QUESTION: Can the role of a wife or husband be replaced by family?
ANSWER: The family has a role in the life of a couple. They cannot step into or take on the role of wife or husband. It’s like a shoe that would not fit. The family of the wife or husband cannot become the wife or husband in marriage.
The wife or husband should not neglect each other by drawing his or her family closer to themselves believing that their family will do better than their wife or husband. No family can wear the shoe of wife or husband. Wife is wife and husband is husband, a unique role God has made for only one person to fill, please do not undermine this position of wife or husband. Wife or husband is the closest person to you. The position of wife and husband has no replacement and it’s the closest form of companionship.