In the LDS Church's Proclamation on the Family it states, "the family is ordained of God". It also states "we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets". The proclamation also tells us that "extended families should lend support when needed"
And that's why I'm writing this post. At different times, all our married children have had to live with us for a period of time in order to save money for a home. Currently, Kelsey and Kyle are living with us for that purpose. They moved in to stay this past weekend. Val and I are so happy that we have accommodations for our children in our basement that provide adequate privacy for them and for us. We are grateful that we can assist our children in this way so that they can purchase their own homes. We look forward to the time spent helping and counseling them as they prepare to make BIG CHANGES in their lives.
I am sure that as our older marrieds prepare to make the transition from "starter homes" into more spacious long-term family homes, we will be called upon again to provide a landing spot for them. And we will do it gladly.
Here is the link to Sherry's article. Take the time to read it - it's well worth it.http://www.deseretnews.com/article/695206217/Someday-your-children-may-be-your-best-friends.html