You do sound like a great mom.
I've come to this thread late, but I did want to shine a light on one thing that gives me pause...
Originally Posted by pnggrad79
She promised never to do this again until she was with the person she was going to marry.
This may well be the absolute right thing to do; however, one can easily see how such a promise -- made in the aftermath of a painful (and perhaps a bit embarrassing) youthful indiscretion...and very much in gratitude to a very cool and loving mom -- could come back to haunt all involved.
God knows I'm no parent, and please take this for whatever it's worth, but perhaps the marriage litmus test is unnecessary. How about
: she promises to respect her body (very much including her heart and mind) enough to never give it to someone she does not respect and trust...someone she understands respects and trusts her, too.
Even then there's no guarantee, as many, if not most, of us can attest. One doesn't need to be 16 to mess up (though it certainly helps
); love is always a gamble. You just wanna try to get the odds in your favor, no?