John 4: 7-12
Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who
loves is born of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know
God—for God is love.

God showed how much he loved us by sending his only Son into the world so that we
might have eternal life through him. This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that
he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one
has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love has been
brought to full expression through us.

Colossians 3:12-19
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved,
clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility,
gentleness and patience.
Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances
you may have against one another.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them
all together in perfect unity.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts,
since as members of one body you were called to peace.
And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you
teach and admonish one another with all wisdom,
and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with
gratitude in your hearts to God.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed,
do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their toil.
For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him who is alone when
he falls and has not another to lift him up. Again, if two lie together,
they are warm; but how can one be warm alone? And though a man
might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him.

Genesis 2:20-25
And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the
field; but for Adam there was not found a help mate for him. And the Lord God caused a
deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and as he slept: he took one of his ribs, and closed up the
flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a
woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones and
flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they
shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Isaiah 61:10-62,3
I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing
of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his
wedding suit or a bride with her jewels. The Sovereign Lord will show his justice to the
nations of the world. Everyone will praise him! His righteousness will be like a garden in
early spring, filled with young plants springing up everywhere.

The Lord will hold you in his hands for all to see—a splendid crown in the hands of God.

John 15:9-17
I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. When you obey
me, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father and remain in his love. I have told
you this so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! I command
you to love each other in the same way that I love you. And here is how to measure it—
the greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for their friends. You are my
friends if you obey me. I no longer call you servants, because a master doesn’t confide in
his servants. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me.
You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce fruit that will last,
so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for, using my name. I command you to
love each other.

Mark 10:6-9
But God’s plan was seen from the beginning of creation, for ‘He made them male and
female.’ ‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife,
and the two are united into one.’ Since they are no longer two but one, let no one separate
them, for God has joined them together."

Proverbs 3:1-6

My child, never forget the things I have taught you. Store my commands in your heart, for
they will give you a long and satisfying life. Never let loyalty and kindness get away from
you! Wear them like a necklace; write them deep within your heart. Then you will find
favor with both God and people, and you will gain a good reputation.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his
will in all you do, and he will direct your paths.

Psalms 100
Shout with joy to the Lord, O earth!
Worship the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing with joy.
Acknowledge that the Lord is God!
He made us, and we are his.
We are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
go into his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him and bless his name.
For the Lord is good.
His unfailing love continues forever,
and his faithfulness continues to each generation.

Song of Solomon - Chapter 2:10-13
My lover spoke and said to me, "Arise my darling, my beautiful one,
and come with me.
See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come.
The cooing of doves is heard in our land.
The fig tree forms its early fruit; the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
Arise, come, my darling; my beautiful one, come with me."

Song of Solomon 7:10-12 Growing in Love
I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me. Come, my beloved,
let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages.
Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish,
whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth:
there will I give thee my loves.

Song of Solomon 8:6-7 Love is as Strong as Death
Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm:
for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave:
the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man
would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be condemned.

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