I love this resource: And the Bride Wore White by Dannah Gresh. It’s really designed to be a study for moms and daughters, but I think it’s a book that dads should read as well. Here’s one concept that will give you a taste…
“Let me ask you something. In your dating relationships, are you a “trashable” Styrofoam cup, an everyday ceramic mug that is easily replaceable, or a valuable, priceless teacup? It’s all in the presentation.”
Have a conversation with your daughter…
- Is she a Styrofoam cup that will be used once and thrown away?
- Is she a comfortable ceramic mug that gets used daily but is just really kind of clunky and generic?
- Or, is she a priceless tea cup that must be handled with care, treasured and cherished?
I know moms and dads who have taught this concept to their daughters. Ask them before they leave the house… Does what you’re wearing say Styrofoam cup, ceramic mug or tea cup?
Here are some other great resources as well:
Strong Fathers Strong Daughters by Meg Meeker
Bringing Up Girls by Dr. James Dobson
5 Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney
52 Things Daughters Need from Their Dads by Jay Payleitner