Daughter-In-Laws After God’s Heart
The desire to have a Good and Godly relationship with your in-laws cannot just be because you don’t want to have troubles or because you want to be a Good Wife; it must be because you are good and a Godly person.
The Process of becoming one flesh is a journey and a destination. Your issues with your in-laws are materials for depending oneness and a deeper bond in your marriage if you embrace wisdom.
One Daughter in-law stands out in the bible and even though her Husband died, we would still reference her. In fact she was still called Naomi’s Daughter in law even after she married Boaz and has a Son for him. Her Name was Ruth.
Don’t compare your Family for theirs, they aren’t and they will behave like themselves. Like when we say Jesus only crime was LOVE, likewise as the Daughter –in-law your only crime was love, getting married into another family.
Later on, you realize just like being a daughter-in-law is new to you, taking up a role of mother-in-law is new to her also. Always try and convey a positive attitude towards to her. The older woman is probably just trying her best to fit into her role as a mother-in-law.
Getting along with your in-laws is a big challenge that you can overcome. Even thou it’s not easy or you are not used to it, treat your mother-in-law and mother equally.
The fact that the lady has spent a significant part of her life raising her son may make her a little bit sensitive when another person becomes the center of attraction of her son’s life.
You will only understand that feelings when you get to that stage also. Your mother-in-law has years of experience, don’t hesitate to take her advice.
You may disagree with her and decide not to follow any of her suggestions, but be open to difficult ideas, at least listen, show respect and do not take any of her advice as a personal attack, she is only trying to be helpful.
“When your mother-in-law try’s to appear or prove more difficult, don’t make her your enemy, either commit her heart into God’s Hand.” Allow experiences with them reveal them to you and lead you in dealing with them with Love and Wisdom. “Your Love is an Excuse, USE IT”.