Advice From Teen Moms to Pregnant Teens: “You Can Do It!”

For You From The Word

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial. (James 1:12, NIV)

For You To Think About

teen mom and babyAlisha was a straight-A student, band member, and track athlete when she discovered she was pregnant during her junior year of high school.

Choosing life was not a question for her. Alisha came from a family with strong roots in the Christian faith. She gave birth during Christmas vacation of her senior year and returned to school immediately after the holiday in order to keep up with Advanced Placement classes. The following fall, she enrolled in college.

But Alisha says that being a teen mom has changed her completely. “I was a kid that had a kid,” says Alisha. “I had to grow up, so that’s what I did.” Her thought process is much different than the other students she knows on campus. She doesn’t think about parties and football games on the weekend – she thinks about seeing her daughter. She doesn’t shop for herself – she shops for her daughter.

Alisha says it’s important for pregnant teens to realize that it is still possible to achieve their goals. The way a teen mom goes about reaching your goal might be a little different and take a little longer than what she’d planned, says Alisha, but it’s still possible.

“Never give up,” she says. “You can do it. What you are doing, you are doing for your child.”

For You To Pray

Gracious Father,
Thank you for the gift of perseverance. Give it to pregnant teens. Allow them to choose life.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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