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John McArthur said: "The married person’s interests are divided between the earthly and the heavenly. And so it should be. It is not that the married believer has divided spiritual loyalties or that the unmarried is more spiritually faithful. Many married believers are holy in the sense of being highly devoted to the Lord, and many single believers are divided in their spiritual interests.

Married Christians should not feel guilty about being married and unmarried Christians should not feel guilty about getting married. Marriage does not prevent great devotion to the Lord, and singleness does not guarantee it. But singleness has fewer hindrances and more advantages. It is easier for a single person to be single-minded in the things of the Lord. The married Christian has no choice...He cannot be faithful to the Lord if he is unfaithful to his family: 'If anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an unbeliever.'"

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