I am one of six granddaughters to Rev. Herman Owens and First Lady Evangelist Lillian Owens, and one of three daughters of gospel soloist Elder Elect Evangelist Janet James. My grandparents were the founders of the family church. So every member who had a position was family. We really didn’t have a choice on whether or not you wanted to do something, we just had to do it. “You are a child and you are to stay in a child’s place”, so Ephesians 6:1 I heard very often.
But as I grew older, that scripture didn’t stick with me for too long. I dwindled away from church due to me committing a sin. Having sex before marriage, ended up with me getting pregnant at the age of 19. Back when I was growing up, getting pregnant at a young age was frowned upon, especially when you weren’t married. But now, it’s becoming the norm. Girls as young as 12 get pregnant now and some people are taking it as just another day. Some parents now look forward to a grandchild when their daughters and sons are expecting.
As society evolved, Ethical Relativism is more foreseen. People have adapted to this new generation of change. But just because society have now accepted this new right, it didn’t mean that I was in the clear. “Be ye holy as the Father in heaven is holy”, Matthews 5:48. God set the standards high on being holy. Committing fornication, ending up pregnant wit...
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...t regret anything in life. I even still quote those very same scriptures, but mines go, “In all thine ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:6 (KJV), and Psalms 121:1-2 (KJV), “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.”
Looking back and seeing how life has been with my children, I feel there is only a few things that I will change. I would have never ever caused harm to my unborn child. That is the biggest no, no to have ever done. I am grown and now have the confidence that I wish to have had when I was 19 to not care what others think or say. My life is my life and no one can dictate that. Would I go back and do it again, probably. But that option would give the question would I have not put myself in the position to not ever get pregnant…I don’t know.
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