12 things I want my daughters to know about relationships.
1. You'll sometimes feel like you're running out of time. Relax, breathe, you have time. This is not a race and you're not competing with your friends.
2. Before you say yes, know for sure that he'll pick Jesus over you in a heart beat.
3. God has a part for you in his story. Your marriage is not an end in itself. Marry a man on an adventure with Jesus.
4. Dating gives us massive blind spots. Please make sure you have friends who will tell you the truth about you, him and your relationship. If you're the only one who endorses the relationship, chances are you're missing something big.
5. Who you are is always more important than what you do. It doesn't matter if an angel appears to you and says "He is the one" if your relationship doesn't honor God.
6. Daddy loves you. Always. When you make mistakes (which you will) remember you can always come home to daddy. No matter what. Nothing you say to me will ever change how much I love you.
8. Please talk to mom about boys. She's been there. She'll listen, laugh and cry with you. That's a special season. Please give her that gift.
9. Jesus loves you more than you'll ever know. His love never ever fails and it will never run out on you. The health of your relationship depends on how much you get this truth.
10. There will be plenty of days when he won't be able to give you what you want. That's not only normal, it's the point. Look to Jesus. Be honest. Be raw. Pour your desires to him.
11. Nothing you go through is unique to just you. Seek help. Seek wisdom. Seek counsel. Always.
12. I hope I'm great friends with him. I hope I can be dad to him. I hope he can call me if he ever needs anything. I also look forward to eating some wings and watching the game with him (unless he's an Ohio State fan but I know you wouldn't ever do that to your dad).
13. Marriage is the hardest adventure you'll ever go on. But it's absolutely incredible. The best decision I've ever made was marrying your mom but it was also a decision that I took very very carefully and prayerfully.
Be honest, one to thirteen, which one(s) did you need to hear?
Also, what would you like to emphasize or add to the list? What would you want to tell your kids (or future kids) about relationships?
*P:S- New to our community? Please subscribe for email updates here so you don't miss a thing. It takes less than 5 seconds, It's the coolest and all the cool kids (over 700 of them) are doing it. :)
*P:S:S- Also, let's connect on Facebook.
New to the blog?
Join our incredible community (over 1000 people) and sign up for email updates. It’s free, it’s fast, it’s easy and all the cool kids are doing it. Just enter your email below: