Woman 2 Woman Magazine

Matters Of The Heart

You Don’t Have to be Married to Have a Baby


My husband and I were at Walmart in the baby section looking at items for our daughter who’s due in February. While browsing, we overheard some young teenage girls discussing pregnancy. One of them clearly wanted a baby and her friends were encouraging her saying, “You don’t have to be married to have a baby. As long as you’re in a relationship, I think its fine.” There are many things about their conversation that greatly disturbed both my husband and I. The first thing that we found to be disturbing was their age. These girls had be no older than sixteen. The second thing that was bothersome was that young girls were encouraging other young girls to have babies. Finally, the thing that upset me more than my husband was the incredibly low standards these girls had for their futures.

Teenage pregnancy has been an issue in society for quite…

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This entry was posted on December 21, 2013 by in Inspirational and tagged .
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