Unfortunately my heart is still...de-aging. First I felt dead, then wounded, and now I'm an old anxious grandmother inside who jumps at every shadow, heh. If you don't have to go through such a process, the Lord has blessed you. Never apologize for it, and never stop being you.
That's the sanctification process - God bringing us back to life - and I like to think of it as de-aging because there was a book where a couple of old people took some drug that made them age backwards. Also:
However, I must add caveat:
This passage talks about love - the idea here is that we are supposed to become more mature in love as time goes on - we are to learn it and get better at it.
This is the idea that we need to enter the kingdom of God with the faith of children - as children trust their parents, so we are when we trust God for salvation. So don't get tripped up by all of the aging analogies in the Bible that refer to different things, heh.
@Emman_Jumpsong1 While I applaud you for seeing good in the bad, heh, it's still a set of threats. Relationships aren't about what the other person can do for you (or your daughter), it's about what God is doing in the lives of both people. This person is already suspicious of the guy, needlessly. If the man in question is God-honoring, it shouldn't matter whether or not he's late, for example. (and besides, he's overcompensating by "Be home 30 minutes early". This isn't marching band: on-time is on-time.)
This passage of scripture was written to parents who had children that they had dedicated to the Lord by vows of celibacy, and the children wanted to marry anyway. The fact that the parents weren't allowing them to marry was leading to immorality.
So let's be clear: who you marry or don't marry, or whether you get married, is your decision, not your parents. The man wearing that T-shirt has no means by which to enforce these rules, because his daughter is responsible for her own dating life and she can date whoever she wants, including a guy who breaks ALL the rules! People are individuals.
Also, ideally God is working through this process. Maybe his daughter needs someone in her life who doesn't have a lawyer. You know? God knows better than this dad does, since he's threatening people. He doesn't have control over who his future son-in-law is anyway, so the only thing these rules are going to do is bring resentment and even violence.
Note: I did find something interesting when researching 1 Corinthians 7 in NASB, but I'm not going to include it because it's honestly really creepy. Verses 36-38 are translated differently...anyway, I'll just leave it at that.