The Top 10 Ways to Predict a Problem Marriage

1. Getting married to spite someone else

2. Getting married without listening to the advice of your family and friends

3. Getting married to someone who practices a different faith

4. Getting married with concerns and/or questions you are afraid to discuss with your potential mate

5. Getting married with things you are hiding that you plan to tell your mate after you have tied the knot

6. Getting married on the rebound, within months of a painful breakup in a previous relationship

7. Getting married just because you want to get out of your parents’ house and out on your own

8. Getting married without dating your potential mate for at least twelve months

9. Getting married to someone after a long-distance relationship based primarily on correspondence

10. Getting married out of fear that you may not have another opportunity to get married

What would you add to this list? Join the conversation in the comments section. 

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

  • http://twitter.com/wwwdotPearl Pearl Winslow

    Getting married because you are simply tired of being single.
    Getting married because two incomes are better than one.
    Getting married because you can’t abstain from sexual immorality.
    Getting married because your friends are all getting married and you don’t want to try and catch another bouquet.
    Getting married because you need/want a man (if you are a woman) or a woman (if you are a man) around the house.
    Getting married because being married is viewed as the ultimate move to erase loneliness and will provide you with someone to communicate physically, intimately and socially with.

  • Diane Harris

    Getting married because you became pregnant and not because you are in love and ready for marriage.

    • hbcharlesjr

      Agreed. However, many people follow one mistake with another.

  • Angelia menchan

    Oh yes, expecting to change anyone other than oneself.

    • hbcharlesjr

      Good one.

  • Angelia menchan

    Whew. Glad I sort of knew this 34 years, 2 months and 26 days ago when I got married. Great blessed advice Pastor C. Praying they’re listening.

    • hbcharlesjr

      Praise God!

  • Denise Hill

    Marrying a insecure, selfish or immature person should be added to this list.

    • http://www.hbcharlesjr.com/ H.B. Charles Jr.

      Absolutely.