How does a dad deal with a dating dauaghter
Anyone who’s tried and failed to get married reads that simplicity with at least a little bit of longing. Wait for the day dad sends her to Minneapolis on a camel? While we can certainly learn about love and marriage from Isaac and Rebekah, I don’t think God intended it to be a manual for getting married in twenty-first-century America.
I do think, though, that we may be facing greater evils in our Christian homes today than handpicking fathers.
Either way, fathers need to hear that there are lots of young men who have believed the gospel, have been rescued from much of the worldliness around them, are demonstrating trajectories of the fruit of the Spirit, but are still immature.This kind of immaturity might be a reason to press pause on a relationship, or at least slow things down, but it should not be an excuse for dads to withdraw altogether.What if these dads leaned into these young men at this point?At the same time, remember that even with the “good guy” a résumé can’t replace some regular contact.She’s worth it — her faith, safety, and well-being — to spend some time seeing him for yourself.