In honor of my friends Michal and Elizabeth, whose wedding I have the honor of officiating today, I offer these words of wisdom from John Piper:
You ask: “What is at all compelling about marriage? Why would we even want to be married?”
The “compelling” comes only from the right combination of internal realities and objective truths about God’s design for marriage. When the right combination is not there, marriage is not compelling and should not be. I would say the same thing about singleness.