Re: Would you "advise" your daughters to get married.
I have told both of my daughters to please wait until after they get through college to get married. Other than that, I can't and won't tell them to "get married". They will be adults and can make their own decisions, but my "advice" stands. I will tell them what I think about their prospective grooms when the time comes. I'm sure I will do my due diligence in vetting them, too.
Funny story..., both of my daughters (currently 19 and 16) have brought boys over at times when they were dating. They have both said that their boy friends were scared of me. I have been told I have an intimidating manner about me, but I don't do that on purpose. I am strict, and a no nonsense guy, and I can spot a "player" a mile away. I know what goes through the minds of teenaged boys. It may have been eons ago, but I still remember what went through my head at that age.
I hope I've done right by my girls, and by all accounts from teachers and other adults they are two of best mannered, well-behaved, model citizens they know. It's all about being able to trust the values you've instilled in them, and trust is a must in our family. Your word is your bond as far as I'm concerned.