Deanaland

Monday, September 18, 2006

There's bad parenting, and then there's...

What would you do if your teenage daughter came home pregnant?

You could hug her, cry with her, tell her you love her, and prayerfully help her work out a plan for her future.

Or, you could be the Crappiest Parent of the Year and do this.

7 Comments:

  • At Tue Sep 19, 06:24:00 AM, Blogger Jacinda said…

    I read about that! Isn't that just ludicrous?!!?!? And the gun...what, would they rather have a dead daughter than a pregnant one?!?! Hmmm...think they're more enbarrassed now than they would have been just announcing that she was pregnant?!?!

     
  • At Tue Sep 19, 07:20:00 AM, Blogger David Michael said…

    Very interesting story. I wonder how many parents of younger teens force their daughters to have abortions against the their will?

    Since you missed the sex discussion on Mike's blog:

    A fellow in a bar notices a woman, always alone, who comes in on a fairly regular basis. After the second week, he made his move. "No thank you," she said politely." "This may sound rather odd in this day and age, but I'm keeping myself pure until I meet the man I love." "That must be rather difficult," the man replied. "Oh, I don't mind too much," she said. "But, it has my husband pretty upset."

     
  • At Tue Sep 19, 08:59:00 AM, Blogger Deana Nall said…

    Funny joke, David. I have some that are...unpostable.

    About forced abortions -- that's why I don't drive around with bumper stickers on my car that say "Abortion stops a beating heart" or "It's a child, not a choice." There are women out there who had no choice, who had abortions against their will. And I'm not going to throw it back in their faces if they happen to pull up behind me at a red light.

     
  • At Tue Sep 19, 08:18:00 PM, Blogger Tiffany said…

    As someone who has taught both high school and college-age girls, I have seen first-hand the both the horrible effects that abortion can have on a woman's psyche and the horrible effect that the behavior of Christians in a community can have on a young woman who decided not to have an abortion and to give the child up for adoption instead. The same people who would have chastized her for aborting the baby called her unrepeatable names and ostracized her for daring to show her face in public with a pregnant belly and no wedding ring on.

    Because of my age (20-something) and my gender (female), these girls often feel they can confide in me so I have learned more about this subject than I had ever expected to. In some ways, it almost seems like the terrible emotional scars from an abortion heal more easily than those afflicted by self-righteous Christians. At least with an abortion, the girl expected to suffer...

    I know this wasn't exactly on-topic, but this has been something that I've really been wrestling with for several months and wasn't ready to post on my own blog. I hope you don't mind that I added them here.

     
  • At Wed Sep 20, 11:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Last night Patrick & I attended a fundraiser dinner for a crisis prenancy center in Waco. They provide counseling, medical care, parenting classes, and baby care stuff to women w/ unexpected pregnancies. Also, they provide positive, loving counseling for women who have had abortions. All of this is supported by area churches & loving, selfless volunteers. Check out this website at www.pregnacycare.org Dr. Tony Evans was the guest speaker. His church in urban Dallas is opening a similar center. His speech was amazing.
    CP

     
  • At Thu Sep 21, 02:51:00 PM, Blogger Blogging by Tina said…

    "About forced abortions -- that's why I don't drive around with bumper stickers on my car that say "Abortion stops a beating heart" or "It's a child, not a choice." There are women out there who had no choice, who had abortions against their will. And I'm not going to throw it back in their faces if they happen to pull up behind me at a red light."

    I wish more Christians were like you, Deana.

     
  • At Mon Sep 25, 08:30:00 AM, Anonymous jilly h said…

    Wow! What dorks...

     

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