On June 13, 1525, Martin Luther popped the question to Katharina von Bora—they married before the end of the day. The Luthers, who were married for 20 years, had six children.
After 61 years of marriage, Loretta and Henry Engeling are deadpan about tying the knot. “You’ll get pneumonia together, you’ll get shingles together and after awhile, you’ll even start to look like each other,” said Loretta Engeling of St. Paul Lutheran , a 2,000-member congregation in New Braunfels, Texas.
At a banquet honoring more than 60 couples and their 40-plus years of marriage, tables held dozens of wedding portraits. The couples are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Braunfels, Texas.
“We don’t recognize the longevity of these marriages as often as we probably should,” said Becky Voges, St. Paul’s congregational life coordinator. “It’s such an encouragement for young couples today.”
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