One of the most important things a dad can do is invest time in taking his little girl out on “dates.” The best part is that daddy-daughter dates do a lot more than simply contribute to quality time and bonding—which is important. But they also serve to set the stage for how your daughter will be treated one day by other men. The way fathers act toward their daughters sets the bar for how she’ll expect her future boyfriends and her future husband to treat her.
Dating your daughter will shape her for the way she dates for marriage. Is she used to a guy holding the door for her? Does she appreciate chivalry? Does she expect a man to listen to her and respect her? That’s all up to Dad…
Of course, no father will get this right every day, every time—they’re human, they sin. They get short tempers and grow frustrated and need time alone. But overall, fathers should be aware of their crucial influence and invest time in teaching their daughters—by example—how others should behave toward them.
Being a woman is tough. Society is convincing women that being feminine equates to being fragile, and they need to be more like a man to succeed or be respected. Yet at the same time, today’s culture objectifies women and seems to grow consistently more sex-obsessed. Daughters need heroic, godly instruction from their dads now more than ever—for such a time as this.
Here are 15 daddy-daughter date ideas for your family to try.
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