Nerses married a princess and together they had their son, Isaac who became St. Isaac the Great, a bishop and martyr. Later, after his wife passed away, Nerses began working in the court of the King of Armenia. He eventually became a bishop, and was exiled and poisoned because he spoke up against the immoral behavior of the king. His son followed in his footsteps, marrying, then becoming a monk at the death of his wife. Isaac also helped reform the church in Armenia, allowing it to thrive for future generations.