#1 - Being miserable is the result of being single. Getting married will solve all my problems.
#2 - I’ve messed up in my past and do not deserve anyone good. (See I Corinthians 6:9-11, especially focus on verse 11!)
#3 - Ephesians 3:20 isn’t true for me and my future spouse. I need to settle.
#4 - This relationship I am in isn’t what I would like my marriage to be like, but when we get married I can change this person.
#5 - Having sex will simplify things and leave us with more in common. (See I Corinthians 6:18-20)
#6 - This person is not God’s best for me, but if I rush through the process of dating and getting married then I have God backed into a corner and He has to bless me because He loves me, right? (See Deuteronomy 6:16)
#7 - Marriage isn’t that big of a deal. If my first one does not work out then I can drop them and start over. (See Malachi 2:13-16)
#8 - Getting married isn’t going to alter my lifestyle. I am still going to be able to live like I did when I was single. The only difference is I’m going to get to have more sex.
#9 - I am going to get to have sex anytime I want.
#10 - We are going to cuddle all of the time.
#11 - The things that really get all over my nerves about this person won’t bother me as much when we get married.
#12 - The fact that we do not agree on what we believe when it comes to Jesus and the church will not impact the way we raise our kids. (See II Corinthians 6:14 and Amos 3:3)
#13 - We should live together before we get married to give it a “trial run.” After all, you would not buy a car without test driving it first. (See Hebrews 13:4)
#14 - I need to keep as many secrets about my past from this person as possible. After all, my past issues won’t impact this relationship at all.
#15 - All of my friends are married. I am not. Something is obviously wrong with me.
#16 - The way I handle my money now will not impact my future marriage.
#17 - When I get married my spouse will meet all of my needs.
#18 - Dating is tough…marriage is easy!