While I agree with the premise of the article(which I interpret as the need of
woman to have self-respect) I really hate 2 things about this article.1) Over flowery language. It's a little over the top. It kind of takes
the position that his daughter will never do anything wrong. No one is perfect.
I hated being told when I was getting married "you don't deserve your
wife!" Marriage is about both feeling lucky to be together. 2)
Why does every personal thing need to be shared? Why does he have to put it on
a blog at all? I would like to think the intention of the letter was for the
benefit of the daughter and not because the writer was actively thinking about
how is reader's would react, I just doubt it.
absurd... I am pretty sure that he deems it his wive's duty to keep him
Ronnie,You may have missed the part where he says "If you can
remember that everyone else is worthy of interest also, the battle of your life
will be mostly won."I loved this article. Thank you for
@happytobehereNope, didn't miss it. It was just the least
offensive part of the article. The rest of it was awful.
It's people like certain commenters on this article that make fathers of
young daughters worry that their daughters won't be able to find a decent
Nauseating…Of course everyone should feel worthy and no doubt
a practicing psychologist sees their fair share of people who don’t (which
perhaps explains an oversensitivity to that affliction), but the underlying
message here seems to be “just bask in the glory that is you and expect
others you love to do the same.”Sounds like advice from a
young, immature person who has never been married, or at least not longer than
the initial honeymoon period. When the butterflies-in-stomach feelings wear off,
most marriages will require a steady stream of intentions to stay engaged,
communicate and yes, keep each other interested. To believe
otherwise will set most people up for many unmet expectations.
The good presents ain't under the Christmas tree.
words to my son for before he was married 5 years ago....Put Jesus
Christ FIRST in your life always and forever and everything else will be taken
care of. Temptations will have no effect and you will always have love and
respect for your wife regardless of her dress size. He later told me that was
the BEST advise he had ever gotten on marriage.