Yet there is hope—hope for the future and for restoration in their relationship with God.
What she needs to know from parents and other adults is that you still love her, she still matters.
Teenage pregnancy doesn't happen only to our teenage girls; it happens to our young men too.
Teenage mothers and fathers both need support, prayers, and godly counsel to succeed at school and at parenting.
"She's pregnant, Carole," My grammie said to my mother as I prayed this wasn't really happening.
I can still remember the look of devastation written all over my mother's face when I told her the news.
I was 13 weeks pregnant, and I still had my senior year of high school to finish.As I sat on the couch, praying the floor would open up and swallow me, my mama walked out of the room whispering, "I thought I raised you better than this." My mother was filled with dread and worry as she tried to process the news and grieve the dreams she had for me.At the same time, I was trying to adjust to the idea of high school and motherhood. Teenagers in the United States have the highest teenage pregnancy rate in the developed world.Being a teenager and not emotionally mature, I was scared that the father of my baby wouldn't be there … According to Teenhelp.com, 34 percent of teenagers have had at least one pregnancy for before the age of 20.With popular shows like , teenagers are becoming desensitized to the shock factor of teenager pregnancy and yet many still think, "It won't happen to me." Teenage parents are from all ethnic and social groups, including girls and guys who come from middle-class families and have grown up in the church.Parents are shocked and devastated when their godly child comes to them with a positive pregnancy test or the news his girlfriend is expecting.