The Bible is filled with so much wonderful practical application when it comes to life and relationships that it is nearly impossible to read without finding some area in our lives that can be improved. These Scriptures can be applied both to living in the larger world as well as within the microcosm of marriage. Marriage should be our first (outside of God) and most important relationship. If you cannot apply these verses first in marriage, then it matters little that you can apply them outside your marriage. Often, we are kinder to those outside our home than to those within our home. We have it backwards. Read More.