Short-Shorts, Parenting, & Teenage Rebellion (Part 1)
Last week I saw an online story that was getting a lot of attention and praise. It was about a father who took an unorthodox approach in an effort to teach his daughter a lesson on modesty.

For those who didn't see it, let me share some quotes from the father himself (with some minor editing) as he recounted what happened and why:

The father goes on to detail how the rest of the night unfolded. The kids eventually noticed his short-shorts, and he received a lot of attention everywhere they went (out to eat, miniature golfing, and finally for milk shakes). His daughter tried to keep her distance from him, due to embarrassment, at the amusement park. After they left to go get a treat, the daughter refused to get out of the car. She sat in the car alone while the rest of the family got milk shakes.

The father admitted later that he didn't think the object lesson made the statement he intended, though he believes that at least his daughter "will always know that her dad loves her and cares about her enough to make a fool out of himself."

So Stephen, why bring this up here? Good question, and here's the answer: There are a number of thoughts (mostly good but a few not-so-good) that I'd like to share regarding this story pertaining to short-shorts, parenting, and teenage rebellion.

Let's start with the positives:

That's a strong list of positives! I commend the father for these things. That being said, there a few things I'd like to comment on that are not quite as favorable, but we'll save those for our next lesson.