Missy Robertson, "Duck Dynasty" star and wife of Jase, has some "tough love" advice for parents whose kids have grown up and are getting married: Tell your kids that even when the marriage gets tough, they can't run back to their parents' home.
On her blog, Missy says it's the same advice she got from her dad, who told her before her wedding "When you get married on Friday, you can't come home. You are not welcome to come back to this house to live after Friday night."
In response to her horrified expression, her dad explained, "When you have problems with your husband, and you will, you’ll need to work them out. Your mom and I will be here to help you however we can, but you’ll have to go home to your husband.”
It's the story she told her son Reed and his fiance Brighton. She's also told them of the dark times early in her marriage when she longed to be back with her parents because her new life came with unexpected disappointments yet honored her dad's words and always talked things out with her husband Jase.
Every couple that gets married comes with a lot of baggage, Missy writes in her blog, but, "God was well aware of this situation when he created the union of marriage." Despite inevitable hardships, "He created marriage for the specific reason that He did not want us to be alone."
Missy emphasized that her son's love must be greater for his wife than for his mother, and that when he says "I do" to Brighton this fall, he can't come back home either.