How would you say your current relationship with your mother-in-law or daughter-in-law is going?
The mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law are notorious for tension and strife. But, this bond can be a special blessing from the Lord.
Today, I talk with MiL/DiL pair Barb Reaoch and Stacy Reaoch about their experience in their respective roles. As I prepare to gain the title of mother-in-law in just a couple of short weeks, Barb and Stacy share valuable advice on making the most out of our in-law relationships.
“So asking questions is a way of not putting a burden on my daughter-in-law and Galatians 6:2 tells us to carry each others’ burdens, not lay more burdens on her.” Barbara Reaoch
Listen in as Barbara and Stacy show us:
The four ways they have built a tender and supportive relationship over the past 20 years.
What a gift the relationship between mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law can be if we ask for God’s help in cultivating love and respect for each other.
Share Your Thoughts
If you are currently in either of these roles, would you share with me one way that you show love to your in-law?
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Barbara Reaoch & Stacy Reaoch
Barbara Reaoch, author of A Better Than Anything Christmas (2020), is the former director of the children’s division at Bible Study Fellowship International. Her home is Minneapolis, Minn., with her husband Ron. Prior to her role at BSF, Barbara and Ron lived in Cape Town, South Africa, to teach Bible Study Fellowship classes. They also worked with the Rafiki Foundation to train young women in job and life skills. You can connect with her at www.barbarareaoch.com.
Stacy Reaoch is a pastor’s wife, mother of four, and the author of Wilderness Wanderings: Finding Contentment in the Desert Times of Life. She has written for various ministries including Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition, and Revive Our Hearts. Stacy and her husband, Ben, (Barbara’s son) live in Pittsburgh, Penn., with their children. You can find more about Stacy and her writings at www.stacyreaoch.com.