In-Laws - Exodus 18
Five Traits of Great In-Laws
Trait #1: Recognize - v.1-4
They look for, recognize, and focus on what their in-law is doing well.
Trait #2: Respect - v.5-7
They carefully build & maintain respect with intentionality.
Trait #3 - Relationship - v.8-12
They understand that, in order to build a strong & vital relationship with an in-law, it takes vulnerability and - at times - hard work. If done well, it will last a lifetime!
Trait #4 - Realize - v.13-18
They realize through observation, study, care, and prayer what their in-laws are going through. If they believe they can help with counsel or service, they ask permission to do so.
Trait #5 - Release - v.19-27
They release their in-laws to God's will & direction for their life.
God Tools to Apply: Guidelines for Great In-Laws
The Book of Ruth - the story of a mother & daughter-in-law
The Purpose Driven Family Series - Rick Warren (YouTube)
Focus on the Family - broadcast / podcast
Boundaries - Updated & Expanded - by Henry Cloud & John Townsend