Look no further than Scripture for beautiful words on love to inspire a sweet love note to your husband or wife!
And please don't save it for Valentine's Day only. Any day is a great day to tell the love of your life how much you appreciate the special role he or she plays in your life.
I also suggest hiding the note for your sweetie to find in the midst of a regular day. Tuck it into a favorite coffee mug, leave it on the seat of the car, or sneak it into his or her lunch. There is joy in knowing someone is thinking about you at any time of the day! Bonus points if you add in a favorite treat.
A few of my favorite love note verses:
A quick list:
Colossians 3:12 (Bible verses about patience and forgiveness)
Galatians 5:22-24 (Bible verses about self-sacrifice)
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (Bible verses for encouragement)
Ruth 1:16-17 (Bible verses about sticking together)
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (Bible verses about love)
For when your spouse has been especially patient or forgiving
Copy this verse and follow it with examples of times when your husband or wife showed a compassionate heart or kindness. Or if you are recovering from a disagreement you might express your gratitude for his or her patience and forgiveness.
For when your husband or wife has been self-sacrificing
This is likely an every day occurrence but no one minds being noticed for doing what is right and honorable. Praise your husband or wife for one particular thing you've noticed or surprise him or her with a long list of things you appreciate.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
For when your wife or husband is facing challenges
When the going gets tough, provide the best encouragement there is: God's word. Remind your wife or husband of her or his identity as a person of faith. Encourage her or him to continue doing everything in love.
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14
For when you are embarking into new territory together
These words from the book of Ruth were spoken to a mother-in-law from a devoted daughter-in-law (Ruth) but I think they apply just as easily to a marriage relationship. If the two of you are facing a big move or transition in life, reaffirm that you're facing it united.
“Do not urge me to leave you or to return from following you. For where you go I will go, and where you lodge I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there will I be buried. May the Lord do so to me and more also if anything but death parts me from you.”
For when you reflect on the endurance of your relationship
My very favorite part of this is the short and sweet sentence that begins verse 8: Love never ends. Yes! That is the truth of God's love and that is the truth we attempt to express in our marriages.
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
Bonus: Use our 1 Corinthians 13:7 card as an outline for your note
"Love bears all things"
What difficult time did you get through together? Did you get through a health crisis or a difficult loss together?
"…believes all things"
Perhaps your spouse has been your biggest support and cheerleader as you embarked on a new degree, new job, or other challenge.
"…hopes all things"
In what way has your husband or wife kept faith alongside you, or perhaps in your place when you were weak?
"…endures all things"
Sometimes life doesn't turn out the way we expect and there are challenges that we must endure long-term. In what way has your love endured with you?
Writing a love letter to your spouse doesn't have to be difficult.
4 easy steps to writing a love letter using Scripture
1. Choose one of these verses and copy it down
2. Add a few lines about how it applies to your husband or wife and the life you've built together.
3. Sign off with love
4. Sneak your sweet little note into a hiding place.
Your gift of love is complete!
One last thought: If you're in the mood for romance head right on over to Song of Solomon (an extended love letter between King Solomon and one of his wives) and read it for yourself! There are some romantic gems in there… Or you just might be inspired to compare the face of your beloved to fruit and livestock!