Now that I have a daughter of my own, from time to time I think about the kind of boys she might like one day (when she’s 45, of course.)
Now look, don’t go crazy on me. I’m not one of those anti-feminist, uber patriarchal dads. I’m just saying, I have ideas about the kind of guy I would prefer my daughter date.
There are lots of things I wouldn’t care about: I wouldn’t care if he was Auburn fan. And in Alabama, that’s a big deal. We could still watch the game together on Saturdays. If he happens to be a hunter or if he’s all into cars, he’d still be welcome in my artsy-fartsy home. We don’t have to have a ton in common in order for him to be welcome.
I wouldn’t even care if he showed up on our front steps with tattoos and a nose ring. I won’t be nearly as concerned with his outward appearance as I am his character and overall sense of decency.
I wouldn’t necessarily care about the guy’s politics or his religious affiliation. We don’t have to vote or even worship the same in order for someone to date my daughter.
But can I tell you what I do care about?
Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.
Jesus meant it when he said “Love your (political) enemies.”
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