Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise.” Ephesians 6:2

Tensions with parents, in-laws and friends are inevitable in a marriage. But a married couple needs to make a mutual commitment early in their relationship to avoid focusing on the negative. You will become a your very own family that is leaving all behind and cleaving to one another. As result, you become a one flesh in unity must guide life. If not responds adequately can cause unnecessary arguments and conflicts. But with proper attitude it could serve as blessing to your marriage.

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Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married” – By Gary Chapman

Chapter 10

REFLECT

Talks About questions that are found at the end of Chapter 10

How will you communicate in a loving and respectful way to your family that their advice is welcomed but should not be enforced? What healthy boundaries will you draw?

What will you say for your friends about your marriage and commitment to your spouse? What are some boundaries that you will set?

How will you call your In-laws?

What are some practical ways that you as a couple will honor your parents?

Is there something specific that you want your future spouse to hold you accountable when it comes to your parents and/or friends? (Things that you feel can damaged your marital relationship)

When In-Laws or parents will be being to create strains in your relationship how will you communicate that to each other and then them? How will you re-communicate leave and cleave to them again?