Christian parents and dating

Completely apart from Isaac, Abraham sends another guy off to find his son a wife.Some code words and a camel ride later, Isaac and Rebekah are tented and covenanted in love.Pithy parables or intimidating mandates or climactic conversation (really) can be helpful, but so much more can be accomplished over time together.Let your first couple conversations be about him, and not her. Study his relationships with his friends and family.

It probably should be said here that you might consider giving the daughter you raised the benefit of the doubt that she picked well, at least before coming to any quick conclusions.

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.

In the first pages of Scripture, we find that great love story of Isaac and Rebekah.

If you talk to some Christian dads of daughters, you’d think every young man was a drug lord, pimp, or terrorist. Dad might have the perception that every man is a walking caricature of the most discouraging trends today: laziness, selfishness, sexual immorality, entitlement, and worse.

dad might have an unbalanced or unfair standard: the guy who graduated top of his class at the age of eleven, started his own business, built the brand-new building for his church, and single-handedly rescued a third-world country from a corrupt regime (or something like that).

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