First of all let's start where every Christian is supposed to start in everything they do. If it is a man and they have read the Word they usually quote 1st Corinthians emphasizing the "seek not a wife" part with a pained look on there face.To put it bluntly, if you have not already decided to follow God's Word (Christ) you are in for one hell of a life, because you will reap what you sow. IF you are a Christian, that means you have voluntarily chosen to be measured by a different ruler.It's called the Word of God, not what the world thinks is right.
Marriage helped to strengthen the community by bonding its members together and maintaining social order.
Courtship and Marriage Introduction Until the eighteenth century, arranged marriages were commonplace.
Strategic marriages reaffirmed a family’s social position, launched a young man’s political or economic career, and offered the woman economic security.
Galatians The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; Ephesians 5:3 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people.
Colossians 3:5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry.