The point is that, whatever state God has called us to, and whatever we do in life, we can do it to God's glory.
Anyway, it's not just marriage that some people back then thought was icky, but childbirth.
So... material. So blood-related and fleshy. Oh, so declasse.
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The early Christians liked being virgins, they liked being widows and widowers for life, they liked being married and adopting babies who'd been abandoned to die (whether or not they had fertility problems), and they liked being married and having lots and lots of kids. Even if they ended up pregnant in embarrassing or inconvenient circumstances, they refused to abort their kids. All these things weren't fashionable in Greco-Roman society of their day. Some philosophers and cults actually taught that they were evil or non-spiritual. Christians had to fight this constantly.