I’m going to say this in advance– I apologize for the lack of clothing on the girl in this picture, but I’m using this picture to hopefully make an important point.
The man on the right is said to be the father of the girl on the left. What is wrong with this picture? What bothers you more?
- That the girl is dressed in a provocative way?
- That the father doesn’t seem to care that his daughter is immodest?
- That the father allowed this photograph to be taken of him and his daughter?
I haven’t really had the chance to write up a review of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know, but I really like this book and it’s a must read for both Christian and non-Christian fathers.
One of the chapters starts out in a shocking way. Dr. Meeker starts off that you’re out on some camping trip, dad, and you happen to see a Playboy or other adult magazine around and you start leafing through it and as you’re seeing the different girls in different stages of undress you stumble upon your daughter– and it gets you mad, and you want to get all the copies there are and burn them…
This is the appropriate reaction a real father has in protection of his daughter. He doesn’t want her parading around in clothing like the girl above. He doesn’t want her to be looked at by sex hungry guys as an object, a thing. He loves his daughter and wants her best.
Shame on you, dad, if you’re not actively taking steps to help guide your daughter into being the best that she can be! Stand up and be a man– she is your daughter and she needs you to say that there’s a line and she’s not to cross it.