Christians, let us get one thing straight right off of the bat: you should not be made to answer whether Jesus having been married is problematic to Christian theology. Rather, you should note the following...
You may have noticed that in recent years it has become all the rage, particularly in academia, to make references to historical dates not in the traditional manner of BC or AD but rather BCE and CE...
I just finished a two part essay titled: Christ myth: historical Jesus, Mythras, Horus, Inanna , Santa, etc.
As the title implies, it deals with an apparently never ending promulgation of misinformation regarding supposed, alleged and discredited claims that Jesus is comparable if not a mythical figure based upon, other historical figures, legends or myths.
Many atheists, so called skeptics and religious tolerance minded in general claim that the Golden Rule has been known and taught by many regardless of chronology, geography or theology.
In a way, this is a non-issue however, in another way it is a fallacious claim.
"From watching the universalist theology TV show Lost, you would think so. You would also think so it you make a worst mistake of getting your theology from an atheist"—which is indeed, where this particular issue arose.
As I mentioned in my debate with an atheist; truth is not an imperative in an atheistic universe since in such a case survival is all that matters and you can survive by ascertaining empirical truths or by being utterly deluded—it matters not.
On the other hand, in YHVH's universe truth is not only an imperative and ascertainable but truth is a person: the Messiah Jesus.
I thought that it may be instructive to reproduce that discussion here. I have removed the pleasantries so as to only reproduce the relevant portions. Otherwise, the comments are quoted as is with sic and all.
Christopher Hitchens came very close to elucidating why Jesus chose to be our vicarious atonement;
Why does the British national health service never run out of blood, though you're not allowed to charge for it, you have to give it free, and it never runs out of blood?
Because people like to give blood. They want to feel useful. I like to do it, I like it very much and I'm not a masochist and I don't particularly like being stuck, but someone gains a pint and I don't lose one because I replenish it quite quickly.