After reading, Extended Family, please answer the following questions..
1. Will you be living with your parents? If so, whose parents will you be living with?
2. Do you anticipate any strain in your marriage because of the parents you are staying with?
3. For the man: Who is the most important woman in your life? Will your answer change after marriage?
4. How much of your income, if any, will you be giving to your extended family members?
5. What does the underlined part of this statement mean to you: “For this cause a man will leave his father and mother and cleave to his wife, and the two will be one flesh.” Genesis 2:24
Honor, Respect, and Love
The Keys to Understanding Your Future in-laws
Here are some specific pointers to help you have a great relationship with your in-laws.
Ask God to bless them and your relationship with them.
Not demanding. Does not assault their authority
Developing understanding of their concerns and viewpoints
Find ways to show them you care
When is enough, enough? As a newly-married couple you may need to establish limits to the amount of time, energy and resources you will be sharing with your extended family. These limits are for your safety, as well as for theirs. Good limits, though hard to set at first, make the relationship with your extended families much healthier in the long run.
Can you disagree or go against their desires without being dishonoring them? Yes, if we are doing so to obey God and his commands.