imo, renunciation is renunciation. you can't do it half, it will become a temporary ordination/renunciation. i remember reading a sutta where lord buddha said such ordination is weak, i think the name of the sutta is visakha sutta or uposatha sutta (anguttara 3.71) as it was delivered to lady visakha regarding the temporary ordination where the person don't renounce properly.
having said that, in these modern times people have different interpretations and ideas on dhamma
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Power can make things disappear, so does me
Then the Blessed One said to Ven. Ananda, "Now, if it occurs to any of you — 'The teaching has lost its authority; we are without a Teacher' — do not view it in that way. Whatever Dhamma & Vinaya I have pointed out & formulated for you, that will be your Teacher when I am gone.
-Dīgha Nikāya 16, Mahāparinibbāna Sutta
gO tO wORK, gET mARRIED, hAVE sOME kIDS;
wATCH yOUR tV, fOLLOW fASHION, aCT nORMAL;
pAY yOUR tAXES, pAY yOUR bILLS, oBEY tHE lAW;
aND rEPEAT aFTER mE: "i aM fREE."