It seems that mother-in-laws get a pretty bad rap in our society. Mothers have a lot of pull, so they can definitely cause problems between spouses if they want to (see: “Everybody Loves Raymond” 🙂 ). On the other hand, you and your mother-in-law probably have something huge in common — you both love your spouse — and if love is not a good start to a relationship, I don’t know what is!
So, today, give your mother-in-law a call or take her out to lunch and wish her a happy Mother-In-Law Day!
Today’s verse is often used in weddings, but it was actually first spoken from Ruth to her mother-in-law Naomi:
“But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.”