Most of us grossly underestimate how much our extended family is going to affect our marriage. Jay walks through a number of ways your childhood home and extended family shape how you walk into your marriage. He lists several situations where extended families impact your marriage throughout the years. And finally he gives a list of questions to help you process and even thrive through your extended family circumstances.

Questions for couples to consider:

  • What are the situations we need to address and repent of?
  • In which relationships do we need to develop firm boundaries?
  • Which circumstances do we simply need to accept as one of the particular crosses that Jesus would have us bear as we serve one another and our family?
  • What are the opportunities we see to to build on what we have and grow in fruitfulness as a family?
  • If we could dream, and God would help us to be a part of a multigenerational family that he would use to bless the world, in what ways would we like to see that happen?

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