Because I borrowed this book from a friend, I didn’t read it with the detailed, underlining fervency that I typically employ, but I highly recommend Sarah Mally’s Before You Meet Prince Charming even if you have met Prince Charming! …even if you are Prince Charming! The heartbeat in this book is yet another miraculous piece of evidence that God is, in fact, restoring the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, just as He promised in Malachi.
This books is mostly an intelligent and feminine encouragement for young women to pursue true purity of heart and to be about their Father’s work all of the days of their lives, not wasting away in unprotected experimentation or culture-approved floundering. Daughters all over the world are returning to their homes, nestling under their fathers’ protection, and learning how to build homes for God’s glory. As a young wife and mother who is becoming more and more “old fashioned*” by the day, all I can say from my experience and my understanding of the Word of God is that this is right and even joyful.
Other resources about this topic of fathers, mothers, and unmarried women and men turning their hearts towards home:
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* By the way, becoming “old fashioned” is not as bad as it sounds if it looks like this…
“Thus saith the Lord, ‘Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.'” Jeremiah 6:16