust. Lust takes over you and takes away your ability to obtain control over your actions and feelings. Love is the fruit of the Spirit. Self-control comes from love. Always embrace love, never give in to lust.

  1. Let the Holy Spirit lead you

If you ever feel convicted for certain behaviors, stop doing them immediately.