One thing I desired before marriage was to have a great relationship with my parents-in-law. I actually prefer to call them parents-in-love. Few months ago, I celebrated my mother-in-law for her love.
Whether we like it or not, our parents-in-law come with the package when we marry our spouse. Our relationship with them can either hurt or foster love in our marriage. The health of our marriage ultimately impacts our children’s lives.
Let your spouse honor his or her parents: Don’t forget they have also become your parents. Some of us have no model of healthy parent-child relationship and most times we bring that into our marriage. The Bible tells us to honor our parents. There was no condition attached to it, just do it. Honor doesn’t mean letting them control our life or home. Read more about honor here and here. Do you want things to go well for your spouse and your family like God promised in Exodus 20:12? Honor your parents and parents-in-law.
How to Honor your Parents-in-law
Let your spouse take care of his or her parents when financially possible and sacrificially. Don’t speak bad about your in-laws. We are our children’s first role-model. They hear what we say about grandpa and grandma. Sow the seed of honor and you watch God keep his promise. I have seen this principle work in my life, I have listened to messages about this subject, and I have seen it at work in other people’s lives.
Honor your father and mother, so that your days may be long in the land the LORD your God is giving you; this is the first commandment with a promise (Ephesians 6:2, Exodus 20:12)
Honor makes us honorable!
How do you honor your parents-in-law? Please share your thoughts.