The book I just finished by Deb DeArmond is called "Related by Chance, Family by Choice: Transforming Mother-in-Law & Daughter-in-Law Relationships".
I'll be honest, as I read this book I was just reminded of how blessed I am in the relationship I actually have with my mother-in-law. I definitely see her as a close friend and another mother, although no one could replace my biological mother. This book, even though it didn't personally help me with an issue in my life, was still a great read and made great points.
Throughout the book, DeArmond includes survey results and quotes from mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law from around the country. Some stories are heartbreaking and some made me feel disbelief in the anger that is sometimes held in these relationships. If your relationship with your MIL or DIL is like that, I strongly encourage you to read this book.
Each chapter will touch on things such as love, cleaving to your spouse, communication, and other important things that can disrupt the relationship between MIL and DIL. Each chapter also has a lot of scripture to back up what DeArmond is saying, self-assessments to fill out, a plan of action for each category she touches on, and a prayer. I can absolutely see how I would utilize this book to help my relationship with my MIL if I needed it. I think this book will help a lot of ladies, so please recommend it to those you know who are struggling in this area.
Thank you to Litfuse Publicity Group and Kregel Publications for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.