|From L-R: Lucille Zimmerman, Dawn Owens, Cheryl Laurenza and Regina Howard|
Q and A Church 4 Chicks Panel Questions from the Friend Me? Conference
by Cheryl LaurenzaCheryl Laurenza, MA, LPC, NCCBCPCC, CPCS, ACS
Q. "My Mother in Law was married to a pedophile most of our married life, my Father In Law was in jail off and on, he died. She (Mother in law) still speaks well of him and feels he was "trapped." I am tired of reliving the experience, the horrors- what do I do?"
Another question was more a statement about Mother in Laws and Daughter in Laws, please discuss. Best advice here is recognizing your role in your sons life has changed, you must let go and back off, she is his wife and allow her to assume that role. It's hard to not help or jump in, yet asking first and not assuming its ok, is a good idea. Pray for your own heart and attitude, let God deal with hers.
Another struggle was written about a Mother in Law who is concerned that her Son in Law attends a Church with no SS for her grandkids. You did not mention your daughter? Is she still married to him? Divorced with separate Churches? This is their decision, though you may not agree with it. Pray for them, and for your grandkids. There are more ways for them to learn than just traditional SS. Do not overstep and lose your ability to speak into your grandkids lives".
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