The path of life you follow, married or unmarried, is the will of God. For, many times people desire one thing, while the call of God is otherwise. The married state is good, as is the unmarried; the celibate state is better and higher, for the unmarried man is interested in how to please God, while the married man thinks of how to please his wife and the world. God doesn’t force anyone, neither into the married nor into the unmarried state. On his own, man must choose one path or the other. If one hesitates as to which of the two paths to follow, let him pray fervently, with compunction and piety, that God might reveal it to him.
– Elder Philotheos (Zervakos) (1894-1980)