He also made it clear that he wanted to marry me and directed our courtship with that end in mind.
I had to learn how to relate to him in a healthy and Christ-centered way and it was a painful but fruitful period of intense personal growth.
May the good Lord guide our every step towards His most Sacred Heart! You can share in Melody’s journey of hope and joy at her blog, Blossoming Joy: A Journal of Home Education, Christian Womanhood and the Pursuit of Sanctity.
Recommended Reading: For those with dating teens, I highly recommend a small book called by Anthony Buono.
Usually Bill and his daughter made small talk on their brief ride home. Bill was concerned about the growing emotional distance between them. for now.” A tense silence filled the car as it eased forward and stopped in the driveway.* Bill is definitely a courageous dad, pressing into a relational hot spot where most parents fear to tread.
well, that might be a different story.” It is much simpler with my 13-year old daughter: Your burka is coming in the mail today. The beauty of Christian life is not about being holed up in restrictive darkness, but in the blazing glory of the freedom of authentic love.
The entire purpose of my parenthood is to pass the key to that freedom and joy on to my kids.
We need to sit our boys down when they start to date, and tell them, “This is what I expect of you when you take a girl out. You don’t take her to parties where there’s drugs or alcohol or anything she is going to be exposed to that is going to undermine her.
You don’t have to be cleaning your guns and all that stuff.