23 The man said,
“This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called ‘woman,’
for she was taken out of man.”
24 That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2:23-24
Many preachers use this passage when they preach at a wedding. It’s important for both husband and wife to separate from their parents. It’s certainly natural for parents to want to cling to their kids longer than they should. It’s a new stage in the newlywed couple’s life. New things to learn and explore. Old habits to break. A new life to live. Along with this new life comes stress – especially after the honeymoon is over. The couple now has financial stress, relationship stress, work stress, home stress, and they still must deal with clingy parents. But, it’s all part of the marital learning curve.
You probably know a newlywed couple or two. The stresses and tensions they’re now under are enormous. They need your regular prayers and encouragement.