(NASB)1 Corinthians 7:38-40 So then both he who gives his own virgin daughter in marriage does well, and he who does not give her in marriage will do better.  A wife is bound as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.  But in my opinion she is happier if she remains as she is; and I think that I also have the Spirit of God. This whole idea of doing better is what puzzles me. Do single people really do better spiritually? Sometimes the opposite seems to be true. What do you think?