Dads against daughters dating application
We, as the church, need to be vigilant — and train our girls to be vigilant — to identify and guard them from such men.
At the same time, there are a lot of good men who simply need to learn and grow.
Nothing will help you discern if this young man can love your daughter more clearly than a relationship.
And nothing will be better for him long term, whether or not he marries her.
These kinds of complexities can make honoring parents, setting expectations, and finding husbands feel hopeless.
As a trend, dads seem to be less and less involved in their daughter’s dating.
I do think, though, that we may be facing greater evils in our Christian homes today than handpicking fathers. 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 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?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.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 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.