Daughter has a new boyfriend. This time, though, her boyfriend is not developmentally handicapped. He is a young man who recently joined the church. He lives with his parents, but he has a car and a job. They have been talking after church, and yesterday he gave her his phone number. He wants to know why they can "hang out."
Here comes the twist: he is a registered sex offender (children). His neighbor warned me when he got out of prison and started attending worship. He has acknowledged being an ex-con, but has not talked about his offenses. Right now, I'm delaying Daughter. I think, though, I'm going to have to have a conversation with him. If Daughter feels threatened, she may accuse him of sexual abuse and he might find himself back in jail. I'm also concerned about Daughter, of course. He could see her as an easy target.
The good news is that she is in a much better mood this week.