Too many teenagers are being permanently scarred by the dating game.
We think it’s time for parents to take a long, hard look at teenagers and dating, and to develop a fresh approach, prayerfully determine limits, and train your child to hold fast to the boundaries that you set.
APPLICATION FOR PERMISSION TO DATE MY DAUGHTER NOTE: This application will be incomplete and rejected unless accompanied by a complete financial statement, job history, lineage, and current medical report from your doctor. ) _______________________________ ________________________________ Mother's Signature Father's Signature _______________________________ ________________________________ Pastor/Priest/Rabbi State Representative/Congressman Thank you for your interest, and it had better be genuine and non-sexual. You will be contacted in writing if you are approved.
(you might watch your back) To prepare yourself, start studying Daddy's Rules for Dating. One person says that this "was written by John Sherbondy of Council Bluffs, Iowa. Let's just say that the assurance of the love and protection of her father is something she still welcomes.She couldn't wipe the smile off of her face when he got home last night. First, if your daughter knows in advance what you will be asking and is prepared for what it will be like, she will usually feel honored, protected, and loved.All our girls know this is normal procedure at our house. Second, because the interview takes place well before the date, dads can evaluate the young man’s character in advance.What we have is a youth culture with far too many liberties and not nearly enough parental involvement and boundaries. A number of years ago, our friend Jerry Wunder shared with us the benefits of interviewing our daughters’ dates.We’ve been doing it ever since and found the benefits to be enormous.This young man even said to my husband (more than once) that he thought it was cool that he cared that much about his daughter and that he was glad they talked.As the mother of a "tween" son I hope and pray that the fathers of the girls he wants to spend time with sit him down and cause him to recognize the standard of conduct and care they expect for their daughter. The real question might be, what does our daughter think about this whole interview thing?It appeared in his wifes column in the Nonpareil Newspaper called Kippies Corner." (abt. Last night was one of those nights where my hubby proved to be my hero yet again.