Valentine’s verses for your husband complete with gift ideas to inspire you this Valentine’s Day

Of all the things you could share with your husband this Valentine’s Day, one of the most powerful is Bible verses. We often overlook or forget about the importance of God’s Word when it comes to romance.

But, the Bible is filled with words of love both for God and for us to love each other.

I’ve spent literally decades now as my husband’s Valentine. And I have to admit that sometimes coming up with a Valentine’s Day gift idea or a Valentine’s Day card can be challenging. 

While I’m a writer by trade, I’m certainly not a poet. I can write long messages to my husband about him being the love of my life and all sorts of sweet sentiments.

But, I am better at writing a love letter than writing romantic poems.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day Bible verses for your husband, quite a few can inspire you in writing your own Valentine message to your true love. 

I’ve made a list of 10 Bible verses about love and am also including a gift idea that pairs well with each one to inspire you. They can help you write a perfect Valentine’s Day card, come up with a great gift and strengthen your marriage through God’s love.

How to share Valentine Bible verses with your husband

Keeping it real here, I can’t imagine on February 14th my husband would be wooed by me just reading him some Bible verses for his Valentine’s gift. But, I do want to have special time with him to celebrate both our bond of love and the love of God.

Use these Valentine verses for your husband to inspire you. Start with your greeting card. Whether you guys exchange store-bought or homemade cards, you can incorporate a Bible verse into what you’re writing.

As a married couple, what you write in your card may mean even more to your husband than anything else. You’ve been through a lot together!

So don’t think of these verses as sitting down for a Valentine’s Bible study with your husband. Instead, use them for inspiration and a jumping off point to incorporate Jesus Christ into your celebration of love. 

Ephesians 4:2-3

Ephesians 4:2-3

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”

Ephesians 4:2-3 (NIV)

Marriage requires us to put our spouse first. One of the best ways to do that is by remaining humble. Humbleness means placing your husband before yourself and vice versa.

This passage also reminds us to be gentle and patient with one another to live in peace through the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we really do need the power of the Holy Spirit to help us live in peace with one another, because we see each other at our worst.

My husband is such a good man. I could use this verse to write about all the ways I see him placing me first, being gentle with me and being patient with me. I’d bet you can do the same with your husband.

Gift idea
A great way to celebrate this verse is by working together in unity. Find a fun puzzle or other cooperative game to do together. Even better, this Valentine’s Day gift will result in the two of you getting to spend quality time together.

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”

​1 Corinthians 13:4-7 (NIV)

These verses are often read at weddings because they talk about all the characteristics of love. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to read through this love passage once again.

Reading through these verses together, you could stop and share with your husband the ways you’ve seen him be patient, kind, humble, honorable, charitable and slow to anger. It’s a perfect way to show him you’re paying attention to who he is and what a special man of God he is.

Gift idea:
Since these verses remind us of the power of enduring love, a Valentine’s gift made from a long-lasting material is a great idea. Find a wooden or glass picture frame and include photos of good times you’ve had together that reflect your love story. If you can, have the frame personalized.

Colossians 3:14

Colossians 3:14

“And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Colossians 3:14 (NIV)

Love binds us together in unity, and there is no greater goal for a marriage than to be bound together. Love is the foundation of everything.

This verse could be your inspiration to share how your husband makes you a better person. Or use it to thank him for the gift of love he gives you daily. 

Gift idea
Celebrate the unity of your eternal love with matching keychains to remind you both of the special place you hold in each other’s lives each time you use it.

1 Peter 4:8

1 Peter 4:8

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)

As husband and wife you have a deep love for one another. I love this verse for its reminder to us to give each other grace.

While my love doesn’t cover my husband’s imperfections and sins, it does allow me to focus on the good things in our relationship. He may not be the perfect husband, but he is the perfect husband for me.

Use this verse as inspiration to share why your husband is the best husband and how his love has made a difference in your life.

Gift idea
We can take some literal inspiration from this verse about covering. A personalized throw or blanket with photos of the two of you would work well. And the two of you can snuggle up together beneath it!

1 Peter 4:8

Song of Solomon 8:7

“Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away. If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love, it would be utterly scorned.”

Song of Solomon 8:7 (NIV)

This Bible verse is really more of a short love poem. It describes romantic love as being the highest value of anything. What a great reminder for your special day!

In your Valentine’s Day celebration, this is a great verse to use and talk about the power of your love. Share what challenges you’ve conquered together and your appreciation for having your husband by your side.

Early on in marriage, my husband and I came up with a saying that’s stuck: “I’d rather go through hard times with you than good times without you.”

Gift idea
Frame a map that highlights significant locations in your love story. Consider adding in places like where you shared your first kiss, where he proposed, where you got married and more. This map can serve as a reminder for the unquenchable nature of your love.

Matthew 19:6

Matthew 19:6

“So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Matthew 19:6 (NIV)

Often shared at weddings, this is another great Valentine’s verse for your husband. It’s a reminder that your love will continue until the end of time. 

​These words remind us to make our marriages a priority so nothing can separate us from our husbands.

Share this verse along with how you feel about knowing you and your husband have your whole life together.

Gift idea
A great gift idea to go along with this verse is a customized puzzle with a photo of the two of you. Not only will you get to work together as you solve the puzzle, but you’ll also be quite literally joining the two of you together into one.

1 Thessalonians 5:11

1 Thessalonians 5:11

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact, you are doing.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)

Getting to cheer each other on is one of the best things about marriage. I am my husband’s biggest cheerleader, and he is mine.

As my best friend, my husband knows the ins and outs of what I’m struggling with and is able to encourage me. He has kept me going many times when I felt like I couldn’t make it.

Use this verse to share with your husband examples of those times he’s encouraged you and what it’s meant to you. 

Gift idea
Find a set of matching mugs, cups or tumblers with an encouraging quote or words on them. Even something as simple as the word “Blessed” can lift you up when you are struggling. Then set some times to sit together, sipping from your cups and enjoying each other’s company — no special occasion needed! Because, really, it’s the small things and moments that often mean the most and strengthen our relationships.

Hebrews 10:24

Hebrews 10:24

“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.”

Hebrews 10:24 (NIV)

​What a great reminder that we need to constantly be looking for ways to love on each other. Sometimes a small good deed can make a huge impact.

This verse is great inspiration to thank your husband for the good deeds he does for you. Maybe they’re small or large or a mix of both. Either way, they show his love for you.

Challenge yourself to continue to find ways to love on your husband in small ways as an ongoing Valentine’s gift.

Gift idea
A great way to connect with your husband and continue to encourage each other in your relationship is by truly connecting. Give him some Christian couple conversation starter cards you can go through together. Be sure to schedule time outside of Valentine’s Day to do answer questions as well so you remain even more connected.

James 1:19

James 1:19

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.”

James 1:19 (NIV)

Of all the Valentine’s Bible verses for your husband, this one may sound the most out of place. So, let me explain.

Don’t use this verse as a passive-aggressive way to tell your husband not to be short-tempered. Instead, use it as a reminder of how important communication is in relationships. 

Before being slow to anger, we first need to listen. Truly listening to each other is important in marriage.

​More than anyone else in my life, my husband is my sounding board. He’s a great listener, and this verse is a great time to share appreciation for that.

If your dear husband is also like mine and cool and even-tempered, this would also be a great time to share how much you appreciate that characteristic.

Gift idea
A couple’s journal would be a great gift to go along with this verse. Sometimes we are better able to communicate through writing than speaking. Find a prompted couple’s journal to keep the conversation flowing between the two of you.

Romans 15:5-6

Romans 15:5-6

“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Romans 15:5-6 (NIV)

In a marriage, the relationship should be three-way between the husband, wife and God. I want my own life to glorify God personally, but I also want my relationship with my husband to glorify God. And that’s what these verses remind me of.

​I love seeing my husband at work for God, but I don’t necessarily tell him that nearly as often as I think it. Using these verses for your husband gives you (and me!) a chance to praise our husbands for the work of God they do.

Gift idea
One way to draw closer to each other and God as a couple as well as glorify God is by ministering together. For a unique Valentine’s Day gift idea, schedule a time for the two of you to volunteer together in your church or a community organization. Giving back is always a good feeling; giving back together is an even better feeling!

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in a Christian marriage

One of the greatest things about celebrating Valentine’s Day in a Christian marriage is we get to go even deeper and delve into the spiritual side. Basing your Valentine’s Day gift or card on Bible verses is a great way to live in that greater love to which we are called.

​Doing this also reminds of a lesson I learned long ago: the best gifts are the ones money can’t buy. No matter what you decide to do for Valentine’s Day this year with your husband, embrace it for what it is.

If you’re in the phase of life where Valentine’s Day is a full family affair because you have young children, embrace it. But find time after they’re tucked into bed to connect with your husband.

Or if you’re in the phase of life where you meet yourself coming and going with kids’ schedules and have to celebrate Valentine’s Day on a whole different day, embrace it. Just getting time to connect is the best gift of all no matter when it happens!

Find more great resources for Christian marriages:

Christian marriage advice for a grace-filled relationship

55 Christian conversation starters for couples

8 Prayers for your husband

How to have a happy married life in the midst of hard times

Couple goals every Christian marriage needs

About the Author: Stacey A. Shannon

Stacey A. Shannon is a freelance journalist and blogger who has been published internationally. She's also a Christian, a wife and a mom of two school-aged children. She started Families with Grace in 2019 to encourage Christian moms as they create homes filled with grace, love and faith.

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