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Your husband's sister is your sister-in-law. Her son is your husband's nephew, and therefore your nephew. The son's daughter is your husband's great nephew (or grand nephew) a…nd therefore your great nephew (or grand nephew). (MORE)
Your sister's daughter is your niece. You are her aunt (if you are a woman) or her uncle ( if you are a man).
These famous sisters in history learned from and drew strength from each other. Though not all their relationships lasted, they made a lasting impact on each other's lives.… (MORE)
As sister-of-the-bride, you are often asked to give the toast on your sister's big day. Don't stress about the responsibility; think of it as an honor. Here are a few touching… wedding toasts to give you inspiration for your speech. (MORE)
Having a sister protects teens against feelings of depression, loneliness, self-consciousness, fear, and being unloved according to Laura Padilla-Walker, head researcher in a …recent BYU study. Source: [BYU.edu](http://news.byu.edu/archive10-aug-siblings.aspx) The positive impact of sisters extends beyond adolescence into adulthood. British researchers Liz Wright and Tony Cassidy found that people who grew up with at least one sister were happier more motivated, had more friends, and were more resilient during difficult times, especially during parental divorce. Source: [NY Times](http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/health/26essay.html?_r=0)Here are some tips for helping your children develop close, positive relationships with each other during childhood and adolescence so they will continue to support emotional health as adults.Encourage your family to express physical affection, to notice and express positive traits, to increase emotional sensitivity to siblings, and to celebrate other sibling's successes. Affection is an important aspect that contributes to the positive mental health outcomes among siblings, According to Padilla-Walker, "An absence of affection seems to be a bigger problem than high levels of conflict."A-list star Gwenyth Paltrow, and her producer brother, Jake Paltrow are a great example of affectionate siblings raised in a loving home."Sibling relationships - and 80 percent of Americans have at least one - outlast marriages, survive the death of parents, resurface after quarrels that would sink any friendship. They flourish in a thousand incarnations of closeness and distance, warmth, loyalty and distrust." - Erica E. GoodeHealthy emotional expression is a crucial component to emotional health. Wright & Cassidy found that in families whose parents divorce, sisters tended to express themselves, and encourage emotional expression in others leading to less distress.Coach your children to express feelings to their siblings in a non-attacking way. Here's an excellent tool to help your children communicate their emotion:I feel (emotion word) when you (other's specific behavior) because I think (thought) . I would like it if you would (requested behavior) .Here's an example: "I feel mad when you take my clothes without asking because I think you don't respect my privacy. I would like it if you would ask me before you borrow my clothes."Coach your children to treat each other with respect, thoughtfulness, and kindness. Having a loving sibling of any gender seems to promote kindness and empathy toward others, according to Padilla-Walker. Interestingly, the relationship between positive sibling relationships and good deeds was twice as strong as the relationship between parenting and a child's good deeds.Deborah Tannen's research found that women talk with sisters more often, at greater length, and about more personal topics than they do with brothers. She concludes that the frequency of contact with sisters, not necessarily the content of the communication, is most important component contributing to the positive impact of having a sister. Source: [NY Times](http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/26/health/26essay.html?_r=0)Set family rules of no name-calling and no physical fighting, and don't be afraid to intervene in your children's fights. High levels of sibling conflict is associated with increased risk aggression in other relationships, and increased delinquent behavior, but on the positive side, a little bit of conflict gives siblings a chance to practice emotional control and problem solving skills.Sibling relationships are important and often undervalued connection. Research suggests that having a sister helps mental health of male and females by being affectionate, expressing emotion, showing kindness, staying in touch, and minimizing relationship conflict. These five aspects of relationships can be cultivate in any family to improve relationships and overall mental health. (MORE)
Though the most significant figures in Judaism tend to be men, there are many women who made a dramatic impact on the religion and culture. These women are honored in many way…s and remembered with tremendous respect and admiration. One such woman is Miriam, the sister of Moses. Considered a prophetess, Miriam played a pivotal role in the eventual deliverance of the Hebrew people from oppression in Egypt.At the time of Moses' birth, Pharaoh had made a proclamation that all baby boys born to Hebrew families would be killed. Moses' mother Yocheved feared for the life of her youngest child. She asked Miriam to put the baby in a basket and set him afloat on the water. The hope was that he would be found and welcomed into another family so he would be safe. Miriam followed the basket until it got caught in the reeds and watched as he was found.Pharaoh's daughter discovered Moses. The princess immediately felt an attachment to the infant and brought him home to her father. She adopted him as her own but needed to find someone to suckle him. Miriam approached the princess and suggested the adoptive mother take a nurse for the baby. Miriam recommended Yocheved, who was taken into the palace, thereby allowing her to raise her own baby. As Moses was raised as a favorite within the palace, he also had the opportunity to learn about his Hebrew heritage, though he would not know about his true origins until he was an adult.Miriam stayed in close contact with her brother throughout her life. She was one of the first to hear of her brother killing an Egyptian slave master who was violent against the Hebrews. She was also one of his greatest supporters when he stood up against Pharaoh to demand the release of his people. When the Exodus occurred, the Bible teaches that Pharaoh sent his army to bring the Hebrews back. Moses divided the Red Sea and the Hebrews escaped across. When the armies entered the dry land, however, God sent the water crashing back on to them. Miriam raised her hand into the air in celebration and sang, "Sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously. Horse and rider he has cast into the sea."There are several instances in which Miriam is referred to as being "white as snow." Miriam is said to have spoken out against Moses during the 40 years the Hebrews spent in the desert. Considering herself a prophetess, she questioned the religious authority of Moses and thought herself to be as worthy of direct communication with God as her brother. God punished her by afflicting her with tzaraat, a disease that turned the skin white. Moses interceded for his sister and God healed her after she spent seven days cast out of the camp. Tzaraat is often translated as leprosy, although further investigation into historical accounts has shown the disease was more likely a type of skin cancer.There is some question as to the marriage of Miriam. It would be very strange during that time for any person to go through life unmarried. The translation of the original texts of the Torah, however, has made it somewhat confusing to determine if and who Miriam may have wed. Some writings refer to her as the wife of Hur. Others, however, are translated as her being the mother of Hur. This would mean that she was the wife of Caleb, meaning that she was also referred to as Ephrath during her life.Though her role as Moses' sister made her important enough, Miriam is remembered for more as well. Within Judaism she is considered a prophetess. Her song of victory after the miracle of the Red Sea is still sung to remember God's deliverance of His people. Miriam played an incredibly important role in the preservation of the Hebrews and the eventual development of the Jewish faith.Miriam holds particular importance to Jewish feminists. She is frequently honored at the Passover seder by placing a cup next to the Cup of Elijah to act as the Cup of Miriam. This cup is filled with water in honor of Miriam's connections to water. (MORE)
Followers of Christianity often find themselves looking for direction within the Word of God on how to live, love and learn. From the Ten Commandments to the Psalms, there is …a lot to take away from every verse of the Bible. Many of the ancient book's lessons are relevant not only to religious people, but to people of all backgrounds and belief systems. Some of the most important lessons that the Bible teaches us center on family and family life. Some of the most integral relationships an individual may have are those with his or her siblings. If you are looking for some guidance on how to relate to your sister, for example, perhaps you could look up some Bible verses about sisters.James chapter two verses 15-17 say, "If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, 'Go in peace, be warmed and filled,' without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead."Many people turn to their sisters when in need. Sisters can give the support and affection God intends his people to have. Along with this love and affection, Christians are also entrusted with a responsibility to help their sisters and brothers in any way they can. It is not merely important to be aware of what they need and wish them well, but also to convert this awareness into action so as to be helpful to them. Sisters should always be conscious of what their other siblings need and be always ready to share what they have, even if what they have is little. Also, consider this verse for the lesson between the lines: It is really not necessary to share material wealth, but also what is intangible like love, wisdom and knowledge.John chapter 15 verse nine says, "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love."Integral to a life of faith is to be a vessel of God. This isn't only to absorb and revel in God's love, but to also pass it on to those whose lives believers touch. And there is no one better to pass this love on to than your own sister or sisters. With sisters, you may take a lot of things for granted, especially that they will know that you love them. Everybody needs to feel loved, and the only way to make them feel loved is to let them know how you feel about them.Romans chapter 15 verse seven says, "Therefore, welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God."One of the biggest problems in relationships is the difficulty of accepting people for who they are. People often see the imperfections in their sisters, but neglect to see them as they are and accept them for who they are. Just as God is said to accept his people with all their shortcomings, you must endeavor to accept your sisters as they are, including their shortcomings. Be accepting of them, never judge and always remember to stand by their side when they need you.Isaiah chapter 43 verse two says, "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you."It is not so much in everyday life, but in adversity when you need your sisters the most. Let your sisters know that you are always there for them through thick and thin and ready to face whatever it is that they have to face in life. The Christian religion teaches that God gave you sisters so you will never be alone to face life's trials. Women take on several roles in their lives, and a sister's presence can be a valuable thing when life becomes difficult or just overwhelming.Corinthians chapter 13 verse 13 says, "So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love."There are several elements that make up a relationship. These include wisdom, knowledge, and hope, among others. However, the most important element in any relationship is love. According to the Bible, God created people so they could spread his love and be there for each other. Love can be a powerful tool to have on your side as you face the pressures of life.There is so much more to sisters than meets the eye. Each relationship is unique and has its own strengths and weaknesses. Learning to hold on to the strengths and working on the weaknesses can be one way to a strong relationship with a sister. According to Christianity, such a relationship should be based in faith and strengthened by God's love.The various accounts in the Bible about the sisters Martha and Mary teach various lessons about relationships among sisters. Each sister has her own way of life and a unique outlook on it. However, each is touched very differently by Jesus' presence in her life and learns different lessons from it. (MORE)
Quotes are a great way to express what you are really feeling in more eloquent words. If you are a daughter trying to show your father how you feel, the right quote can really… hit home. There are dozens of websites with father quotes from daughters, but some of them have a really strong library.Search Quotes is a great quote site which allows you to search for different quotes with a variety of tags. It is possible to include many tags at the same time to find precisely what you are searching for. One example that appears when using the tags "father" and "daughter" is "Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad."Pinterest is an online site where users are able to choose and highlight their favorite images, quotes and more. There is an entire section featuring quotes about fathers within images on this site. Quotes such as "The greatest thing a father can do for a daughter is to love her mother" can be found on this site.Ho Hum Cards has put together 50 of the best Father's Day quotations; however, most of them are great daughter-father sentiments year round. An example related to daughters is "Fathers, be good to your daughters. You are the god and the weight of her world," which is actually a lyric from a John Meyer song.This site has an entire section devoted specifically to categorizing quotes. This includes a few dozen quotes about the relationship between a father and a daughter. Here you can find longer quotes, including "When his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, 'Daddy, I need to ask you something,' he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan."Goodreads is another website which allows you to build a search based on a series of tags. "That was when the world wasn't so big, and I could see everywhere. It was when my father was a hero and not a human." This is a great example of the types of father-daughter quotes found on Goodreads. This site also has several poems about the relationship between a father and a daughter.Choosing the right quote to express your feelings is never easy, but with resources such as these, it becomes much simpler. Take a look through each one to see if you can find the perfect words.Daughter of an English officer, playwright Enid Bagnold contributes this observation about the evolving but never-ending father/daughter bond: "A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman, he turns her back again." (MORE)
Your sister's daughter is your niece. You are her aunt (if you are female) or her uncle (if you are male).
Your sister's daughter is your niece, her granddaughter is your "great niece"... or you could just call her by name.
Because they are both female, and that is the way the English language does it.