"IN-LAW" - "a relative by marriage." (Mirriam Webster Dictionary)
Sooooo......You are living your life, minding your own business, and then someone you are related to falls in love with someone you are NOT related to and then all of a sudden you are related to that person and are expected to treat them like family.
OR......... maybe YOU are the one who falls in love with a man you want to spend the rest of your life with. And suddenly, one Christmas, you look around and realize that THESE strangers HE is related to are going to be intruding on YOUR holidays and YOUR life for the rest of YOUR life.
Though it has been a subject of many jokes and laughter....The In-Law Issue is a sad issue in many marriages. I have written countless articles about The In-Law Issue and have discovered that it can be a contributing factor toward marriage ending stress. God always provides a way... even a way to deal with In-Laws. Truth is.....
..........You may not hate your in-laws.
..........You may not love your in-laws.
You may be included in the larger category I call the "Dear God, Please Help Me Put Up With These Annoying People" category.
Mrs. Older has been on every side of The In-Law Issue - I am a daughter-in-law, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law. I have been there, done that. I have discovered that although The In-Law Issue is a complex one for many families... there is one simple question that has to be the cornerstone of building a real and loving relationship with In-Laws -
"Do I want to react to this situation in a way that will bring honor to God?"
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