Eight Questions I’m Going to Ask the Young Man Who Wants to Marry My Daughter
I have three daughters (ages 20, 17, and 14), and my oldest is very interested in a young man at our church. This has prompted me to consider what I, as their father, should be thinking about in regard to the young men who will want to marry them. I’m going to list my questions here, and if the reader desires to see each question explained, read this longer article.
- Do you love God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength?
- Are you committed to the local church?
- Do you know what love is?
- Do you know how to lead?
- Do you live out godly character?
- Are you in a position to financially support my daughter?
- Can you identify my daughter’s weaknesses and sin struggles?
- Are you ready to be a parent?
I know that there are other questions one could add (e.g., what do you want to be if you grow up?), but I’m trying to approach this subject with a bit more seriousness, especially considering the fact that wedding bells may be nearer than I thought (or maybe it’s just that my eldest daughter and I have aged more quickly than expected).