Is it improper for me and my family (we have 6 kids) to stay at my brother and girlfriends house when we are on vacation?

We are heading to visit my family and are thinking of where to stay. We think we will probably stay at a hotel, but my brother has asked us to stay with them. The only thing is that he lives with his girlfriend. I dont want this to seem normal in my kids eyes. What is the right thing to do?


You have answered your own question by stating your reservation—which is right on!
Your staying in a hotel could also be a good wake up call for your brother to get his act together.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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