As some of you may know, our oldest daughter, Aubrey, has made a commitment to herself and her future husband to remain pure.
Aubrey recently updated her Facebook status with a quote from Home Educating Family magazine:
“Did you ever stop to think that not dating is a kindness, a splendid expression of love, to your future husband?” –An Excerpt From Get Real, Embrace the Reality of Ruth by Rebecca Ingram Powell
Just imagine how my momma heart soared!
The girl is taking this thing seriously!
She’s walking it out right before our eyes. She’s preparing herself personally so that she will be a blessing and complement to her future husband.
We’re still navigating and talking about the difference between dating and courtship. We are in favor of courtship, but even that looks different for every family.
Aubrey has expressed wanting to know God’s will sooner than later. We know that we cannot rush, nor do we want to rush God’s hand, but I can empathize with her.
I found a meaty “questionaire” on Your Sacred Calling’s site today that has a plethora of courtship questions for future suitors.
I’ll be going over these with my husband and see what we see.
Moms of older and younger daughters, keep the line of communication open with them about this subject. Aubrey was almost 15 years old when she first made this commitment. She’ll be 17 years old in 3 months.
We have a 15 year old daughter that has the same core values and we’re still finding our way with her.
God is faithful to our family and we don’t take that for granted.
Living With Sword and Coffee,
Disclaimer: Not every family is the same nor does every family share all views or religious backgrounds/beliefs. Stacy clearly points this (amongst other things) out in her post. Please keep that in mind as you read through the questions.
I was not asked to endorse her blog.