The Manly Art of Raising a Daughter
Sophia Institute Press, 144 pages
Much is made of the importance of the father-son relationship, but what of the fatherdaughter relationship? Alan Migliorato notes that daughters need their father just as much as sons do. This little volume offers clear and practical wisdom on the father’s role in introducing his daughters to the faith, teaching them about modesty, getting to know their friends, preparing them for boyfriends and future husbands, gathering them for regular family meals, teaching them to defend themselves from abuse, and urging them to exercise prudence in social media. But don’t look for a trophy, he cautions: true sacrificial love doesn’t seek that. It’s a really fine book.