Back in the old days, a shotgun wedding would have been in order. Is it reasonable for a couple of teenagers to not wed, in the face of a pregnancy?
Yes it’s reasonable for two teenagers not to wed. These two teenagers made a mistake, by having premarital sex. However it doesn’t mean that they should be forced to a lifetime in marriage to each other…
My parents had an unhappy marriage, and I have a lot of memories of my brothers and I are cowering while they were fighting. Yes, I totally believe that marriage is for life, and that’s while I be extremely careful when it comes to who I marry.
Trust me it would be much better for Bristol and Levi to live seperately but co parent Tripp than to raise Tripp in a marriage where one partner or both feel trapped into. This will only cause resentment towards each other and Tripp. It would be one thing if they were already married, but they aren’t, thank goodness, and so they can still make another choice.
I think the Church is very wise for discouraging shotgun marriages.
Stop fornicating and put the baby up for adoption. That baby deserves better and it is selfish for the Palins to keep it.
Let’s say that you had a young military wife, who was pregnant and her husband died before the baby was born. Would you say this girl was selfish for keeping her child? That she should just give up her baby because a baby needs two parents?
I think adoption is a wonderful thing but it’s not always the best option. Some children who are adopted, DO feel a bit abandoned you know. Bristol and the Palins can afford to raise this baby, and ensure that this baby has the best for everything. He will have his grandparents and hopefully a relationship with his father.
If she is going to keep it them she is a mother and not available for sates until the baby is an adult.
Clearly Bristol is a mother now and that has to be the most important thing. But once again, I don’t think that means no dating. Hopefully though she’s wise and will cut out the premarital sex, and will follow the experts advice which says do not introduce your children to a significant other until after six months to an engagement. So while I don’t think she should bring lots of men around, I think dating is okay (as long as it’s done morally) and she makes sure to protect her son from getting attached. (I.e hopefully the only guy Tripp meets is his future stepfather)
Please don’t get me wrong, I do think that if Bristol and Levi could make a relationship work that would be ideal. But there has to be reasons for them to get married other than Tripp, because Tripp will eventually move out and live on his own, and then it will be Bristol/Levi.