Strong enough to ask for help in unplanned pregnancy

Cradle My Heart Today | Lexie’s story 5-10-17

Perfectionism is poison. Listen now:

Secret anger at her imperfections left Lexie vulnerable when she was pregnant at 22. She feared the judgment of her peers and disappointing her parents.

Abortion seemed like an easy answer.

When she became ill and needed hospitalization, she could no longer hide the reality of her pregnancy. She was stunned by an outpouring of love.

Lexie says, “Harsh self-criticism is a red flag that pride had replaced a healthy self-image. Everyone makes mistakes. Every heart reflects both good and evil, moral and immoral thinking, loving and selfish traits.”

Today Lexie says her son Jake is a gift from God, meant for her to share with the world.

She says, “Love yourself despite your weakness, and then go share your gift.”

An unplanned pregnancy may bring your whole world into question. Staying centered on God’s love leads to life-affirming choices, including the choice to reach out for help when needed. Such a choice reflects the strength of humility in admitting our needs and interdependence on God and one another.

Sharing our needs allows others to bear with us in love.

Walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:1-3

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