Bible Discussion Thread

  • Loretta brinkman on James 1
    My daughter mother in law has tormented her for twenty something years. Even starting at when mr daughter gave birth during night, in the morning when the nurse was handing my daughters baby to her , her mother in law was insisting to hold the baby first. This is an example of the whole situation . Twenty years later, my daughter is mentally worn out and told her mother in law to stop coming around w her husbands consent. She threatened she would go to police as her mother in law was going thru her mailbox. It is a control struggle on the mother's part. My daughters husband cannot is she his mom anymore. Ok so about four months ago the mother amble morjer in law lost her second husband. Stepfather. She did not care for him , is it still a duty to visit a widow that doesn't care? My daughter w the approval went to the police to keep her away because of the daily harassment . My daughter was a mental wreck. Please comment on this situation
  • GiGi - in Reply on James 1
    Dear Loretta, It sounds like your daughter and son-in-law have made wise decisions to curtail interactions with this relative. She sounds like she cannot help herself from being controlling and meddlesome. If a restraining order is in place, then it is best to honor it on the end of your daughter and son-in-law even though his mother has lost her husband.

    I suggest that you, your daughter, and son-in-law continue to pray for this woman, but still not have contact with her as contact may encourage her to break the restraining order and subsequently go to jail for doing so. It will take some time for the effects of this woman's behaviors to be healed in your daughter and son-in-law. Resisting the temptation to make contact will allow for this healing to occur.

    God is great and compassionate. He can work in this woman's life in ways we never can. Perhaps there will come a time when the relationship can be reinstated in a more healthy way, God willing. He will pave the way for this as he causes her to be changed by the working of the Holy Spirit.
  • Cindy - in Reply on James 1
    Dear Loretta, sounds like there's a lot of suffering here. The daughter who is being tormented and her tormenter who sounds like she is mentally ill. You didn't mention whether the three of you were born again in Jesus Christ. If you accept him as Savior or come back to him to be restored He will give you peace.

    If you are not born again here is the way to salvation:

    "Paul and Silas's jailer asked in ACTS 16:30 ..."Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" Their answer was as simple as this in ACTS 16:31 ..."Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved..." Simple as that.

    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:9-13

    God bless you!

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