Initially I had a personal issue with marriage. Although I was asked I didn't feel like it was the right thing to do. Just something made me uncomfortable about it, like it wasn't heartfelt, and maybe it wasn't... (Also we had gotten together at a very young age.) Never the less, we were together for over a decade by the time I decided it was best to walk out of it and I'm glad I did.
All of that made me leery about the legalities of marriage. I was grateful I was able to leave without a judge dictating my life.
Being a Christian & having grown in the Spirit, I see things differently now. I have a better understanding of God's word, what it means to be unified & in agreement in the Spirit, etc.
I'm in a relationship now that blossomed through friendship first, of course God has His hand in all of it from the very beginning. We're both Christians and God has blessed us with our relationship. For the first time in my life, I'm not afraid of marriage or the law. I trust in God's word & His promises. He's asked me to marry him & I've accepted :)
This is all because of God. We've prayed a lot for each other and wanted to make sure we heard God's voice before anything.
Regardless of what you decide, it's important to be sure the two of you are in agreement, with major life choices, that you can listen & speak to each other, that you can work through any disagreement, and have genuine respect, love & loyalty for one another before making a long term commitment & investing so much of yourselves into something as serious as a lifelong marriage / covenant.
Relationships shouldn't be taken lightly in any way because this is your life that you plan to share & spend with someone else.
My suggestion is lots of prayer & patience. God bless you.