I have a question. Has anyone ever known someone that did something terrible, or needed a serious consequence; but either you, or your spouse , etc refused to give it to them because that person was "their blood"?
for example, let's just say you have someone living with you that is completely disrespectful of you and your home and the people living there. We'll make this person your brother for arguments sake. This person won't help around the house, does things that are unacceptable in a home with children like drugs, etc. Let's make them a complete slob, and for added measure they come and go as they please with complete disregard to the rest of the family. Let's even go so far as to say they have stolen from your spouse or something along those lines.
Now, I'm assuming here that living with someone like this would cause a lot of problems in a relationship and make living with and coming home to this miserable.
Now, at some point do you kick your brother out? Or does he get to stay with you indefinitely and unconditionally because he is your "blood"? Your "cross to bear"... Ultimately, where should priorities lay?