Dr. Willis Newman, Esmeralda Newman, bible-teaching-about.com
My husbands family?
by Mrs. Johnson
My husband and I are a young couple. Only been married for a year now. I be will be 22 this September he will be 26 in the same month. We have 3 beautiful children. 1 in which is his from a previous relationship, 1 that is mine from a previous relationship & 1 that is ours together, she is our only girl and the newest member to the family...Long story short. My husband & I never grew up in church or been around Godly people, as a matter of fact, we grew up around the complete opposite. But 2 years ago God called us to his house & we have been trying to live right & have been going to church faithfully ever since.
My husband has a big family, unlike me. His family is filled w/ sinners, drunks, gossipers.. the list goes on. From his mother to his father to generations above and beneath them. Lateley they have been talking down on me & our marriage. They have been making up lies and story's about me & about our marriage. These things hurt me because I am a loyal, (and a) good woman of God, & always try to help the next person and do what I know God wants me to do.
Recently I just cut everyone in my husbands family off. I deleted them from my facebook page & i do not talk to them or his mother anymore. I told myself that these people do not deserve my loyalty, honesty and joyful personality. I cannot deal w/ the way they treat me & the things they say about me. My husband is a good man he knows God. Maybe not exactly where I want him to be in Christ, but he is a man of God. I explained this problem to him & he told me he understands and he will never let his family talk about me in front of him or disrespect me. But they have a family reunion 3 times each year, meaning i have to continue to see and put up w/ their ways. They are a bad influence on my husband & too negative towards our marriage. I want my husband to cut them off to realize that we should not be around people like that family or not.
God says people are supposed to respect marriage& they do the total opposite. What should I do? & did I do the right thing by cutting them off?