What I want is for you to be free of concern. An unmarried man concerns himself with the Lord's affairs,
with how to please the Lord; but the married man concerns himself with the world's affairs, with how to please his wife;
and he finds himself split. Likewise the woman who is no longer married or the girl who has never been married concerns herself with the Lord's affairs, with how to be holy both physically and spiritually; but the married woman concerns herself with the world's affairs, with how to please her husband.
I am telling you this for your own benefit, not to put restrictions on you - I am simply concerned that you live in a proper manner and serve the Lord with undivided devotion.
Now if a man thinks he is behaving dishonorably by treating his fiancée this way, and if there is strong sexual desire, so that marriage is what ought to happen; then let him do what he wants - he is not sinning: let them get married.
But if a man has firmly made up his mind, being under no compulsion but having complete control over his will, if he has decided within himself to keep his fiancée a virgin, he will be doing well.
So the man who marries his fiancée will do well, and the man who doesn't marry will do better.
A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives, but if the husband dies she is free to marry anyone she wishes, provided he is a believer in the Lord.
However, in my opinion, she will be happier if she remains unmarried, and in saying this I think I have God's Spirit.