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August 3, 2011 / Matt Boswell

Martin Luther on Marriage as a School of Character

“Before I was married,” Martin Luther recalled, “the bed was not made for a whole year and became foul with sweat. But I worked so hard and was so weary I tumbled in without noticing it.” However, when Martin married the runaway nun Katherine Von Bora, whom Luther called Katie, the bed was made, the sheets were changed, and the house was kept clean! But life was not all roses for Luther once he was married. Martin quickly learned that marriage means sacrifice, looking out not only for the needs of yourself but also of your wife and family…. Read the rest of this great article here at The Gospel Coalition.


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