Celibacy is not spiritually superior (vs 1).
It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman.
Celibacy is a good thing (Vs 1, 6-7).
I wish that all were like myself.
Singleness for the purpose of slavery to Christ.
Marriage is a challenge amidst persecution.
I think that in view of the present distress it is good for a person to remain as he is. Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do not seek a wife. But if you do marry, you have not sinned, and if a betrothed woman marries, she has not sinned. Yet those who marry will have worldly troubles, and I would spare you that.
Celibacy is not for everyone (vs 7).
I wish all were as I myself am.
Variety of spiritual gifts.
Intimacy in Marriage is a wonderul gift (Vs 2-5).
It’s a safety precaution for passionate desire.
But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband.
Monogamous relationships are the rule.
Authority is given to each partner.
The husband should give to his wife her conjugal rights, and likewise the wife to her husband. For the wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. Likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. Do not deprive one another, except perhaps by agreement for a limited time, that you may devote yourselves to prayer; but then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;