Fathers of Girls Should Do This

Author:
James Gottry

Full transcript

Dr. James Dobson once wrote that all future romantic relationships to occur in a girl's life will be influenced positively or negatively by the way she perceives and interacts with her dad.

It's a big responsibility for fathers, and we need to be up to the challenge.

You might not feel like playing house. You might not feel like cuddling or talking with your little girl after a long day. You might not feel like expending the effort to understand your teenage daughter and the strange world she lives in.

Do it anyway.

You'll be so glad you did.


Key messages
• All future romantic relationships to occur in a girl's life will be influenced positively or negatively by the way she perceives and interacts with her dad.
• There is a tremendous difference between seeing someone regularly, and knowing someone intimately. The latter takes intentionality and one-on-one interaction.
• Too often, our phone grabs our attention more quickly than our kids. But our kids need us. And dads, our daughters need us.

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7 Ways Dads Influence Their Daughters
Dad, Please Talk to Your Daughter

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