Mar 13, 2019
When someone close to us learns they are pregnant unexpectedly, what is the appropriate biblical response? Should that response be any different if the mother is a believer? Mary Kate White joins us and shares her personal experience of finding out she was unexpectedly pregnant with twins. What followed was a high risk pregnancy, an earlier-than-expected wedding date, and months in the NICU with her two daughters. Mary Kate shares how her faith and a solid support network of family and friends carried her through a time of uncertainty, showing how grace often meets us in the most unplanned times of our lives.
Mary Kate is a writer and you can follow her on her blog at marykatewrites.com.
1:50 - Introducing Mary Kate White
4:00 - Mary Kate shares about the circumstances leading up to the news that she was unexpectedly pregnant with twins.
7:45 - Mary Kate and Andrew’s reactions to the news. The 3 S’s: Shocked, Scared, and Shame.
11:38 - Mary Kate finds out she is pregnant with twins.
14:05 - Mary Kate’s fears and concerns about how her family and church community would respond.
18:24 - Was abortion ever recommended?
21:45 - Mary Kate found out her pregnancy was high risk. Her daughters’ conditions occur once out of every 60,000 pregnancies.
29:15 - The impact of experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and how it has strengthened Mary Kate’s relationship with God. Words of encouragement to women in the same situation.
35:12 - How can Christians respond to an unplanned pregnancy in a biblical way?