We see their vocation choices as uniquely theirs- and encourage them to explore all vocations- the married life, the single life and the consecrated religious life.They are by no means perfect because of course we as parents are not perfect.
The purpose of dating is ultimately to find a spouse.
Therefore, one-on-one casual dating before age 18 is pointless.
Most likely early one-on-one dating will lead to heartache.
If you have something sincere to say, by all means say it, or email me, but I will not tolerate ridicule, which is what I got from a number of my college alma mater “connections” last time I posted for young men “Mom’s Rules for Getting the Girl”.
We have six daughters, currently three teenagers, one in her early twenties and the others are 11 and 8.
The comments mostly came from a Linked In group that went ballistic, but there were some on this blog too and I deleted the rudest ones.They are intelligent, talented and beautiful girls, as I’m sure yours are as well.For that reason, later dating is just a better statistical odd for healthy emotional development.You stack the odds in favor of your child when you postpone their one-on-one dating until they are older, when they have more mature social and coping skills, have a stronger sense of self, have been exposed to more situations, and because of this presumably have better manners and skill.In other words, they’ll be better able to handle it.No matter their ages, their father will always look over them with a protective eye.