Ruth 1:16-18 But Ruth replied, Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if anything but death separates you and me.”
Ruth had the right idea when it came to a family commitment and loyalty. She promised to always be near, physically, spiritually and emotionally.
Living and staying as close to each other as possible while raising your children is very important to your children. It is easier on them physically, emotionally and spiritually.