By Gerard Castillo
When we think of famous persons in history we usually remember their great deeds in the areas of science, politics, art, etc. But for some, their greatest achievement in life was not played out before the public, but rather took place within the private sphere of their marriage. The world may remember them for their extraordinary gifts and accomplishments, but they, at the end of their lives, were most mindful of their greatest love: their spouse.
This book, 16 Marriages That Made History, honors the hidden love adventures of several famous persons in history. It offers concrete examples of historical marriages that transformed these well-known individuals in deep and personal ways. These are not fairy tales of marriages “made in heaven;” they are stories of real people with real struggles, who, through their marriage, were challenged, strengthened, and encouraged to grow in their capacity for love.
In this book, you will learn:
- How marriages can grow stronger through time
- How marriage can provide tremendous strength for facing life’s difficulties
- How people with very different personalities can be completely united in marriage
- How one woman’s selfless love saved her marriage
- How a queen learned to put her husband and her marriage ahead of power
- How one couple’s united search for truth led them to embrace the Catholic Faith
This book will help to restore your confidence in the power of marriage. It is recommended for those just starting out on their marriage journey as well as for those already well advanced along the path.
Gerard Castillo is a professor of Education at the University of Navarra, Spain, where he teaches courses in education, marriage, and family. He is the author of over thirty books on these subjects.