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post #21 of 22

I have to say that I agree with all the previous posters.  Please don't go unless you can offer some support to the girl.  

 

However, fwiw, I can say that when I was a teen, there were several pg teens around.  Seeing them didn't make me want to have a baby too--instead, it brought a good dose of reality, more like "holy crap. . . this COULD happen to me".  I wasn't a virgin throughout high school, but seeing those girls made me double check my protection methods and think twice about what if. . .

 

Amy

post #22 of 22

Obviously, I haven't had a chance to read the original post. But... gleaned enough to comment, I think. Pregnant teen, supportive church, not 100% supportive OP, what to tell other teens...

 

Teen pregnancy isn't the ideal situation, and I suspect few would be jumping up and down in celebration. But, the situation is what it is. I would expect that those who truly consider themselves Christians would also show compassion for both children involved. One doesn't have to support the circumstances, while still showing support for the children. If you can't do that? Step away.

 

As for what to tell other teens/tweens/preteens? "A is going to have a tough time, being a Mom at her age. There are a lot of dreams she may have that she'll have to put on hold. And that will be hard. But it's good that she has people standing by her, and who will help her. What do you think *we* could do?"

 

iBoth of my kids knew/know teen Moms/Dads. It was never something that they wanted to do. But know that they would have support if it happened.

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