When Judgment is a Good Thing

14 Dec, 2017


When Judgment is a Good Thing


When you think of the word “judgment,” what probably comes to mind is you or someone else criticizing a person on their behaviors, choices, actions or even appearance. While judgment is often perceived as a negative action, it’s actually a very important thing to have. Your judgment is made up of your morals, values, and everything in life that you believe in. You need a good sense of judgment to make active choices in your life, especially when it comes to your sexuality and all the responsibilities and implications that come with choosing to be sexually active.


1. Self-restraint

Depending on where you are in life and your own personal values, it’s totally normal if you choose to stay abstinent in your relationship. Remember, using your best judgment to remain abstinent is a choice that only you can make for yourself. A lot of responsibility comes with having sex – like the possibility of contracting STDs, getting pregnant or the heartache if the relationship doesn’t work out. If you’re not in a place where you feel comfortable taking those risks, especially with someone who is not your spouse, that’s where your judgment comes into play. Use your judgment when choosing who to date, the friends you hang out with, and how you spend your free time. Making those judgment calls can be much easier initially, rather than getting into a situation you’re not comfortable with and trying to say no. However, be firm in your judgment and remember that you are in control of your decisions.


2. Pregnancy Help

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and don’t know what to do next, that’s okay! This is another great example where your judgment can be extremely beneficial. Who you choose to confide in can make a positive difference in this journey. Outside of close family and friends, pregnancy medical clinics or resource centers are a great place to get your questions answered, as well as receive confidential support. Having a support system you can trust is imperative during such an important (and seemingly scary) part of your life. If you don’t feel like you have a great support system, or if you’re worried that if you tell family members or friends that rumors might spread, use your best judgment on where to place your trust.


At Turning Point PRC, we can be your support system. Our caring, trained medical professionals are waiting with open arms. Not only does our center offer free lab-quality testing, ultrasounds, support counseling and community referrals, we’ll supply you with all the information you need to make the best decision for yourself, all in a safe and confidential environment.


3. Abortion

Women facing unplanned pregnancy have different options when it comes to deciding what to do next. If you’re considering abortion, utilize your best judgment by evaluating all the information you have. There is an overwhelming amount of information and opinions out there regarding abortion, but part of using your best judgement is doing your research and making an informed decision. That’s something Turning Point PRC can help with as we talk with women about their options each day and provide them with factual and objective information about abortion procedures.


Something to be cautious of when considering abortion are the effects the procedures could have on your mental and physical health. If the fetal development is past two months, it is likely that you will need a surgical procedure to terminate the pregnancy. Surgical abortions can lead to serious side effects, including infection, excessive bleeding, PTSD, depression, and anxiety, among others. Use your best judgment to decide if this is the best option for you. Remember to try not to make a permanent decision out of a temporary emotion.


Clearly, judgment is a good thing. You need judgment no matter what you do in life. Because your judgment is rooted in your personal values and morals, it can also help navigate you through the more important decisions you might face, such as those listed above.


If you are looking for a reliable pregnancy clinic or are weighing your options, contact Turning Point PRC for no cost medical services: pregnancy test, ultrasound, and consultation about your next steps. Contact us today at: (858) 397-1970, text: (858) 822-9335 or email: info@mmpregnancy.org.