I have a situation in my Church concerning a young lady wanting to have her baby dedicated. Half the Church is fully supportive of dedicating the baby because they say that a dedication is the issuing of a challenge to the parents and family to raise the child in a Christian environment. The other half of the Church bring up an interesting point though. This girl is living with the man who is the father of the baby but they are not married. This group in the Church believe that you should not dedicate a baby because you are in actuality presenting them before the Church as a family, which in God's eyes they are not because they live together out of wed-lock (they are shacked up so to speak). The first group believes that the dedication is an encouragement and a challenge to raise the child as a Christian family including encouragement to do the right thing and get married. What is your opinion and would you or would you not do a dedication with this child???