Ostap , my long time PF friend & fellow brother in Christ. . . Great thread & Op . . my good friend .
. as a Father that has helped my Wife raise daughters , now grown and with college educations & good careers and a good Life ahead , mainly because of their Christian up-bringing , we say grace and we pray and we work hard and hope for the best , knowing that our prayers are heard , but not knowing what lies ahead in their young lives , but hoping for them to be mature enough to make adult decisions on their own , for themselves . . .
Ostap , we may be old-farts now , but at one time we was young roosters ourselves , and us being men of the Spirit as well as in the World , we know what draws boys & girls , men & women together , , you are married , did you marry for spiritual reasons or physical reasons ? when you first met , felt that first surge of testerone , experienced the first erection , did you stop and start reading scripture or did ya want to jump for the sheer joy of youth and the thrill of the fair lady close in your young dreams . .
Ostap , our kids will all experience the same things as they grow up , we did , they are , we all do .
As a Father , I discourage sex outside of marriage to my daughters , it's my Daddy thing , they respect me for setting the moral bar a bit high , but they all have their boyfriends , and they are hours away , so the choices they make are up to them , they know it , but perhaps the most moral thing a parent can do is to be honest about sex and intelligently discuss realistic options to avoid un-wanted pregnancies .
which , btw , I mainly left that to my wife to discuss with them , being a female herself , she sort of spoke their lingo .
well , it's 2012 , I been married 31 years , and ya know what ? He was right , so far anyway ... LOL