My daughter is dating a

Her boyfriend (who legitimately was a big controlling jerk) proposed that she marry him so no one could break them up and she would have a place to live with his family (again he was only 18 too).

She wasn’t really ready for marriage, but she did love him and didn’t see any other option because her future plans were now in ashes and her parents weren’t talking to her. My family stepped in to offer her support as she planned her wedding (she is a close friend of my sister) and I remember standing with her in my parent’s bathroom getting her dressed in a borrowed wedding gown.

But, remember this is another one of those situations where the axiom holds well. Bradley, Ed D, award-winning author, has counseled adolescents and their parents for over 30 years and currently has a private practice in suburban Philadelphia.

Being young and in love for the first time, she chose the boyfriend. Although she had a job, it only paid minimum wage and while she had most of her tuition paid for by the scholarship, her parents had planned to make up the difference.A annual membership gives you access to one class, one Social Interest group, and our online communities. A annual membership gives you access to our Friday calls with the publisher, our online community. Lori is an author, licensed parent-family educator, co-founder of 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting ministry, lead mentor mom with the Moms Together Facebook Community, national speaker, and parent coach. She meets parents where they are with her warmth, transparency, humor, and straight-forward, faith-filled approach.

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