Dear Dr. Laura,
My son met his wife four years ago. About a year into their relationship she asked me out to breakfast. She explained that I needed to know her past. She had lived with a boyfriend and she had not been raised with Christian values, as my son had. Then she said something very important that I will never forget.
"If your son had asked me to move in with him, I would have. He didn't. In fact, he said up front he would never live with someone before marriage. Your son has protected my virtue and because of that I feel no shame in this relationship."
It was at that moment I knew she was going to be my daughter-in-law. I was never prouder of my boy! At 27, he had made decisions for his life that not only protected himself from heartache but protected his future wife's virtue. It is what a man is supposed to do!
A year ago, they were married at the age of 30. It was a blast to watch them plan a wedding, find a place to live and start a new life. They are now in the process of moving closer to our family in this next year so they can start a family and have the love and support of an extended family for backup. It doesn't get much better than that.
"HE PROTECTED MY VIRTUE." I will never forget those words and the impact they could make on society if we would just do the right thing.
Love you Dr. Laura. I've been listening to you for 24 years now and I know you also had a major impact on my son! Thanks and keep speaking out! We need to hear it.