What is Guard Her Heart? It is one man's attempt to guard his daughter's heart until she gives it to another man in marriage. And maybe to help another guy out along the way.
My name is Nathan Martin and I have three daughters: Joi, Faith and Hope with my lovely wife Lori. (That's us over there on the right.) It's pretty obvious that I'm outnumbered! But all-in-all, it's not too bad. I am the king of my castle - I just have a lot of queens!
Now, as you might guess, I've been a guy all my life. So I don't know how ladies think, what goes through their minds, what makes them tick, etc. I'm working on it and I've picked up a few clues along the way, but generally I'm pretty clueless. The problem is, I know how guys think. And being the father of three daughters, that scares me to death!!! If you're a FOD* (Father of a Daughter), you know exactly what I mean!
The question I'm faced with is, how do I steer my daughters through the dangerous, murky waters of childhood and teenagerhood* safely? (You'll find that I like to make up words to express thoughts that I feel need expressing, like "intentionality*", "squozen*", "teenagerism*", etc.) How do I present them to their groom on their wedding day as pure as the dress they're wearing is white? How do I protect them from not just the predators and those who would physically harm them but the society that seems bent on shaping them in its own image? I've definitely not figured it out but this website journals my attempts to do so. Time will be the judge of my efforts.
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