In the long run, her NOT marrying a loser might turn out to be the best thing for the baby. Being a single mother is far from ideal, even with a supportive family, but a bad marriage is harder to recover from. In a couple of years, Bristol might meet a nice man with an education and a future.
You miss the point entirely. No one knows what could happen in the future. The point is they went on record saying that Bristol was going to marry her young man, that it was “true love” between them and they considered themselves a family already. Then why not do the biblical thing, since you call yourself a Christian, and MARRY THE BABY’S FATHER, not some other man in the future. GIVE THE BABY HIS FATHER’S NAME. Do what JESUS would have you do and GET MARRIED.
It continues to reflect badly on the family’s professed Christianity as month after month goes by and Bristol still hasn’t married the father of the baby.
It might, but the point is to not have children until you can support them in the first place, and to not have them with someone who in your own estimation might be a "loser". And by extension, to not go n talk shows and discuss it if you do.
Because in the end, the most supportive family on the planet doesn't replace the father in a child's life.
This girl has made a whole long string of bad decisions, starting with an intimate relationship with a boy who was apparently not ready to be a husband or a provider, the potential "loser" you mention.
Those decisions continued on through last week when she decided to yammer on in an interview about her decisions, an interview which shed absolutely no light on anything at all. Period.
It's not like these interviews help anyway. They don't.
She said that being a mother is hard. That's news? She said that she now knows that it would have been better if she had waited. Uh, yes. Many of us have been saying that all along. She said that abstinence was "not realistic at all", which is a cop-out.
The interview was not news & she didn't say anything that half the girls on an average episode of The Maury Povich Show don't say when they do a "teen mothers" show.
I mentioned this before, but here goes again: many of the conservative mothers I know are disgusted with this story and by extension, with Sarah Palin. I don't feel the same way, but I do certainly understand it. I feel that she has raised her child and that sometimes children do drastically different things than we'd like them to. At the same time, I understand the people who are saying that the ongoing publicity this girl is getting makes single teen parenthood look very glamorous and that it isn't helping those of us whose job it is to raise children to avoid bad decisions.
Smart people, knowing that they are standing in a hole, stop digging.