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  • Major Kong

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    On the way to the shooting range with my 15 year old daughter this morning it was disclosed to me the following conversation took place between her and her "friend" Zac:

    Zac: Anything I should now about your Dad before I meet him?

    Mathilde: He is very protective, very conservative, and loves his guns.

    Zac: Should I be scared?

    I guess I am doing something right. I could not have had a better response.

    Sent from an undisclosed location.
     

    Sapper740

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    I raised three daughters who I can virtually guarantee were still virgins AFTER Prom night. It's all about terrifying the heck out of the boys who come sniffin' around your girls, limiting opportunities for liaisons, and instilling a sense of self-worth and morality in your girls.
     

    CrazedJava

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    So here is my little rant and hope I don't completely derail this.

    I've heard a lot in the last two decades about the importance of a father in the home if you have boys. Boys actually have to be taught how to be men. It is not actually in our DNA. We may be predisposed to certain activities or behaviors, but learning the art of manliness is something to be passed down from father to son. There is a lot of pop-psy out there that tries to refute this but ultimately it always comes back to the importance of a father in a son's life.

    However, more recently they've started to discover that fathers are an important in a daughter's life, just in a different way. While few fathers are equipped to turn their daughters into proper ladies, the role of a father seems to be more closely tied to instilling a sense of self value and dignity in their daughter. I might have that somewhat off, it's been awhile since I've read the research. What it boils down to though is the whole issue with girls having "daddy issues" ending up promiscuous is partly due to their need to have some kind of male approval and since they didn't get it from their dads they seek it elsewhere. Of course, what is the easiest way to get male approval from someone who is not related to you?

    Furthermore, potential mates SHOULD be fearful of a father figure. Your job is to protect them and any smart male will realize this and behave appropriately. That doesn't mean you have to make all suitors break out into flop sweat, but the smart ones will be respectful to the father knowing that the father's instincts tend to favor making sure no one finds the body later.

    Popular culture has been denigrating fathers for decades, but their role after birth is every bit as important as the mother's. We tend to laud motherhood and praise single moms, but dads are derided. That's a shame because they are actually important in the development of children.

    Though all of this is easy for me to say having been married for 20 years and having only boys.
     

    dustycorgill

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    So here is my little rant and hope I don't completely derail this.

    I've heard a lot in the last two decades about the importance of a father in the home if you have boys. Boys actually have to be taught how to be men. It is not actually in our DNA. We may be predisposed to certain activities or behaviors, but learning the art of manliness is something to be passed down from father to son. There is a lot of pop-psy out there that tries to refute this but ultimately it always comes back to the importance of a father in a son's life.

    However, more recently they've started to discover that fathers are an important in a daughter's life, just in a different way. While few fathers are equipped to turn their daughters into proper ladies, the role of a father seems to be more closely tied to instilling a sense of self value and dignity in their daughter. I might have that somewhat off, it's been awhile since I've read the research. What it boils down to though is the whole issue with girls having "daddy issues" ending up promiscuous is partly due to their need to have some kind of male approval and since they didn't get it from their dads they seek it elsewhere. Of course, what is the easiest way to get male approval from someone who is not related to you?

    Furthermore, potential mates SHOULD be fearful of a father figure. Your job is to protect them and any smart male will realize this and behave appropriately. That doesn't mean you have to make all suitors break out into flop sweat, but the smart ones will be respectful to the father knowing that the father's instincts tend to favor making sure no one finds the body later.

    Popular culture has been denigrating fathers for decades, but their role after birth is every bit as important as the mother's. We tend to laud motherhood and praise single moms, but dads are derided. That's a shame because they are actually important in the development of children.

    Though all of this is easy for me to say having been married for 20 years and having only boys.

    True. Many boys grow up and have no clue what a "man" should be like because they never had a true example set for them. I have all girls, and damn straight I have taught them and showed them how a man should act and treat them.
     

    hellishhorses

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    I expect my daughters to find a man that treats them like I treat their mother. I expect my boy to treat women like he sees me treat his mother. That puts me under immense pressure to watch what I say and how I treat not just my wife, but all women — the way it should be.

    1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Loves does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
     

    Major Kong

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    With girls, you have to worry about all the dicks of the world. With boys, you only have to worry about one.

    -PAK-
    My barber told me that when my first of four daughters was born.

    I could've gone my whole life without that thought.

    Sent from an undisclosed location.
     

    sonuvaTXgun

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    My barber told me that when my first of four daughters was born.

    I could've gone my whole life without that thought.

    Sent from an undisclosed location.

    Not sure who told me that. I agree though. I just pray that if the Good Lord gives me a daughter or two someday He'll also give me the strength and patience to be a good dad.

    -PAK-
     

    kyletxria1911a1

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    I expect my daughters to find a man that treats them like I treat their mother. I expect my boy to treat women like he sees me treat his mother. That puts me under immense pressure to watch what I say and how I treat not just my wife, but all women — the way it should be.

    1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Loves does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
    Goalllllllll yes sir, my two girls (step) had them when they were 6-8 they expect the same from their men as I love their mom
     
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