Single mothers. Teen Moms. Kids born outside of marriage. How is the Church to respond? Offer forgiveness, grace and resources. Balance it with how Jesus did. Sex is intended for marriage. Sex is a good thing. We talk about it as if it is Evil; but it is what God created.
There is a whole ministry out there for those young women who are struggling as single parents. They need to know they are not alone. The Church is there. God is there in the midst of brokeness.
In my current ministry we have a local Hagerstown Area Pregnancy Center and I've been fortunate enough to know some of the staff and board there.
We respond as we would anyone - with compassion, grace, forgiveness and mercy.
This past Sunday we had a young woman who is expecting twins - come forward asking for prayer ... to get rid of the rumors, and any gossip and be a support system to the family in the midst of expecting new children. May we, as the church, be Jesus' hands and feet ... What is your church doing about helping out in this area?