If you are still involved with the father of your baby and have no plans to end the relationship, why not consider marriage? Being married gives you greater economic and social stability and support than if you were single.
Two people strive to support this family instead of one. Your child has the stability of two parents and two people working to raise this her on a full time basis. Once you’re married you are more likely to work for your relationship and
through your problems as well.
Studies do not show that a marriage begun because of pregnancy is more likely to end in divorce - but studies do show that a man is more likely to stay involved in his child’s life if he was a full time father, married to the mother, even
if only for a short time.
Many resources are available to married couples that may not be accessible to a single woman living with her boyfriend. Agencies exist that can help you explore the marriage option and see if you are spiritually, emotionally, and
financially ready for marriage. They can also help you through other struggles you are having. You have as much as eight months before your child arrives. Plenty of time to explore your options and make a plan for the future. By visiting a
local pregnancy resource center you and your baby’s father can learn about all available resources.
Even in the best of circumstances, when a couple is happily married, the news of a pregnancy can be scary. A lot of questions and concerns like “Are we ready for a child? Can we afford this child? This isn’t the right time,” may be
flooding your brain. These are normal concerns do not mean you shouldn’t have the baby. It simply means you’re walking new terrain that you need to learn about and explore. Working together as a couple makes the whole process a lot easier.
Talk to each other about the possibility of marriage. You may need to initiate the conversation by showing your boyfriend this website.