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We invited all the dads to come with their daughters to Bright Lights last night. We all enjoyed having the dads there. 🙂 We showed a video called The Return of the Daughters. This professionally made documentary addresses the God-given role of young ladies, gives vision for how girls can use their single years for the Lord, and shows in a beautiful way the blessings and benefits that come when a young lady honors her father and seeks to make him successful. The video was very well received, and my dad said that the 30+ fathers who were there had a good time of sharing afterwards while all of us girls divided into discussion groups downstairs. It created some special fellowship to have a whole group of like-minded fathers watching it together with their daughters. It’s exciting and encouraging to see many strong families in our community.

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For an activity, all the dads had to draw a picture (with their daughter’s verbal help) of something related to their occupation. We taped them up on the wall afterwards for everyone to look at. It was funny to see the little cartoons they all came up with.
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11 comments

  1. That’s great. Actually, my Dad and I are planning a Father-Daughter meeting for our next Bright Lights meeting. We’re doing the lesson on Turning Your Heart to Your Father, and after going over it with Dad, we thought it would be a good idea to have the fathers come also. We start off all together, and then while the daughters are having their lesson, Dad will meet with the fathers to study Receiving Their Daughter’s Heart. After that we’ll have an activity and fellowshipping all together. We’re excited. If you have any “father-daughter activity” ideas, please email me. We’re still trying to plan out that part. 🙂
    Blessings, Kelley

  2. Oh, I am planning a father/daughter banquet for my church which is on Thursday! All of the preperations have fallen into place except…the game. I want something constructive, but fun! If you have any ideas I, along with Kelley, would love to hear from you! Thank you Mallys!

  3. Aren’t good activities hard to think of?!
    Here are a few ideas off the top of my head for Kristin and Kelley:
    -Have an “art competition” for the fathers, similar to what we did the other night in our group. You could either have the girls help their dad draw, or you could not allow them to see it and make them guess afterwards which one was their dad’s drawing. Email me (grace@radiantpurity.com) if you’d like more info about this idea.
    -Have the daughter learn to tie her father’s neck tie. (An idea I just learned from a friend, Amy Vest) Maybe make it a competition? (Tying men’s ties is something I never got the hang of… it’s a good thing I’m not a guy 🙂 )
    -Take father/daughter portraits
    -Write questionnaires for the fathers and daughters to ask each other (to learn things they never knew about one another…)

    Anyone else have ideas to add?

  4. How encouraging to hear of so many of you planning father/daughter activities! I’m thinking about having a father/daughter picnic on the beach in the evening within in the next month or so. :o)

  5. Thank you for sharing those ideas Grace. I really appreciate it. I’ll let you know what we end up doing. Dad and I have pretty much finished our lesson/study plan for the meeting, but we haven’t sat down and talked about the activity yet.

  6. Wow a daddy daughter night!!! :):):) Thats so wonderful that the girls had that time together with their dads. I am soo glad God used that night for His glory. thank you grace for gracenotes love
    Supriya

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