The Top 10 Ways to Predict a Problem Marriage

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  • 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. 


    H.B. Charles Jr.

    Pastor-Teacher at the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church of Jacksonville and Orange Park, Florida.