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  1. You looked lovely and full of JOY on your wedding day! Bless you for your kind words. You encourage and bless many.

  2. I might have already recommended this book in another comment on your blog somewhere, but it is very appropriate to the topic you’re addressing here – Changes that Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud. Very interesting and eye-opening. When it comes to people who have major emotional problems that make relationships difficult, I think praying for them is the most important thing. Your advice to be above reproach and treat them with much grace is the other most important thing.

    1. Thanks for the encouraging words and for the book recommendation, Katie. I’ve linked it (in your comment above) to make it easier for those interested in reading it to find on Amazon.

  3. Are u a mother in law sharing advice.
    Well sounds idealistic but if you are at the receiving end of a nag you would not feel the same.
    I much rather advice stay away and try and figure out ur piece of mind.

    1. Although I am a mother-in-law now, Lynn, this post was written years ago before any of my sons married. I wrote it from the perspective of a daughter-in-law who was dealing at the time with a mother-in-law who seemed impossible to please. Turns out, it was not as impossible as I once imagined. I decided to make it my goal to treat her the way I’d want my own daughter-in-law to treat me and to honor God not only in the way I treated her, but in the way I thought about her and spoke of her, as well. That was a small but life-changing adjustment. While it didn’t change our relationship overnight, improvement did eventually come such that we get along very well today. I’m able to ignore the comments that used to get under my skin and truly appreciate her for her many good points. I’m sure your mother-in-law has a few of those, as well. Make it your goal to find and focus on those and see if that improves things between the two of you, as well.

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