My wife and I are caught on the horns of a dilemma. There is a girl in our town, homeschooled (like our own children) but claims to be terribly lonely. She has focused on our own daughter as a friend. We wish to reach out to this girl, but we do not trust her. She has in the past bragged about her exploits with boys with our daughters (a serious no-no), and our instincts are shouting that this girl is not to be trusted.
To top things off, our daughter finds this girl to be a chore, but is willing to work on the friendship for charity’s sake.
What do we do? Reach out in charity? Or does our duty to our daughter trump out in this case?