Over on the If You Have A Daughter post, BG writes
Some young punk is going to get very lucky when the Sweetie chooses him. While both of her natural grandmothers suffered from Alzheimer’s, she has been largely raised by two determined but fair minded women, her Mom and her “Nana”(my wife). Despite the normal raging hormones at her age, there is no sign of any nasty behavior, she remains a kind and gentle girl. My hunch is that, with any luck, we all are raising another unicorn…and we need all of those that we can get
So we apparently have a unicorn on the way. From what I saw a kid, unicorns were more prevalent then; especially in the older generations. In fact, due to their prominence, they probably wouldn’t be called unicorns.
So what is a unicorn and how to raise them? Here are some stabs at it from the post mentioned above.
Have a foundation from which to build. The foundation I used was 1 Peter 3:4 “Your [beauty] should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.”This foundation that I chose is unchanging, so I was able to build everything around it. This does not discount outward beauty, but inward beauty is foundational to everything – character, integrity, peace, contentment. The Bible says everything flows from the heart, so I wanted to make sure their heart, their inner self, was developed with unfading beauty.
Deuteronomy 11:19 You shall teach them [God’s words] to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
It sounds like we fathers are to pour it on pretty thick. And the older women are to teach the younger ones too.(Titus 2:3-5)
It seems to be some work to become a unicorn. It also probably means missing out on lots of girls just want to have fun activities. Furthermore, there will undoubtedly be lots of crabs in a bucket attempts at sabotage, where others who are not at all unicorns will try to destroy a unicorn; all for the sake of making them feel better about themselves.
So is being a unicorn (or something approaching one) worth it? Here is Molly to explain,
I will raise my daughters as unicorns or are they too much like me? They are not totally ‘armless eh.
I will teach them there is nothing more lovely than a lusty husband which is all the time! YO! I GOT POWER! All I do is give a wee wiggle and he is on like a light! Ping! It is awesome. I totally adore him for that. What a wonderful precious gift men give us.
It’s like his enjoyment is a very big part of me and I am his and he is mine.. we are all the world while the dee-lishishness lasts!
My mum taught me this stuff and I always knew my dad is a very *very* happy hubby so why not all wifes give it a try?
Exit question — So how many girls will take the path of the unicorn? And where are they to be found?