"Making Room For Her" by Barbara and Stacey Reaoch

Maybe you’re a bride-to-be who is about to gain a mother-in-law. Perhaps you’re a mother-of-the-groom who is about to gain a daughter-in-law, or maybe you’ve been in an in-law relationship that’s been struggling in painful tension for years. No matter your age or stage, every daughter-in-law and mother-in-law needs help navigating their relationship.

Whether the struggle is one of feeling unseen, unheard, or unvalued, the authors and in-laws, Barbara and Stacy Reaoch, have been there and put the Bible’s wisdom to practice. As you walk alongside them in their own 20-year journey and lessons learned, prepare to be encouraged and equipped in these areas:

  • Expectations
  • Conflict
  • Suffering
  • Communication
  • Parenting

With the Bible as your foundation and this book as a helpful companion in the journey, take heart: a healthier relationship with your mother-in-law or daughter-in-law is closer than you think!

Our member, Michelle Tollett shares her perspective on the book:

In this book, the authors address different aspects of in-law relationships that so many women (both mothers- and daughters-in-law) find difficult to navigate. The book is filled with hope and encouragement for each woman and their in-law relationship because with God we always have hope.

God used this book to give me a biblical perspective on my relationship with my mother-in-law and what His purpose is with this hard relationship.  He has brought me to a point of true forgiveness and love for her after seven years of bitterness.  He has convicted me of ways I am not loving her as He wants and shown me there is hope for our relationship.

To participate in our book group:

  1. Purchase the book here.
  2. Read it over the summer!
  3. Register for a one-time in-home discussion group in either August or September with other Brook Hills women (We will email you later in July with the date and location for your discussion group). 
    Additionally, you can read it with a friend or your small group and discuss it at your own time and place.