“WHEN I TALK to daughters about their fathers, the conversations are almost always emotionally charged.
They adore their fathers or hate them–sometimes they do both simultaneously.
Your daughter yearns to secure your love, and throughout her life she’ll need you to prove it.
A daughter identifies easily with her mother, but you are a mystery to her.
You are her first love, so the early years of your relationship with her are crucial.
The love you give her is her starting point.
You have other loves in your life, but she doesn’t.
Every man who enters her life will be compared to you; every relationship she has with a man will be filtered through her relationship with you.
If you have a good relationship, she will chose boyfriends who will treat her well.
If she sees you as open and warm, she’ll be confident with other men.
If you are cold and unaffectionate, she’ll find it hard to express love in a healthy way.
When your daughter was born, oxygen was forced into her lungs so she could breathe.
So too must love be pressed into her being if she is to grow into an emotionally sound woman. Guest Editorialist
Meg Meeker, “You Are Her First Love,” Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, 49-50)
“As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.” Psalm 103:13 ESV