The Reformation of Marriage

It wasn’t love at first sight. Not by a mile. In fact, even after finding himself somewhat cornered and agreeing to marry her, Martin Luther said of Katharina von Bora,“I feel neither passionate love nor burning for her.” 

Not exactly what you’d call an eHarmony success story . . . at least not at first.

Happily, the story doesn’t end there. Marriage to the strong renegade nun turned Protestant would bring about a second reformation in the infamous reformer’s stony heart, not to mention some significant changes in his hard-held views of women. It’s one of my favorite stories of the Reformation and the saga of a remarkable Blessed Alliance that was unlikely from the start.

To hear the whole story of Martin and Katie Luther, told my my favorite Reformation Historian, come hear Dr. Frank A. James on The Reformation of Marriage, Christ Church of Hamilton and Wenham, Sunday, January 23, at 10:15am

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2 Responses to The Reformation of Marriage

  1. Kelley says:

    Does the church provide a telecast?? Or perhaps Frank will write this story up in article form for those of us who can't quite get there this weekend. We can all hope!


  2. Peggy says:

    Oh yes, I hope that we will get to share in this either through the written word or via web.


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