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Daddy Dates: Four Daughters, One Clueless Dad, and His Quest to Win Their Hearts


Daddy Dates: Four Daughters, One Clueless Dad, and His Quest to Win Their Hearts

Author Greg Wright became the father of four daughters before he hit the age of 30. DADDY DATES is his part serious, part comical take on how to effectively win the hearts of his beloved daughters. He looks back in time and realizes he wasn't the most mature young adult man when he got married. But he did know how to plan and execute the perfect date that made the females he dated very happy and left his guy friends wondering what he did that surpassed them. Wright shares the inside scoop of his dating strategy --- this time, though, as a happily married man, he's trying to woo the affections of his female offspring. This book is his story (flops and all), and how one dad sets out to influence, instruct and introduce his girls to the world at large (and the world of dating, love and marriage).

Each of the 25 highly entertaining (as Wright confesses his failings and foibles along the way) and equally instructive chapters contains specific fathering moments he experienced with one of his daughters. Some of the essays include specific how-to steps to accomplish a particular goal with a daughter, such as getting her to open up; understanding what she values; helping her to be a discerning young woman; encouraging her to accept herself; challenging her to go for God's best in her life; and simply developing a clearer understanding of what relationships between men and women should look like. Every topic includes some laughter, some biblical principles, and some takeaway suggestions for making the date a memorable one.

Wright also includes a section titled "Daddy Dates Pop Quiz," where dads can test themselves on how well they paid attention to some of the material covered earlier in the book. He firmly believes that to best reach your daughter, you have to understand how she's wired, so he allots some space to covering John Trent's personality decoder. Whether a girl is a Lion (driver), an Otter (expressive), a Golden Retriever (amiable) or a Beaver (analytical), Wright gives all the information required to best identify and then communicate and love each girl accordingly. Following this chapter, Wright provides a final section titled "Top 15 Daddy Dates," where he gives thorough suggestions on how to carry out the perfect date in each category. Each of the 15 dates includes a descriptive title followed by a brief paragraph outlining the essential components.

Nicely written, DADDY'S DATES should appeal to men regardless of their age, parenting experience, or even religious beliefs. Wright loves his daughters fiercely, and this resource will help equip other men in loving their own girls well, too. His work combines just the right amount of sass intermixed with solid life truths.


Reviewed by Michele Howe on November 13, 2011

Daddy Dates: Four Daughters, One Clueless Dad, and His Quest to Win Their Hearts
by Greg Wright

  • Publication Date: May 3, 2011
  • Genres: Christian, Parenting
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN-10: 1595553207
  • ISBN-13: 9781595553201