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I believe Numbers 30 indicates that daughters are to be more protected than sons. When Bethany approached the age when many young people acquire permits to learn to drive, I began hinting that she would soon be driving. She wasn't particularly excited, but was prepared to follow my leadership. My wife appealed to me, however. She questioned whether it is truly healthy for young ladies to drive. She noted that when she "got wheels" she began displaying much more of an independent spirit from her parents. She questioned whether this was healthy.

While I was initially skeptical, I began pondering and praying about this issue. I recalled an aunt who never has driven in her life. Although she is quite capable, no doubt, she and my uncle apparently believe it is his place to drive and hers to ride. This is the traditional pattern from before cars were even invented. Even today, in most families the husband does the majority of the driving when the family travels together.

At about this time, the Lord was clarifying my own thinking regarding young people's independence and our assumptions regarding individualism. Ultimately I evaluated this decision in light of a more scriptural paradigm, and concluded that we would at least delay Bethany's getting a
driver's license. We anticipate leaving this decision to her husband, whoever (and whenever) the Lord has her for.

...It would certainly be more convenient to have another driver (and we are delighted to have our 16-year-old son helping with the driving, now) but I am committed to protecting my children, but especially my daughter, from unnecessary vulnerabilities the world's ways impose.

Jonathan Lindvall, Bold Christian Living 47 Comments [12/15/2007 8:43:42 PM]
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Illuminatalie

"Although she is quite capable, no doubt, she and my uncle apparently believe it is his place to drive and hers to ride. This is the traditional pattern from before cars were even invented."

Ho-ly fuck.

Flintstones! Meet the Flintstones!

12/15/2007 8:48:41 PM

anevilmeme

You'd love it in Saudi Arabia

12/15/2007 8:59:54 PM

Caustic Gnostic

Females ride in the backseat, ja?

12/15/2007 9:04:01 PM

Raven Blackhawk

Wow, you're really into that Leave it To Beaver, idyllic, 1950s shit aren't you? Funny, my parents are super religious too, and yet there are plenty of times (even going to their church!) I've seen my mom drive my dad...... in HER car. Ooh, such scandalous behavior!

I'm quite overcome.... with your idiocy.



12/15/2007 9:09:57 PM

Bryan65

I'll tell you what, just bury you daughter is a hole. We know you want to. Don't prolong the inevitable.

12/15/2007 9:10:44 PM

The Watcher

"I am committed to protecting my children, but especially my daughter, from unnecessary vulnerabilities the world's ways impose."

Sounds to me like you're committed to CAUSING them.

12/15/2007 9:13:26 PM

LabRat

Protecting her by insuring that in the event life leaves her alone or alone with children through no fault of her own, she will be completely incapable of supporting herself and her children.

12/15/2007 9:30:33 PM

dumb_n00b

Hmm...


12/15/2007 9:35:00 PM

cool cats

OH NOES!!!

Not independent women who drive cars!

Stupid fundie.

12/15/2007 9:38:53 PM

484


12/15/2007 9:58:25 PM

Old Viking

That God's a real bear-cat when it comes to driving.

12/15/2007 10:00:43 PM



Wow, you're crazy and controlling. I hope she hates you!

12/15/2007 10:17:17 PM

Ponder

With a little luck, the teenager won't stand for this kind of treatment, and will at least remain non-fundy, despite her upbringing. But then again, indoctrination and homeschooling do screw a brain so.

12/15/2007 11:26:50 PM

Kristi

Ponder -

Sadly, the "girl" he's referring to here is actually a woman in her twenties now.

12/15/2007 11:28:27 PM

Osiris

Apparently Bold Christian Living means turning your daughter into shut in losers with no grasp of the real world.

12/15/2007 11:31:32 PM

cyborgtroy

I don't think she's going to have any friends for a little while... Not to imply that she already has any, given the embarassing 'rents.

12/15/2007 11:46:53 PM

Euclid

Your wife questioned whether it's healthy that your daughter might want to get the fuck away from the two of you...?

12/16/2007 12:09:32 AM

Vampirehummingbird

So your daughter will be much safer taking a city bus or hitching rides?

12/16/2007 12:14:28 AM

JackBauer

Quite right too....

Get the girl a Harley!

12/16/2007 12:19:56 AM

Mike

Time to move to Saudi Arabia.

12/16/2007 12:37:11 AM

Jon

That way she can have her first car accident at age 24, instead of 16 or 17. Nice job, Dad.

12/16/2007 12:39:08 AM

Michael

Hey Jonathan, you really wouldn't want some guy taking her virginity would you. Think of the pain and trauma. Maybe Daddy should help with that? You know you want too. You know you want to take your girl, and make her a real Daddies girl.

12/16/2007 2:21:09 AM

Whydontyou.org.uk

I pity your children, nutcase.

12/16/2007 2:59:43 AM



So, are you protecting your daughter or isolating her for life?. Since when independence is bad or is good for sons and bad for daughters?, is she idiot or something?.

12/16/2007 3:27:15 AM

Lithp

...You belong to a site that has bold & living in the name without a negative?

12/16/2007 3:34:05 AM
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