About ten years ago, my husband and I severed ties with my parents/extended family. They are not Catholic and were disruptive to our family--encouraging/influencing our children to be disobedient and disrespectful to us, etc. They are and have been extremely abusive to me.
I've had an awfully hard time with ...honor your mother and father. We decided that the best way we could do that was by living and raising our kids to the best of our ability, and letting them live their lives in the way they saw fit--separately and with best wishes. They have stalked and harassed us relentlessly for the past ten years.
Anyway, fast forward ten years, they have contacted our teenage daughter in secret. They have successfully turned her away from us and the Church. We have discovered that they have been sending her money, cell phones, and plane tickets, etc. They have been trying to convince her (a minor child-17 & graduated from H.S.) to run away from home; giving her the funding and the support to do so.
Additionally, she has been encouraged from her friend's mother. Our daughter has been receiving mail, money, etc. at their address. This other mother was supposed to be my friend. Our daughter is living at the friend's house now.
Needless to say, we are absolutely devastated. We have been betrayed by extended family and our friends all to our daughter's detriment. I fear my daughter is lost forever, and now I have to protect my other child from her.
Please pray for us. Any advice would be helpful, too.