If we don’t treat our own and others’ hearts carefully, there will be a lot of pain and bleeding. Not only does this system teach our youth to give themselves emotionally to someone whom they will never marry, it sets the groundwork for divorce by cultivating a dissatisfaction for what has been given to them, longing to try something different or “better”.A broken heart is no small matter, as so many of us know from experience. Contemporary society had fostered this with the rise of feminism, Hollywood’s romantic expressions of “love”, the accessibility of transportation (cars, trucks, vans), couple oriented dances, and the deterioration of the fathers roll in both family and culture.Fathers, it is your job to protect your daughters, in the face of tears, arguments, and fainting fits.We are not given to them to be popular, or their friends, More harm comes to many of us through dating than in any other way.
I bought into the theory that dating was wrong and that the only way to find God’s one and only match for my life would be to wait for Him. If you feel “right” together, if you’re having fun, if there’s passion and pleasure, then it must be a good relationship. Don’t get me wrong, I love my boys with all my heart (all 6 of them), but there is something very special about my daughters that delights me like nothing else.Their smile, their sweet innocence (relatively speaking), their desire to please me in most things that they do. I was so afraid of playing the dating game, however, that I stayed in the relationship far longer than I should have. But the longer the relationship progressed, the more I was certain that it was not the right fit for my life.