One of the most important decisions we make is who, when, or if we are going to marry. Our culture teaches that marriage is about our own personal happiness. Therefore, we should choose to marry someone only insofar as that person makes us happy.
The new Christians in the Corinthian church inherited that same mindset from their culture. So, Paul teaches them to look at marriage as an opportunity to sacrificially commit to another person in Christ. (Paul does talk about leaving a marriage partner who will not live in peace with his/her spouse; See 1 Corinthians 7:15)
Paul says that our decision to marry is about how and where we want to serve God. Some might even choose not to marry if that means they can serve God in other capacities. This might sound like foolishness to the world, but it is God’s wisdom to live a meaningful life of godly commitments.
Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 7