A father of four daughters himself, Dennis Rainey shoots straight with fathers about protecting their daughters by drawing proper boundaries.Hear what this protection does for the daughters, their dates, and the fathers themselves."I wish I knew how to develop a better relationship with my daughter," my friend commented. If she is not having a love life yet, she may either feel happy or sad about that."As she gets older, it just seems that we have less to talk about. As you talk, you can reassure her about who she is and what she has to offer in a relationship at the right time and in the right place.4. " Girls can find themselves in a world of conflict about their future.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.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.
They work at almost any age, but the sooner you start, the more effective they will be at helping you reconnect when the relationship has suffered.1. " This question will open a door with your daughter if you don't let her stop with the dreaded answer, "Fine." If she sounds like she is avoiding the issue, ask some clarifying questions. Talking about how to make good decisions is an important role for any parent.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?One secret Hollywood moguls know is that if they can get 18-year-old males to a movie, it will be a blockbuster. Because those young men will take their girlfriends with them to see it. Most boys will not go and see flicks girls want to see. The guys our daughters date/court/hang-out with wield a tremendous influence. Start with, “Why are you interested in dating my child? If your child’s date seems shiftless, that’s a warning sign. So dads, how much do you really know about the young man your daughter has a crush on? The basics Be sure to ask for his/her cell phone number, address and the names and phone number of his parents.