Today there is a buzz that is even louder than the sound of Christmas carols in the department stores … Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney’s younger sister and star of Zoey 101, is pregnant.
You can read about it on CNN.
I posted a comment on it, but since CNN is moderated, I’m not sure if it will be posted. If it’s not … this is what I said:
What is Hollywood’s way of showing love in movies and on television? The characters have sex–teens and adults, married or not.
What do advertisers use to sell their products? Skin, skimpy clothing, and sexual innuendos.
What do the hottest bands and solo artists sing about???? (Do you really need me to answer this?)
What is on the cover of nearly every magazine??? Star Babies, as if they were the newest fashion accessory.
Each one of us has a heart-need and a desire to be loved. Our society, and our entertainment, tells us that sex is the way we find this love. THEN … we are shocked when someone like Jamie Lynn Spears is pregnant. We are shocked (as a recent statistic has shown) that teen pregnancy is again on the rise.
I was a teen mom. I had my son at age 17. I was looking for love and soon became “one of the statistics.” Today, I mentor young moms. I try to help them make better choices–for their education, for their relationships, for their dreams, for themselves and their babies. These young women’s lives are NOT over because they choose to have their child. In fact, I applaud these young women for taking responsibility.
Eighteen years after facing teen pregnancy, I’m an author of thirteen books. Jamie Lynn’s life and career is not over. Instead, it’s the perfect time for her to step out of the spotlight, to consider what’s truly important, and to make positive choices for her future.
It’s also a great time for her to step up as a role model for teen girls, reminding them that there are better choices teens can make than having sex before marriage … no matter what Hollywood says!
Tricia Goyer, author of Life Interrupted: The Scoop on Being a Young Mom
GOOD FOR YOU. Let’s hope it get’s published. You perspective will surely give hope to someone who needs it. And surely it will give pause to someone who’s in the midst of making important decisions. Thank you for your ministry!
I hope it gets published to as i was very well writen and very possitive.
What a great response. I’m so sad by her choice, especially in light of what her sister’s choices have done to their family…but I pray she finds grace and mercy at the Cross, and that she makes good decisions from here on out.