Investigating Family Traditions to hand down:
From James Dobson materials I was intrigued by this general idea from his book, Preparing for Adolescence.
To mark the special time when our son was ready to date, my husband and I planned a lobster and steak dinner at a special restaurant. During dinner, we presented him with a ring. (The one pictured above.) This ring was to be a reminder to keep his heart and body pure for his future bride.
On his wedding day, our son started a new tradtion. Just before he took his marriage vows, he took off the ring and handed it to his dad. That simple act told us he’d kept his vow. His dad now wears the ring until our son, who now has three young sons, needs it to carry on the tradition.
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