What are parents to do when their daughter expresses interest in dating? For starters, set your inner ostrich aside. This is not the time to hide a head in the sand, although I must admit I contemplated hiding mine! When faced with the four-lettered word, D-A-T-E, grab godly diligence and walk with confidence.
Many good parenting books exist. You’ve likely read several already and have held general conversations with your daughter. But what if much of the input simply proves too conservative or liberal for your family’s flavor when it comes down to the nitty-gritty of a first date? That happened in my family. We weren’t of the “wait until you’re 5,000 years old to date” camp -- maybe that’s an exaggeration -- but we did want to take a wise and somewhat conservative approach while still allowing our teenagers to date.
Following are five ways that helped us prepare our teenage daughter for her first date. Perhaps one or more will benefit you, too.
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