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

with Ron Deal | March 3, 2020

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.

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.

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

With Ron Deal
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March 03, 2020
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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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