My girls love going out with Daddy for a fun time together: fishing, hunting, backpacking, geocaching, trips to the dump (!), shopping at Lowe's (!!), and going to watch the auto races at our county speedway.
After hanging around me 24/7, I think it's wonderful that they get out with their dad occasionally and just hang out together. Sometimes, Elmer will take them one at a time somewhere, even for something as simple as going to get a small ice cream cone at the local DQ. Sometimes, he plans weekend backpacking trips with the girls so I can cram in a lot of homeschool planning in a short amount of time. (Bless him!)
What if your husband's little dates with the little girls in your family had more purpose than just hanging out and building relationship with each other? Capturing the heart of your daughters is very important, but what if dads also had an eternal purpose, a plan to also spiritually invest in the lives of their daughters?
88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates is the kind of book that will help the dad in your family connect on many levels with your daughters. There are many fun yet godly ideas from which dads can choose to do with their daughters. Elmer, my husband, picked out a couple of suggestions and did these with our girls. They not only had fun together, with lots of giggles, but he also was able to instruct them in a spiritual way. That's the whole point of this book - to connect emotionally and spiritually with the little girls in your family. Scriptures and conversation starters are included with each daddy-daughter date idea, so dads will no longer have an excuse for not knowing how to spiritually impact their daughters.
The book suggests that it is written for girls ages 6-12. My 12-year-old looked through the book and felt that most of the ideas are geared for girls ages 5-10. My 14-year-old thumbed through the book and also felt this way, but every family will have their own opinion of this as they read it.
I do hope that dads will consider buying 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates and begin trying out some of the ideas that are presented. It has some excellent ideas, and it is so important to strengthen the father-daughter relationship before the girls reach those critical mid-teen years. I highly recommend 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates as an excellent method of making fun times more meaningful and strengthening the spiritual and emotional bonds between Christian dads and their daughters.
88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates is available March 2012 at your favorite bookseller - from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
I received one paperback copy of 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates in exchange for my honest review of this book. No other compensation was provided.
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