Category: pregnancy/birth control

God’s Heart Toward Children Part 2

Read Part 1 HERE. Another way our view of children affects the world is that if our thinking about children is not synonymous with His thinking about children, our entire paradigm of parenting is wrong. Did you hear that? We come into parenting with a completely wrong basis for the way we raise our children if ...

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God’s Heart Toward Children-PART 1

A heart-breaking reality that we have experienced by default of our unusually large family, is that in general, the Church’s ideas about children are essentially the same as those outside. Heart-breaking, I say, because we let a culture that kills 3,500 babies a day in the womb, inform our opinion about children.

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Postpartum Life

Postpartum life is not as fun at 43 than I remember at a younger age. (Although having a little baby in the house is!) But the upside is that I've had enough babies to expect and prepare for the crazy roller coaster of hormones that is my life after giving birth. I just thought it'd be ...

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Baby Zane is Born!

We are so excited and grateful to the Lord for the arrival of Zane Emory! After heading toward the hospital Sunday night around 11, contractions let up and we turned around and came home, grabbing a few hours of sleep and then heading back around 3:30 am. (Deciding when to go was tortuous for me this ...

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What I Would Like to Say When People Make Me Feel Like a Freak For Having Children

  And it happens a lot. For a long time, I tried to have a clever answer for the jaw-dropping, invasive probing into my fertility... "Are you going to have more babies??!!" Me: "Well, we do love children!" But the "my hands are full and so is my heart" quip just isn't me anymore. And mothers of large families know, you ...

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What Do You Do When You’re Suffering? Is There More to It?

  I'm over at Redeeming Childbirth, reaching out to moms who are struggling, whether with pregnancy or other life matters. I think you'll want to read Dear Mama, Your Suffering is not Just for Enduring.

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My Big Take-Away From Motherhood

  About this time last year I wrote raw words about what it's like having 10 children with the possibility of more. You made it close to your favorite post, sharing it over 10,000 times on facebook alone. "I simply look at each of my children with more love than I can believe my heart will hold, ...

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Worldview of Children: Our View Does Change the World

Fertility is a tricky thing...most consider it a private issue with little consequence except how it will affect their family vacations. Unless you encounter a family with more than three children, and then you're allowed to prod into their sex lives; but I digress. However, it is my particular opinion that NOTHING changed our culture and the face ...

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To My Friend Who Has no Babies

To My Friend Who Has no Babies

I'm reading a book now that you'll be hearing much more about in the coming days, because simply put, it's one of the best, most rejuvenating things I've read in a long while. If you are a woman, go buy Lady Like, by Rebekah Curtis & Rose Adle. You'll be happy you did. One of the ...

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Why I Agreed to Do a National Interview About (Not) Being Quiverfull

Why I Agreed to Do a National Interview About (Not) Being Quiverfull

They wanted to tell my perspective, in light of the Duggar's recent presence in the news, of what it means to be "Quiverfull." It was a radio show that airs on NPR. My first thought was to decline. Publicity typically doesn't go well for people and the farther we can stay away from it, probably, the ...

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