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Bible question (Tim 5)

I was reading my Bible a few minutes ago and found this passage. I dont know what to think:

Timothy 5:11-14 (NIV)
"As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry. Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge. Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things they ought not to. So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander."

Uh...what "pledge" is Paul talking about? Is it the pledge that ends in "til death do us part"? What are widows doing wrong if they remarry? And If they are doing wrong to remarry, why does Paul say "So I counsel younger widows to marry"? Dont you think Paul is being a little judgemental/presumptuous to say that the widows will do all these bad things?

Can somebody please explain what it is Paul is trying to say?

Thank you,
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