FamilyLife Blended® Minute

In-Laws, Out-Laws, Us, and Yours

with Ron Deal | March 3, 2020
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So, in your house do you say our "daughter-in-law" or "our daughter"?
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  • Words have meaning. When parents talk about their "daughter-in-law" they're referring to the woman their son married. It works the other way, too. She's your mother-in-law not "mom." But some people do say "daughter" or "Mom." It just depends upon their relationship. The same is true in stepfamilies. Even when a "mom" is a stepmom to one of the kids, the dad might say, "Mom texted, and dinner is in the oven." They know who he's talking about, right? The secret is to keep defining what you mean.

So, in your house do you say our “daughter-in-law” or “our daughter”?