How to “Deal” With Your In-Laws


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5 Rules to Have the Best Relationship With Your In-laws

There's one particular relationship that research shows is the hardest of all: the relationship between a mother-in-law and a daughter-in-law. I've even done some reading on this because I'm asked about it so much. People really struggle with their relationship with their in-laws.

That’s why I worked with my own mother-in-law to come up with five rules for improving your relationship. If both people do this, the relationship will improve:

  1. Appreciate everything.
  2. Invest in the relationship.
  3. Communicate.
  4. Be confident.
  5. Put yourself in their shoes.

Why Relationships Are So Hard With John Delony

I’m so excited because Dr. John Delony joins us in studio to talk about navigating our relationships with our in-laws. Y’all, this is good stuff. We cover everything from marriage and setting boundaries to learning how to communicate well so we can have the best relationships possible. I hope you lean in and take away some great tips that will help you navigate and pour into the relationships in your own life.

Let’s Talk About Your In-Laws

Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)

How many things would be solved if we just loved each other? How many things would be easier if we just thought of how we could show love? It's so easy to get frustrated with family and take them for granted, but family’s also a sacred relationship and a role that no one else gets to fill. That's why it's on us to lead the relationship. Don't sit back and take a passive approach. We have an opportunity to love first. So, I've got a few questions for you as you process this and think about how to apply it to your own life:

  1. What are 10 things you’re grateful for about your in-laws?
  2. What’s one healthy boundary you want to set and communicate with your in-laws?
  3. What’s one way you're going to show love to your in-laws this week?