Faith is the foundation.

On March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Give me liberty or give me death!” speech. His strong words eventually catapulted him and hundreds of others toward an intense battle for freedom with Great Britain.

But the convention hall was not the only place where Henry spoke challenging, wise, and rather uncomfortable words. This trait was exercised in his personal life as well, a fact confirmed by a letter written to his daughter Anne shortly after her marriage in 1786.

The contents of the letter provide detailed advice on how Anne was to best fulfill her new role as wife to Spencer Roane.

But Henry’s advice doesn’t have to be solely for women. In fact, turning it around provides an interesting portrait of characteristics that every young man should look for in a wife. These include the following:


Here. This weekend is all about faith.


Again, thanks to Maggie’s Farm.

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