12 Days of Giveaways - Spin & Win! Sign up before Dec. 25th to win daily prizes and a $250 Amazon.com Gift Card. Find out details.

Crosswalk.com aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus. Crosswalk.com is your online destination for all areas of Christian Living – faith, family, fun, and community. Each category is further divided into areas important to you and your Christian faith including Bible study, daily devotions, marriage, parenting, movie reviews, music, news, and more.

Intersection of Life and Faith

10 Things a Mother-in-Law Wants in a Daughter

  • Kristen Terrette Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer

1. A woman who will consider her a friend.

As my children get older, I realize the adults I spend the most time with end up being the parents of my kids’ friends. My “old” friends still hold a place in my heart, but I certainly don’t see them often. We’ve moved to different cities, and our children attend different schools, etc. I’ve wondered what will happen when I’m an empty-nester.

My mother-in-law, who’s been an empty nester for over 15 years, doesn’t have many close friends besides family members. This probably happened by accident over the years since it’s the same thing I see happening in my life, but we all need friends. Jesus Himself needed friends. So, if I can be a friend to my mother-in-law, if that is a need I can fill for her, I should and I will


Photo credit: ©Thinkstock/Jupiterimages