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A Good Word For The Mother-in-law!

Ruth 1: 6-18

A man limped into a police station, bruised and bleeding.
He went to the desk and said, "Officer, my mother-in-law just tried to run me down with her car."

"What happened?" Asked the officer.

"Well," said the man, "I was just getting into my car, and I heard the screech of tires.
I dived for the sidewalk just as the car went screaming by
."

"How do you know it was your mother-in-law?
Are you sure it was her
?"

"Absolutely," the man said, "I'd recognize that laugh anywhere."

Mother-in-law's usually get a bad rap.
There are many wonderful mother-in-law's.
So today, I want to say some good things about good mother-in-law's.

Counselors agree that three problems commonly surface in the early years of marriage:
finances, sexual adjustment, and in-law relationships.

The individual bearing the lion's share of criticism in the latter area is the mother-in-law.

One comedian said that while the mother rocks the cradle, the mother-in-law rocks the boat.

How many are old enough to remember some of the thousands of Burma-Shave highway signs
that once dotted America's countryside?
Here is how one of them read:

"You'll love your wife
You'll love your paw
You'll even love
Your mother-in-law
If you use Burma-Shave
."

Mothers in law don't deserve all the kidding they get.
But this simple jingle touches on a basic theme in family life: the cohesive power of love that holds us together,
whatever comes.

How tragic that a relationship intended to be an enrichment to marriage is often castigated.
When couples become parents, they had better understand why in-laws often feel compelled
to act for