Being parents of two beautiful God’s girls, we have been praying for our princesses future husbands. But even amongst Christian friends, this is a weird topic at times.
I have dear friends who don’t understand our families outlook on the whole ‘dating’ thing and I’m sure think that we are a little weird in our raising of our daughters. But you know.. none of that matters because that is what God has put on our hearts. And I know when reading books like this one, it’s confirmation that it IS what God’s desire is for our family.
Voddies Baughman does an EXCELLENT job in this book teaching on what Marriage is truly about, what ‘multi-generational’ families are all about, and how Father’s play a VERY IMPORTANT role in the giving of marriage with their daughters. He also teaches to the fathers of son’s and what their roles are as a Christian man and as one that will one day be asking for someone’s daughters hand in marriage.
This books is right on the money when it comes to hold young AND older men accountable to their God given roles.
One point that struck my DH and I both, is that a father is not to sit around and just ‘hope’ that a good man shows up for his daughter. He is to be playing an active role in her life and be setting an example of what she should be looking for in a future husband.
If any of you desire for your daughters or sons to have a blessed, happy, and long lasting marriage, I suggest you get a copy of this book now.
More information from Crossway.org:
All parents want their daughters to marry godly young men. But which qualities, specifically, should they be looking for?
What will you say when that certain young man sits down in your living room, sweaty-palmed and tongue-tied, and asks your permission to marry your daughter? What criteria should he meet before the two of them join together for life? What He Must Be… If He Wants to Marry My Daughter outlines ten qualities parents should look for in a son-in-law, including trustworthiness, a willingness to lead his family, an understanding of his wife’s role, and various spiritual leadership qualities.
Author Voddie Baucham follows up on his popular book Family Driven Faith with this compelling apologetic of biblical manhood. By studying the principles outlined in his book, parents who want their daughter to marry a godly man—as well as those who want their sons to become godly men—will be well equipped to help their children look for and develop these God-honoring qualities.