Sunday, February 7, 2010


Dear potential son-in-law:

Thank you for your interest in dating my daughter. While I appreciate your desire to get to know my beautiful daughter better, I feel it is my duty to inform you of a few things in advance. It might save us both some time and trouble in the long run. First, you should understand that my daughters are being raised as ladies, not merely women. This means they will expect you to treat them like a lady. If you do not plan to open their doors for them, ring the doorbell to pick them up, pay for the date without expecting "anything in return", and walk them to the door when they return home, then don't bother coming in the first place. As a Christian lady, they will also expect your language and behavior to be honorable to the Lord. After all, I've told them that you never know who you will fall in love with. If a boy does not seem worthy of consideration as a potential spouse, then don't waste your time dating him. And on the subject of dating and marriage, we have also explained to them that sex is a gift that should be reserved for marriage. If you don't feel the same, then feel free to go date someone else.
I realize that all of these thoughts and boundaries will greatly reduce the number of potential suitors for my daughters, and I couldn't be happier about that. From what I've seen, there isn't much to choose from, and I'm hoping to save them a great deal of trouble and heart ache, by weeding out the bad ones before you ever even bother calling this house.
Now if, per chance, you do make it through the selection process and are fortunate enough to one day marry my daughter, there is one more thing you should expect. They have been taught to love, support, and honor you as the head of their house. They will be able to freely do this, because, as a Godly husband, you will be loving them more than you love your own life, and therefore, will always have their best interest at heart in your decisions. Their father and I are already praying for you, and I look forward to meeting you. (just not for a long time yet, ok?)


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