A dad's letter to his little girl (about her future husband)

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  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 3:31 p.m.

    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.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Nov. 15, 2013 2:02 p.m.

    The good presents ain't under the Christmas tree.

  • Tyler D Meridian, ID
    Nov. 15, 2013 8:58 a.m.


    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.

  • UteMiguel Go Utes, CA
    Nov. 14, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    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 guy.

  • Ronnie W. Layton, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 1:45 p.m.


    Nope, didn't miss it. It was just the least offensive part of the article.

    The rest of it was awful.

  • happytobehere Fillmore, Utah
    Nov. 14, 2013 1:33 p.m.


    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 sharing.

  • My3girls fort worth , TX
    Nov. 14, 2013 1:11 p.m.

    absurd... I am pretty sure that he deems it his wive's duty to keep him interested.

  • Ronnie W. Layton, UT
    Nov. 14, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    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.