What do you think the marriage vows would look like for a man who says..
“If such is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.”..when Jesus tells them that marriage is basically for life? That said, I do find the candid response of the disciples to be a bit refreshing. Sadly some today enter marriage with this mindset but are not so candid about their marital attitude. Even so, I think mental duplicity like this is always tested by trials. It is why our vows often include things such as staying faithful to each other in sickness and in poverty.
To men who find it difficult to commit to such marital vows Jesus offers an alternative.
Jesus tells these men that the life of a eunuch is an option for those who cannot commit to marriage for life. I do not believe that Jesus is instructing them to make themselves eunuchs.. as he often did, he is using hyperbolic language to make the point that the alternative to marriage is not sex outside of marriage but abstinence from sex. It was not a popular message then and it is not one now - but it is the command of Christ.
Thank you for my wife Lord. Help my life to be an encouraging force in her life.