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What to tell Your Daughter

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For all of you fathers who have daughters about to leave home out there, I want to give you something to give them. Having handed my own stradaverius to a gorilla, I offer these up as pieces of advice to share with your daughters:

Number 1: Don't imagine you can change a man - unless he's in diapers.

Number 2: What do you do if your boyfriend walks-out? You shut the door.

Number 3: If they put a man on the moon - they should be able to put them all up there.

Number 4: Never let your man's mind wander - it's too little to be out alone.

Number 5: Go for younger men. You might as well - they never mature anyway.

Number 6: Men are all the same - they just have different faces, so that you can tell them apart.

Number 7: Definition of a bachelor: a man who has missed the opportunity to make some woman miserable.

Number 8: Women don't make fools of men - most of them are the do-it-yourself types.

Number 9: If you want a committed man, look in a mental hospital.

It’s that number 9 that we saw come true again last week. Do you remember this guy? This is Mark Sanford. Seems he thought that he could sneak down to Argentina and have a fling with his mistress for the weekend and get back before anyone missed him. Seems his staff thought they could cover for him by simply saying that he was hiking the Appalachian Trail . . . alone.

There was only one problem: Mark Sanford’s the governor of South Carolina. All of his time is accounted for and, as a governor, he must be under the watchful eye of his security team at all times. Not only that, but there are news reporters in South Carolina who follow him around constantly just to see what he is doing. To think you can sneak to Argentina as the governor of a state is nothing short of lunacy. He may have belonged in a mental hospital, but he obviously wasn’t a committed man.

Now, please understand, I don’t just want to take shots at the guy. I’ve been pretty foolish in the midst of my own sin, too. The reason I bring it up is to simply illustrate how unwise and undiscerning we all can sometimes be, especially when it comes to our sin. Even as believers, we desperately need discernment.

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