[quote="George_Stegmeir, post:11, topic:319878"]
Yes, Christ said to love thy neighbor, But, he didn't say you had to keep them near you!
One marries ones spouse because you want to be close to them all of the time. It doesn't mean you are marrying their parents.
More marriages in the US have been destroyed by the couple living too near their inlaws than any single thing. If either partner insists on that, in many cases it means that they were no mature enough to get married in the first place, or the couple was greedy for the house the in-laws offered to buy them on the same block where they live. Talk about the fruit of the poisonous tree!
Living next door, or even down the block from ones in-laws ranks in immaturity next to those young adults approaching 30 who still live with their parents-and their parents are healthy and still footing the bills. Only in America!!!!
What? There is nothing absolutely wrong with living next door to your parents. Also, some of us have our elderly parents living us and we take care of them -- are they pathetic for needing help?
I agree that when you get married, you marry your wife or husband only. I don't agree with the people who say you marry a man's (or woman's) whole family. Certainly that's non-scriptural. But there are young adults, plenty of them, who are very quick to cut off the whole family over a misunderstanding or just because they don't like them. I wish more families would be honest and tell each other what they expect, what they need and want, and work things out.
Of course, all of this is jumping to conclusions because the OP hasn't said that she is thinking about cutting off her in-laws.