Luther’s Marriage

“The union may have begun as one of conviction and convenience, but over time it grew into a marriage of mutual respect, admiration, and love for both husband and wife. Katharina affectionately referred to Luther as “Doctor,” and his letters to her are peppered with pet names, including “Kitty, my rib” and “Selbander,” which is German for “better half.” He also called her “My Lady,” “My Lord,” and, tongue-in-cheek, “Kette,” which is German for “chains” and a pun on her name.” -Michelle DeRusha, 50 Women Every Christian Should Know


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