by Sarah Faith Schlissel from Chalcedon and BibleTopics.com – Daddy’s Girl: Courtship and a Father’s Rights
Editor’s note: That transference of ‘ownership’ is mentioned here along with being that fathers own daughters that daughters have no free agency to have any romantic relationships with a man not chosen by her father.
In modern “dating,” the girl is seen as belonging to herself. Therefore, it’s a logical conclusion that any man who wants to be romantically involved with her has only to ask her permission. But if it’s true that the father owns his daughter, then the young man must seek the father’s approval. It’s not simply up to the girl. If it’s the father who must give his approval, the young man knows that he is being watched, and he has to prove himself worthy.The order of God, as indicated in his word, is that God himself defers to the will of the father when it comes to his daughter. God says, “You heard your father. The answer is no.” Thus, the will of the father regarding his daughter IS the will of God.
So I really am “Daddy’s girl.” And no man can approach me as an independent agent because I am not my own, but belong to my father. At the time of my marriage, my father gives me away to my husband and there is a lawful change of ownership. At that point and at that point only, I am no longer bound to do my father’s will. I must answer to my husband.
I hope you see that objectively, you are no less of a Daddy’s girl than I am. My responsibility as a daughter is simple: to do the will of my father on earth, and, to do the will of my Father in Heaven.
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