Application for permission for dating my daughter
First, treat my daughter as you would treat your sister—with absolute purity. Deliberately seek to socialize together or (radical thought! David Powlison observes: “All women except one—your wife—are in the category of mother, grandmother, sister, daughter. ” Even if she doesn’t love what you decide to do, she will love the fact that you showed manful initiative and planning.
Since I am assuming that you are a follower of Jesus Christ, then like all things, you are to do this to bring glory of God.
With one daughter having graduated from college and another in college, I have observed your dateless world.
With a cultural war on manhood, you have lost markers that give you confidence. And you take this informality into your relationship with the opposite sex. Indeed, informality can be a benefit to seeing each other as friends.
How many times have my daughters come home and related that their date talked about himself the whole night? Even if you do not choose to see her again, you have ministered to her.
Since your goal for the date was to serve, at the end thank her for spending time with you.
Believe me, it won’t be the first time you are rejected in your life.