There are many arenas and aspects of life in general that as their dad I would love my daughters to have knowledge of so they can be wise in their decision-making. Equipped with a diverse set of experiences, self-confidence, and healthy relationships should position them to live out their purpose realizing their dreams. Having a sense of security, real beauty, and authentic marriage in the future will require faith, fresh perspective, and courage to withstand distractions. They will need to drown out the noises of negativity and illusion images to realize their desires. To do that there are three things every dad wants his daughter to know.
The foremost thing I want them to know is that they are daughters of The King. They need to know that our God is Sovereign; He reigns!.
Having a relationship with God, who created the heavens and the earth and everything in it, is paramount. All the things their heart’s desire and need will come from Him. Maintaining such a perspective and position in Christ will provide the blessed assurance that provision for whatever situation or circumstance is readily available to them. They can always find protection, peace, and victory through The King.
I want my daughters to also know how beautiful they are inside and out. They need to know that they were fearfully and wonderfully made, a unique creation in their mother’s womb that was set apart for victory.
They have been equipped with everything they need to accomplish their goals and realize their dreams according to their purpose.
I also want them to know when it comes to dating and finding a future husband, men can see their physical appearance and it is important, but not as much as they think. An authentic man of God cannot stay solely focused on their physical appearance, he desires much more than that. There has to be an initial level of attraction for both parties, but if it stays there than that relationship will remain shallow. Life is challenging, God’s design for marriage requires strong communication, partnership, and sacrificial love.
Reflect on a call for husbands.
It would be pretty difficult to die for someone just because they look good. I’m certain that sounds silly, but isn’t it true that you also have to connect spiritually, emotionally, or have an admiration for their character.
My attraction to their mother was not just because she is physically beautiful, but she is ambitious, intelligent, thoughtful, creative, a team player, and leader. A key scripture that is helpful not only evaluating a future mate, but relationships in general is Matthew 7:16.
You can know the heart of a person by the fruit of their words and actions. Our daughters cannot let a man sweet talk or ‘run game’ on them without evaluating the fruit. It will certainly be revealed, so they need to keep their eyes and ears open.
Collectively, these are the three core things I want my daughters to know. Everything else will work itself out because they will have the right attitude, knowledge, and confidence to navigate life accordingly. We’ll be there to support and encourage them along the way, but we are far from perfect and will make mistakes. Therefore, the importance of directing our daughters toward a perfect God.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on these things and others you are equipping your daughters with!