This is fine with me as long as it is okay with my daughter.Otherwise, once you have gone out with my little girl, you will continue to date no one but her until she is finished with you. As you stand in my front hallway, waiting for my daughter to appear, and more than an hour goes by, do not sigh and fidget.
My daughter is putting on her makeup, a process that can take longer than painting the Golden Gate Bridge.
A large part of preparing your teen for a healthy future relationship is helping her first become a healthy who finds her identity in Christ and who isn't looking for a relationship to keep loneliness, insecurity or discontentment at bay.
Mary Anne Locke, a godly friend of mine who raised two daughters, used to gently remind her girls, "The times when you find yourself looking for a boyfriend because you feel like you 'need' one are the seasons when you are actually furthest from being in a healthy place to date someone." Why?
While tensions may be high, a good first impression goes a long way towards improving the situation for everyone in the long run.
While equally important to a son, there's no doubt that a dad plays a unique role in his daughter's life.
Not only does he give her a sense of safety and stability, but he can also guide her through important life challenges just by being a loving male role model.