Dating your daughter
The much-anticipated introduction is an unending fountain of humor for friends and family, but it’s more often an occasion for horror for the young man. In today’s ideal scenario, she brings home a guy the whole family can love, and the rest is matrimony. How about if she moved and met her man far away from home?
The moment is a mountain to overcome in almost any relationship, but I believe it’s a mountain we, as Christians, can capture for the good of the daughter, the suitor, and the father.
But here’s a hard reality: if you raise that daughter, she’ll likely intimidate her fair share of “nice Christian boys” as well.
The unsuitable suitor finds nothing more terrifying than a woman who knows her worth to God and to her family.
She does not need the belated braggadocio of your intentions to protect her from slouchy-pants fools when she’s a teen.