Saint Maximos on Marriage and Celibacy

Or, again, the disciples learned that the mysteries of marriage and celibacy stand equally next to the Word, insofar as marriage did not impede Moses from becoming a lover of the divine glory, whereas Elijah remained completely free of any marital bond, for the Word of God proclaims that he mystically adopts as His sons those who live in either of these ways through reason and in accordance with the divinely established laws concerning them.

— Saint Maximos the Confessor, Ambiguum 10