A lot of people love to hate Mark Driscoll. He is after all a paragon of mouth idioms: a big-mouth, a potty-mouth, he who puts his foot in his mouth. A wagger of tongues. Still, I like Mark for the fact that he believes in his 14 year old daughter Ashley and does not shield her from the public stage but thrusts her into it.
Alisa Harris criticizes Driscoll for this very thing. “Don’t do it, Mark!” she cries.
Why? One of the most godly things a father can do with a son or daughter is thrust him or her onto the stage of life. This past year was crunch time for me to do that selfsame thing for my daughter Elisabetta. She was 16 a year ago. Now she is 17. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are pics of the two teenagers I discuss in this post.