help turn into enabling sin. A personal aqaintaince of mine called with a simple request tonight that I was happy to fulfill. It was a very minor thing, something she could very well have performed herself, so I asked her why she needed me to do so. That's the background, here's the problem: My friend has, at the moment, stayin in her home a minor child (think under 18) who has 2 and 1/2 children (meaning #3 is on the way). The young lady in question is not my friend's child but is related sort of to the family. Let's ignore for the moment that this young lady is not in the care of children's services herself and her guardianship is unclear. So, where does help stop in such situations. This 'child' has 3 children, yet can't figure out what it is she is doing wrong. Her connection to my friend's family it through her boyfriend who is once again sitting in a jail cell. Over and over, help has been provided, counseling given, Christ presented. When does our "help" simply become an aid to continued sin? At what point should these young people be made to deal with the consequence of their own actions? And if I seem a little aggravated by this, I am. My friend has children of her own who are seeing these young people(and others my friend seems to attract) continue in their sin. I am concerned that the example is being set for them that it doesn't matter what sort of trouble you get into someone will always be there to get you out.