Inside the mind of the boy dating your daughter

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And, hopefully, they will honor you and trust you enough to follow your lead.

But if they don’t follow your advice, as painful as it may be, they may have to experience failure for them to learn for the future.

Ultimately, as you move from being an in control parent to an , you’ll recognize that you simply have to trust and rest in God.

Is there a friendship or relationship in your older teen or adult child’s life that needs to be addressed?

Start the conversation with love by sharing how you love them unconditionally, as I discuss in my blog [click to tweet] Your child will shut down if you start by attacking their friend.

Avoid making statements like, “John is always selfish and controlling with you,” even if you know it’s true.

Share in a comment below some ways you can apply these steps to your situation.

A lot of men have asked me to write down my thoughts on the approach I take to my teenage girls discovery of “boys”. My guide to handling your daughter’s boyfriend without needing to get a shotgun license…

Instead, specifically address the potential red flags you’ve seen as a result of the relationship.3) Will he draw you closer to Jesus (My girls are believers) 4) I want to have a pep talk with him that will stay between me and him unless he tells you what I said. Daughters need to know that their Dads care and are involved. I just wanted you to know how precious my daughter is to me…I mean she is really precious and I love her more than I can explain to you. Please don’t get her to do anything she isn’t happy with.if she says no to something…please bear in mind that she should only need to say that once and Ive asked her to tell me if you don’t listen to her or upset her because its my job to make sure she is safe and happy and I take that job more seriously than nearly everything else in my life.Then, perhaps you can make a suggestion that you both can live with.If it’s a serious relationship that might be heading toward marriage, you may want to give your child these .

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