Dating fathers with daughters
When money is tight, they can choose from no-cost and low-cost things (e.g., parks, hikes or going for ice cream).When we can afford it, we might go to an event that fits my children’s interests.I’ve had dates with my daughters over the years and by God’s grace, have wonderful relationships with them. If you put your mind to it, you can probably come up with quite a few things you truly appreciate about your daughter.6) Best Chocolate Ever Date. (If you’re ever in Portland, Oregon you’ve got to check out Cocao) 7) Chick Flick Date. Recently, I took all my girls, including Lisa, to a store, gave them a budget and sat in a quiet place while they shopped (they liked it! Afterwards, we stopped at Dairy Queen for Blizzards. In just about every town/city large or small there are many outdoor summer concerts that are often free of charge.But, I can tell you, I wish I would have dated them far more than I let life dictate to me. Invite her to go on a walk with you and surprise her with a blanket and picnic lunch. Ask your wife for suggestions on a “chick flick” your daughter might like. Scout in advance for something you feel would be appropriate and interesting for your girl and tell her to keep the dates open on the calendar. You’re not going to do this one every day but, do it once and she’ll remember it for a lifetime. These days musicals tour all over the country and appear at just about every major city.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?Dad-daughter dates are an opportunity to spend quality time and show the real-life expectation of a spouse for your daughter.
It’s not enough to just do these activities, though.
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.