In honor of Valentine’s today, I thought it would be nice to share a coloring page that celebrates love and marriage. The one I settled on is from Song of Solomon 6:3 which says, “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.”
That idea of belonging to one another is not a very popular one among feminists today, but I love the oneness and unity it represents. And I don’t understand how any couple can experience the kind of love and marriage God intended without it.
Verses about oneness in marriage:
We see this idea of unity underscored in several other passages from both the Old and New Testaments, including the following verses.
- “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)
- “So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself;” (Ephesians 5:28)
- “The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does.” (1 Corinthians 7:4)
- “I am my beloved’s, and his desire is for me.” (Song of Solomon 7:10)
Those are some good verses to ponder as you work on this week’s My Beloved is Mine coloring page.
You can also find this page in my book, How Do I Love Thee: A Devotional Journal for Wives.
How Do I Love Thee?
Happiness in marriage is not so much a matter of chance as it is a matter of choice. Choosing to be happy means choosing to think on things that are good and noble and right and lovely and pure—including your spouse’s most positive, admirable, and endearing qualities. Our marriages can’t help but benefit when we discipline ourselves to do this. That’s the purpose of this journal in a nutshell.
Whether you’re writing, drawing, pasting, or coloring in it, each page, prompt, and verse is designed to help you recall and record the things you love most about your husband, to reflect on your most cherished memories, and to recognize God’s hand at work in your relationship. I pray you will be richly blessed as you meditate on God’s Word and allow it to shape your life and marriage.