"Ever since we got back from Christmas break, my roommate had been talking about how she needed a date to her formal, but she has been studying so hard for the MCAT that she hasn't been able to go out and meet people.She kept complaining, so I decided to take matters into my own hands!In the first pages of Scripture, we find that great love story of Isaac and Rebekah.
And nothing will be better for him long term, whether or not he marries her.
Pithy parables or intimidating mandates or climactic conversation (really) can be helpful, but so much more can be accomplished over time together.
I do think, though, that we may be facing greater evils in our Christian homes today than handpicking fathers.
The options could be described like this: In one case, a daughter’s father . For whatever reason — distance, disagreement, divorce, disinterest — dad is out of the picture, and the wedding happens anyway. The relationship with the young woman didn’t end in marriage, and that was hard, but God used the dad to mature, correct, and encourage me.
He might attend, but he had nothing to do with the union. If dad has typically picked, approved, conceded, or disappeared — what if instead dad in him and preparing him to make much of Jesus in dating and marriage? But the faithful father of a girl I wanted to date modeled some things for me I’d never experienced before. I have lots of affection, respect, and appreciation for him, and we’re still friends today.
If discipleship — or “dating” your daughter’s boyfriend — sounds like it might be a more effective method than what you’ve tried (or intended to try), here are six pieces of counsel for engaging young men interested in your little girl.It probably should be said here that you might consider giving the daughter you raised the benefit of the doubt that she picked well, at least before coming to any quick conclusions.At the same time, remember that even with the “good guy” a resume can’t replace some regular contact."So afterward I decided to make one, so if it ever came up again I could use it in my favor." In fact, he never even wound up meeting the girl."Ashley informed me that the mysterious suitor has since asked another guy to formal.I never actually talked with the girl who originally needed a date, just Ashley, who originally made the Facebook post," he said.But as good as ideal sounds, it’s hard to find that picture in the Bible, and ultimately it’s far too simple for most not-yet-married realities anyways. What if she’s still single at 25, 30, maybe even 40?