To my beloved and only daughter – Sarah,
Someday, Lord willing, you will grow and mature to an age where marriage and family will be a real consideration. And I, your dad, am asking myself today…”am I preparing you well to be wise and discerning according to the truth of God’s word to make such a choice?”
I was surprised and delighted that you picked up this book I am reading and took it to your room to read. The author, Voddie Baucham Jr, is making some very sound and helpful observations (so far as I’ve read) in his book “What He Must Be…If he wants to marry my daughter.”
I will enjoy talking with you, your mom and your three brothers about these things. They are very important.
Thank you Heavenly Father for taking from Sarah the heart of stone and giving her a heart of flesh…life in Christ. Thank you for the drawing of your Spirit within her to desire truth and godliness. Thank you for giving her a desire for modesty that runs against the culture she is growing up in. Lord, please teach and strengthen her according to your Word. Help me to be faithful and obedient in this privileged role as her dad. Amen.
Practical Biblical Manhood meets Cultural Apologetics in this new book from Voddie Baucham.
All parents want their daughters to marry godly young men. But which qualities, specifically, should they be looking for? What will you say when that certain young man sits down in your living room, sweaty-palmed and tongue-tied, and asks your permission to marry your daughter? What criteria should he meet before the two of them join together for life? What He Must Be? If He Wants to Marry My Daughter outlines ten qualities parents should look for in a son-in-law, including trustworthiness, a willingness to lead his family, an understanding of his wife’s role, and various spiritual leadership qualities. Author Voddie Baucham follows up on his popular book Family Driven Faith with this compelling apologetic of biblical manhood. By studying the principles outlined in his book, parents who want their daughter to marry a godly man as well as those who want their sons to become godly men will be well equipped to help their children look for and develop these God-honoring qualities.
Chapter 1, Multigenerational Vision. Stay tuned…better yet, go get a copy and lets pursue these things together. Blessings.