8 Reasons I KNOW I Have a Good Man

BY: - 5 Dec '13 | Marriage

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This past weekend, I spent the entire weekend with my husband, kid-free (a very rare opportunity). After we wrapped up Thanksgiving dinner at my sister’s house, we said goodnight to the kiddos while they stayed for a sleepover. I was already excited because he had told me he would be off from Friday to Sunday. But then he surprised me on Thanksgiving Day by telling me he had taken that night off too (can’t remember the last Thanksgiving he didn’t have to work). I wanted to cry because I was so excited. For the first time in a long time, we weren’t going to have to rush through meals and visiting our families.

But even better, we were able to just reconnect and spend some long, overdue quality time together. We had planned on venturing out and doing a bunch of activities. But it was nice to just enjoy the peace and quiet, and reflect on the blessing of his love for me. This past weekend made me think about all the characteristics  I love about my husband, and all of the things that any woman or wife should be blessed with in her current or future husband.

BMWK: Here are 8 ways I KNOW I have a good man. Check them out and if you know you have a good man, let us and him know by leaving him a shout out in the comments below.

1. The Supporter

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There is nothing that I have ever told my husband I wanted to do or pursue, that he called me crazy or didn't support. I know that even though we may not see eye-to-eye on a situation, he will support whatever decision I make.

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Christine St. Vil wrote 153 articles on this blog.

Christine St.Vil is co-author of the Whose Shoes Are Your Wearing: 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want to Be. A happy wife to an amazing hubby of 8 years, and homeschooling mother of three, she teaches moms how to FLY (First Love Yourself). She uses her corporate background to work with women who are ready to start a new business, accelerate their career growth & design a life they love. She's on a mission to help moms to battle the mom guilt epidemic, so they can begin to put themselves first on their never-ending list of priorities.


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4 WordPress comments on “8 Reasons I KNOW I Have a Good Man

  1. Cetina Thompson

    Giving a huge shout out to my hubby whom God has blessed me with…Hardworking, Handsome,Loving,and Considerate…what more can I ask for….Love Ya Much Mr. Jeffrey Thompson Sr.

  2. Ti

    This was such a humbling read for myself. The man that God has provided me with is all of these things and soo much more and I always show appreciation to him for these things. But sometimes we can forget exactly what our spouse is to us and what they mean to us in our lives and this was a beautiful reminder that I DO have a GREAT man of God!! Thank you for the reminder!

    1. Christine St. Vil Post author

      I agree Ti, thanks for sharing! It’s so easy to get caught up and even take them for granted at times. So I really try to be conscious of that myself and just continue to thank God for blessing me with such an amazing hubby! Continued blessings to you and your husband 🙂

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10 Interesting Historical Marriage Facts, #6 May Surprise You

BY: - 6 Dec '13 | Marriage

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Do you ever wonder what marriage was like in the past? Do you know how marriage came to be or why the wedding ring is worn on the left hand? Listed below are some interesting historical facts about marriage from different cultures that may surprise you.

1. Marriage can be traced back to St. Paul who compared marriage between a man and woman to the relationship between Jesus and the Church.

2. People married for money. Yes this was probably the number one reason for marriage back in the day. The parents of the bride and groom wanted to align their families to ensure money and power stayed amongst them.

3. Money and or gifts were given to the families. In the past, the bride’s family gave money to the groom’s family, known as a dowry and sometimes the groom’s family gave money or a gift to the bride’s family known as the bride price.

4. There was no dating. Men didn’t have to spend any money on the bride- to-be since she was guaranteed. Most of the time, the couple didn’t spend any time together until after the wedding ceremony.

5. The engagement ring dates back to the ancient Romans.  The roundness represents eternity and is worn on the left finger because it was thought that a vein ran from that finger to the heart.

6. Polygamy was common throughout history and in a few cultures, one woman married multiple men.

7. In the 1500’s there were no ceremonies or witnesses so anyone could say they were married. It wasn’t until 1953 that the Council of Trent declared that marriages had to take place in front of a priest and two witnesses and in today’s times it can take place in front of several hundred guests.

8. Marriage had nothing to do with love. Instead of aligning families, marriage eventually became a device for saving men and women from being sinful, and for the purpose of having children. Love wasn’t a necessary ingredient for marriage during this time, which leads to fact #9.

9. In the early church, a man could divorce his wife if she wouldn’t have sex with him. Too funny! I wonder how long a man would wait.

10. It is estimated that the majority of all marriages throughout history were between first and second cousins. Marrying cousins remain common throughout the world, especially in the Middle East.

Marriage has evolved over the centuries from an arrangement between families, to a way to have sex without sin to a romantic union between two people. So now that you know these few facts about marriage, do you think the concept has changed much?

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Latoya Irving wrote 99 articles on this blog.

Latoya Irving is a former Air Force brat who loves writing about relationships, and family. She believes God should be the center of both. She is married with two kids and currently live in Texas.


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