Given the commandment, “Honor thy father and thy mother,” what is the extent of obedience to the dictates and recommendations of an adult child, or specifically an adult child-in-law?
I was taught that obedience to the wishes and orders of a parent, as long as they were not immoral, was a large part of honoring them, and as a wife, my parents-in-law were no different from my parents. However, my MIL has many edicts, most of which are contrary to my values. My husband and his sister say to ignore her, but I was taught that was sinful. My MIL acts in such a way that there seems to be no middle ground, either obey or ignore.
Therefore, is it sinful to ignore her directions, which do not contradict the teaching of the church, but are often ridiculous?