When T.D Jakes’ daughter fell pregnant at 14, he says when push comes to shove and you’ve gotta choose – choose your child.
She wrote a letter saying she was sorry to see her parents go through the kind of pain they were going through but told her father ‘it was worth it all to see how much you love me’.
In Zimbabwe, we don’t often get parents who stand by their daughters when they fall pregnant prematurely.
We have this tendency to dump teenage daughters who fall pregnant to ‘punish’ the erring daughter and to ‘penalize’ the man/boy responsible – so in the end we have a percentage of the society who are married by default.
Would you stand by your daughter? And if you’ve been there, did your parents stand by you? Was anyone there for you?
Sarah D. Henson’s father told her unequivocally, “I would give the whole church up before they make me disown my daughter.”
Would you ever be that kind of parent?