• Barbara Peters

The Teenage Pregnancy Dilemma of our Days

Updated: Mar 12


Tons of parents are suffering due to their teenage daughters’ and sons’ accidental mistakes—and that is to be an official parent at such a young age. There is no way we can deny how indolent teenagers have become nowadays; moreover, they could not even make the simple responsibility of washing the dishes or cooking on their own. If little responsibilities cannot be done accordingly by these young people, what do they know about parental responsibility?

One of the significant dilemmas our generation currently faced is the early pregnancy among our children. Sex and parenting are different; while sex is more about pleasure, parenting is all about responsibility and joy. A lot of religious people condemned sex before marriage because the Lord will never be pleased with it; however, science connotes that having the urge to do sexual acts is typical for everyone because of our hormones. But to analyze the situation more in-depth, it seems like being an offhanded parent is more than a sin—not only your parents will suffer from the responsibility you are unable to do, but also the child you brought upon this world. 

Christina Browne

While abortion is seen as the worst thing a parent can do to a child, it is also a gruesome thing to watch those kids live in intense poverty, not only in food and money but also in education and dreams. According to Sister Joan Chittister, “I do not believe that just because you are opposed to abortion, that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed… That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth.”

Also, we can’t just use to give birth to a child to fix a marriage. This is an essential insight that we can acquire in Christina Browne’s book, The Word that Made Us Whole. This book tackled the author’s extraordinary journey, a consultant psychiatrist, and her husband, Cornelius Browne, an accomplished virtual artist. The Word that Made Us Whole is an excellent book that will never fail to remind everyone that you will bring a life into the world just because the marriage is failing. In marriage, it should always be the love between the two of you that shall resolve everything—and the marriage of Dr. Christina Browne and Mr. Cornelius Browne, written in the book, will undoubtedly aspire every couple who are currently facing an intense situation. 

To wrap it up, never have kids at such a young age, mostly when you are not prepared financially, physically, and mentally. Also, before you commit unreasonable mistakes, always think of how your parents would feel about it. 

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