Loneliness Puts Pregnant Women At Risk

For You From The Word

Love one another deeply, from the heart.
(1 Peter 1:22)

For You To Think About

lonely womanPsychologists cite three primary sources of loneliness. Pregnant women are significantly exposed to all three.

1. Situational loneliness: driven by outward circumstances – the discovery of an
unplanned pregnancy, for instance

2. Developmental loneliness: driven by the struggle to balance independence and intimacy. A pregnant woman may grapple with defining her relationship with the birth father or her parents.

3. Internal loneliness: driven by feelings, such as low self-esteem and vulnerability.

A lonely and isolated woman is at greater risk for choosing abortion than a woman who has a strong support system.

You can’t change a woman’s circumstances. You can’t define her relationships or remove her shame. But you can show her love … and let her know she is not alone.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
Give me the opportunity to show a pregnant woman love and acceptance.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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