Sunday, February 14, 2010

Book Review

It's time for another book review. This time, I read "She Still Calls Me Daddy" written by Robert Wolgemuth.

When I first started reading, it seemed that this was a book written by a man for other men. I was wrong. It turned out to be a delightfully interesting book, rich with wisdom of experience for a much wider audience. Wolgemuth has written a book that is an easy, must-read for Fathers-of-the-Bride, as well as for mothers, and parents, in general, at all stages of life.

I enjoyed the book and would recommend it as one that would encourage and direct both parents as they let go of their married children, especially their daughters. Wolgemuth reminds the reader throughout the book of what a gift and privilege it is to hand your daughter over to her new husband. Using the analogy of a remodeling, he ends each chapter with a checklist outlining the points he wishes to draw out, so as not to be lost in the anecdotal stories. And toward the end of the book, Dr. Wolgemuth, even reminds the reader of the importance of rekindling the romance and love in your own marriage as your children leave your home.

Whether you are a father or a mother, this book helps you realize the importance of how much influence you have in a daughters life and how your love can be shown to her. It gives the reader thoughtful passages and guides one through the process of various emotions in having to deal with not only letting your little girl go, but help in dealing with accepting a new "son" in the process.

Overall, I would recommend this book for anyone who is either getting ready to let their daughter go, or will someday have to give their daughter away in marriage. It is a book worth reading!

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