As a father, it's a big part of my calling to ensure my sons and daughters understand this primary objective before they enter into their dating years.
As my 20 year-old daughter understands, no man on this earth knows her and loves her more than I do.
I realize that every young girl out there may not have a dad that will be there for her.
Regardless of the dating outcome, each person is encouraged in their personal growth and relationship with God.
In this way, it is always a win-win proposition with God’s glory being the ultimate goal.
Sadly, the young ladies of today ride an emotional roller-coaster around the absence of any defined expectations when it comes to the young men in their lives.
God hard-wired men and women to desire intimacy with the opposite sex.
It's a basic truth that proximity with the opposite sex, along with openness will yield intimacy.
Unfortunately, it appears to be a developing pattern with young adults to have an aversion toward any type of boundaries within their relationships. I've seen first-hand the fallout when young adults lack boundaries in their relationships.
If I've done my job well during their primary years, the foundation is formed and they're beginning to build upon it.