A child's new life is a gift of God no matter how the child was conceived, and to rejoice in the baby is not to rejoice in the sin.
I'm so glad that you realize that abortion is not an option.
Your counselor will help you make the decision that is best for your baby.
One of the things the counselor may discuss with you is the option of letting the child be adopted by a Christian husband and wife who are already prepared to be parents.
My concerns are over the fact he isn't a Christian.
I know God does not want us to be unequally yoked, yet it seems to me that we're already yoked through the new life.
I'm also glad that you're going to visit a crisis pregnancy center — that's one of the best things you can do.
If you know of books that would help me know how to tell my parents, I would be grateful for that too. It's not wrong to rejoice about your baby — in fact, as your heart knows already, it's very right.
So my question becomes: Does the same hold true for a Christian girl and a non-Christian guy? There isn't any physical reason not to keep this baby and make a family.
" you advise the guy to marry the girl, even though she isn't a Christian, because it is his duty to protect the life he created and the mother. I realize my sins — dating a nonbeliever, sex outside marriage — and I've repented before God. We're both 23, we have fairly decent jobs, we're covered by insurance, we're healthy, and we don't have any addictions.
My boyfriend loves me and wants to marry me and have a family.
He doesn't want to give the baby up for adoption, but he'll support me in that if it's what I really want. I too want to solidify this family we have started, but I'm confused about whether it's the right thing to do.
Do keep your mind open about adoption; that may be part of the meaning of caring for this gift.