“Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled,” she said.
I recognized the passage from Titus. “Everyone who has this hope in him purifies himself, just as he is pure,” I said in return.
“That’s from first John,” she said.
“It is,” I said. “You are not a sinner, Abby,” I said. “You simply made a wrong choice.”
“Says you,” she said. I could hear the sadness in her voice, which quickly turned bitter. “But you don’t have to live in my house.”
I sensed a severity in the treatment of this unwed, pregnant teen and asked, “How bad was it, Abby?” Even as I asked the question, my heart filled with dread.
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