There’s a special bond between a father and daughter. Between a Daddy and his little girl. Lots of love, lots of loyalty, lots of protection against a dubious world……if you’re lucky.
If you’re lucky, maybe he’s the one who could always make you laugh. Maybe he’s the one who showered you with compliments and confidence when he said, “You’re beautiful!” Maybe he’s the one who tucked you into bed at night and told you stories about grizzly bears and princesses. And I’m certain he’s the one into whose arms you sank when you took your first big jump into a swimming pool.
Fathers are extremely important to their daughter’s growth into a strong woman with convictions. A little girl sees her own worth in her father’s eyes, and she never forgets it. If she doesn’t see herself reflected as someone good, beautiful, smart, and someone he wants to be around–then look for problems. She will act out her lack in some way. According to many studies, she may ‘look for love and attention in all the wrong places.,’ the love and attention she didn’t receive as a child.
A daughter will often marry a man with traits like her father’s. Good traits, or bad traits.
If you’re a father, ask yourself this question: Do I want my daughter to marry someone like Me?
If the answer is no, you may have some work to do.