It’s now what you think!
Way back in December, Reed Robertson, the 20-year-old son of Duck Dynasty stars Jase and Missy Robertson proposed to his long-time girlfriend Brighton Thompson. She said "yes" and the two have been engaged ever since.
However, a few months later, his mother Missy posted on her blog that Reed was not allowed to come home once he was married.
Here’s what she wrote: “Reed, I love you with all my heart, but once you say ‘I do’ this fall, you can’t come home. And Brighton, you’re stuck with him.”
Naturally, fans were upset and confused. Why couldn’t Reed go home once he’s married? It seemed like an odd tradition. Not to mention, why would a mother do that to her beloved son?
Missy has a powerful reason for giving her son this edict, however. She later explained that her own father said the same thing to her when she was about to marry Jase all those years ago.
A week before she was to become Mrs. Robertson, Missy says her father had a discussion with her about married life.
“So, when he stopped me in the hallway of our house one day during that festive week, took me by the shoulders, faced me head on and stated, ‘Missy, I need to tell you something very important,’ it definitely got my attention. He looked me dead in the eyes and said, ‘When you get married on Friday, you can’t come home.’
What? Where in the world did this come from? Maybe I didn’t hear him correctly. So, I asked him to clarify.
Again, he said, ‘You are not welcome to come back to this house to live after Friday night.’”
Missy was stunned by this announcement, but her father went on to explain why this was important.
“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.”
Missy says that she didn’t really understand what her father meant at the time, but now, after being married for so long, she sees the wisdom in his words and wants her son and his soon-to-be wife Brighton to learn how to work through tough times together, rather than running home for help.
“Now that my oldest son, Reed, has chosen Brighton to be his wife, he needs to love her more than he loves me. And I, as his mom, need to understand that. There is no place in a marriage for a man to love his mother more than he loves his wife. And there is no place in a marriage for a mother who hasn’t accepted that.”
Missy has made it clear that she has accepted that and is fully supportive of her son and his fiancée.
What do YOU think of Robertson’s edict? Is it a good idea to tell your children NOT to come home after they are wed? Let us know!