Dating my daughter questionnaire
We’ve relegated dads to a last-minute interview before engagement when God meant for them to be active, available agents of wisdom and safekeeping. Foolish dads relish the gun-bearing, tough-guy role.
The wise dads relish the opportunity to develop a real, intentional, grace-and-truth relationship with the man who might be tasked with caring for their daughter for the rest of her life.
Did I tell you about the time I fought off an entire platoon of North Vietnamese without a gun? Did you know that Brock Lesner is my daughter's Godfather? If you behave in a manner unbecoming while you're with my daughter, the authorities won't find your body. I love to cook, and one of my favorite utensils is this ten-inch bread knife with the serrated blade. Things didn't turn out so well with the last boy that dated my daughter.
People tell me that when they see him in public he's always glancing over his shoulder with this terrified look on his face. Lulu, my pet Burmese python got our of her cage the other day and I haven't been able to find her.
I'm not the perfect father, and I'm not a child psychologist. I'd like to think that I will consider opinions that don't necessarily jive with mine. If you're a blathering idiot, then all bets are off. Especially when it comes to my theory on my daughters and boyfriends. Any John Wayne western, any Clint Eastwood "Dirty Harry" show, the Godfather trilogy or Hoosiers.
Consider this to be a spot where Dads with daughters can come to share advice, experiences, and humor about the relationships between us and our daughters. My Google alert popped up a blog article last night titled "43 Questions for Fathers to Ask Their Daughters Boyfriend." First of all, any Dad who thinks his daughter will permit him to interrogate her boyfriend for 43 questions worth, is completely detached from reality. If he's never heard of or watched any of those movies, he's most likely a sissy boy and we wouldn't want him around our daughter to begin with.
As a trend, dads seem to be less and less involved in their daughter’s dating.
It actually makes for a dangerous situation because God means for spiritual headship and leadership to be a more seamless handoff, not this disjointed affair that leaves the young woman spiritually and emotionally uncovered from age fifteen until her wedding day.
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.
I wonder if it has anything to do with the family dinner we had with Uncle Vito and the boys? We took my daughter's boyfriend, now ex-boyfriend of course, with us one time up to the cabin, but the doctors couldn't fix the injuries from his hunting accident.
One of the most terrifying moments of a not-yet-married man’s life is meeting his girlfriend’s father. Part of the problem is trying to understand a father’s role in his daughter’s pursuit of marriage.
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Below are 8 questions you need to ask your daughter’s boyfriend.