So again, should she find herself alone in the future, at least the family will have some money put by for some inevitably rainy years ahead.3.

Where poorer families are concerned, Sin Sod is a repayment for the money invested in their daughter.

Of course, if we want to know the truth about Sin Sod, the best people to ask are Thai people themselves.

Yet like many Thai customs, I find that foreigners have a gross misconception of what Sin Sod is all about, inherited largely from other misinformed foreigners.

There are generally three reasons for the payment of Sin Sod; they are as follows:1.

Traditionally, the eldest unmarried daughter takes care of her parents until she gets married, and therefore the Sin Sod in some respects replaces that income for the parents.

Now you can see why richer families don’t usually accept this payment or expect it, quite simply because they don’t need it.2.

Once a woman has been married, and/or has kids, the structure of Thai society makes it very hard for her to find a man of decent stature.

-Persons who propagate this devotion shall have their names eternally written in my Heart.

Sacred Heart of Jesus, I believe in Your love for me. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I have asked You for many favors, but I earnestly implore this one. When the Eternal Father looks upon it, He will see it covered with Your Precious Blood. Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You. -I will give to priests the power to touch the most hardened hearts.

Firstly, let’s get one thing straight: Sin Sod is not a dowry.