Relationships: Her Family (Part One)

There is a saying about married children that I believe to be somewhat true because women are wired differently than men.

“A son is a son til he takes him a wife, but a daughter is a daughter for the rest of her life.”


I don’t typically write posts geared towards men, but to make this relationship series all inclusive, I felt it was important to cover the topic of a wife’s family. So, this will be a two part post with today’s being geared towards the husband. My prayer is that a little insight into how a woman ticks may help husbands understand their wives and her family a little more. 


A Woman and Her Heart

A woman tends to live by her heart and anyone who has a place in it is very special and held dear. The longer she knows someone the stronger the connection. If a woman grew up close to her family, then marriage might be a little bumpy as she figures her new way of life out.

As the years together pass by, you’ll likely find that you’ve grown to be a greater part of her than anyone. God has an amazing way of growing a husband and wife together, weaving a beautiful masterpiece throughout the years.

A New Balance

God created women to be help meets and marriage is His design. Part of God’s design for marriage is the leave and cleave process.

Genesis 2:24 says, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Women who are very close to their families may have a harder time leaving and cleaving at first. She spent her childhood growing up with her family and it might take time to find the balance of her family and your new family.

You Married Into Her Family

The day you said, “I do”, you married into her family. Whether they live close or far away, no matter if you like them or not, you’re part of her family now.

Having married their daughter the most important things you can do to show her family how much you are; to take care of her (physically and emotionally specifically), cherish her and the love she gives you and not take her for granted.

Take time to pray about your relationship with her family. Getting to know your in laws may not be at the top of your list, but it will show your wife that you love her. It will also deepen and strengthen your marriage relationship and grow her love for you.



About Misty Leask

Misty is a Daughter of THE King, Texas girl always, Navy brat at heart, loving Fisherman's wife, blessed mother of 2. She is passionate about being real throughout all of life's struggles, successes and dreams. Her heart is full of ideas and passions, but the hours in her day never multiply to get it all done. Misty loves writing and reading in her spare time. Music and photography are favorite past times of hers as well.


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