The last thing we would ever want to see is our kids homeless. We’ve allowed our kids to return home for a season to get back on their feet. When is it too long? In my opinion, when our kids act entitled, take advantage of our hospitality, or become lazy and stop looking for work and fail to get adequately employed. The fact that we’ve taken our kids back proves that we love them. Before we do it, make sure there are ground rules. Things like: clean up after yourself; buy your own groceries (or at least help); if you have conflicting values, have firm rules. And, most importantly, have an exit strategy. These can be trying times but can also be a turning point for our kids.

Suggested Reading: Matthew 7:12, Galatians 6:5