Ten Commandments
For A Mother-In-Law
(This page is dedicated to my wonderful Mother-In-Love - a term I borrowed from a dear friend of mine. I have been blessed to have her in my life for almost 50 years and I thank our Lord for giving her to me. She was very good at using these and I love her dearly.)

Thou shalt love, honor and respect the new couple.

Thou shalt allow them complete independence.

Thou shalt speak only kindly and loyally about them.

Thou shalt not find fault.

Thou shalt not visit them too frequently, and never enter their home without knocking.

Thou shalt not expect them to visit you too often.

Thou shalt not give advice unless requested.

Thou shalt not mention how much you look forward to grandchildren.

Thou shalt respect their taste in home decorating, though it differs from your own.

Thou shalt petition daily the Heavenly Father, in Whose love they abide, for their happiness.
© Iola M. Irwin

Perhaps this should be titled "Ten Commandments for All In-Laws" as they really apply to everyone.



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