Not Rude Questions for a Young Man by Robert Bowen and Todd Friel

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

We are not barbarians.  Dads should not threaten a potential suitor with a fire-arm.  At least not a loaded fire-arm.  But that doesn’t mean a Dad shouldn’t put the young man on the hot seat.

Below are some questions that may help you determine if a young man will have access to your daughter.  Your mileage may vary.  Start with #30.

  1. Share your salvation testimony.
  2. What is the Gospel?
  3. Share the most recent Bible verse you have memorized.
  4. Can you recite all 66 books of the Bible in order? Try.
  5. How often do you read your Bible?
  6. When was the last time you read your Bible?
  7. Tell me about your participation in your local church.
  8. Can you recite the Nicene Creed for me?
  9. If you are a virgin, why? If you are not a virgin, tell me what you have learned.
  10. Tell me everything you know about the Protestant Reformation.
  11. What is your approach to protect your sexual purity as well as my child's?
  12. What Scripture verses guide your interactions with the opposite sex?
  13. Explain your doctrinal views on the Bible, the Trinity, salvation, the Church.
  14. What Bible verses are presently the most challenging in your personal walk with Christ?
  15. Where is he convicting you now?
  16. How has God grown you as a Christian over the last year?
  17. Do you agree with that plan? Are you following that plan?  
  18. What do you believe is God's plan for premarital relationships with the opposite sex?
  19. Is your conscience clean before the Lord in your dealing with my child?
  20. Have you crossed those boundaries in your relationship with my child?
  21. What are the boundaries that you have set in order to maintain purity?
  22. How would you describe the role of the husband in marital relationships?
  23. Do you see issues or concerns in this area?
  24. What is the role of your parents after marriage?
  25. Have you discussed this area with my child?
  26. What are your thoughts regarding children?
  27. When was the last time you looked at pornography?
  28. Do you have the ability to provide for my daughter? If not, what is your plan?
  29. What is your theology of financial stewardship?
  30. Tell me about your little brothers and sisters.
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