The relationship between father and daughter is one that almost defies description. Begun and nurtured in love, the relationship strengthens daughter and dad and brings out the best in both, softening the edges of fathers and providing strength and security for their daughters. The warmth of quiet -- and exhuberant -- hugs and laughter, the comfort of familiarity, the creation of a history from which both dad and daughter may draw -- all this and much more express the rich relationship that exists between fathers and daughters.
Why a Daughter Needs a Dad is one father's loving reflection upon what he brings -- or hopes to bring -- to his daughter's life. "When I sat down to write, " Gregory E. Lang observes, "I wanted to express the essence of what I think is unique about the relationship my daughter and I share." He began to think of the things they had done together and how important their moments together have been. He thought of what sort of wisdom he could impart by virtue of a strong relationship, how their years together could provide a bond that would guide her as she grew into womanhood. "The first time I read what I had written, " he writes, "I saw a list of what a daughter might ask her father to do for her. The second time I read it I saw a list of all that I hope to do for my daughter."
The result is a book that will inspire fathers to embrace the important role they hold in their daughters' lives, to provide them with the love, nurture, and support they seek, and to enjoy the blessings that are reciprocated in kind.