Fathers Want The Best for Their Daughters

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Yes, this is not really about me as a father to my daughters, but it’s a pondering into just what the Father must want for His daughter.
I think about what I need for my three brothers; for them not to be responsible adults and loving and respectful partners, but to be safe and respected and loved and cherished by the men in their lives; by all men in society – and most girls.
As a man I very well understand how men think and how they feel and the challenges that a man faces only in treating women with the respect they deserve; that all humanity deserves. I know as a pastor, a counsellor, and as a chaplain just how far I have fallen short in my thoughts and feelings and activities, as a guy I mean.
I rationalised that, even in endeavouring to live a godly life, I still struggle to reach to the standards of thought, feeling, and action that I would like to meet. I am quite fortunate that the women near me have been gracious in understanding that whilst my intent reveals potential, my deployment is occasionally awry.
In recent days I have seen attacks on feminism like every man who speaks up for females in society has dropped for some trick. These, as a response to almost global support for viral videos deploring violence against women. These people against’feminism’ are deluded. Naturally, violence against anyone is unacceptable, and women are not immune from being violent, but men own the bet in how to move forward if the world has any hope beyond violence.
I find it a ridiculous argument that men denounce women’s rights to safety when they use an aggression cloaked in all sorts of vile apparatus, including inappropriate humour that’s supposed to be funny but is just disgusting. And weak women join in. Some people are beyond enjoying anyone.
What must the Father need for His daughter?
Certainly, he wants His daughter to be treated as if she is a princess. Because she’s a princess.
Does a man lose anything for treating a girl like a princess?
Where has the chivalry gone that says,’I choose to treat you as amazing for who you’re’
And that is only the earthly father. How much more does the Heavenly Father want that for His daughter? Needless to say, we can ask what the Father wants for his son, and the Father must want his son to flourish as the protector of life, and to revere the Father’s glory at the girls about him.
To be correctly egalitarian, I think it’s crucial we get the gender differences right.
As the father of three daughters, having seen them interact with the guys close to them, having seen them interact with me, I know that it is not their nature to abuse men. They follow their men, always desiring their men to lead by means of protection and respect. I know few women who would be remotely capable of abusing guys for the want of it. Sure, I have seen women who are capable of abusing men, and I wonder what role men have played in the development of the women in question. Men are not blameless.
The Father wants the best for His daughter.
The Father wants His daughter to be safe. The Father requires that His daughter be adored by being respected. The Father wants no fear against His daughter. The Father expects that His daughter would flourish. And the Father promises to journey with His daughter.
And if we care anything about God we ought to do His will.

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