Category: pregnancy/birth control

Dear Christian: You Can’t Be For the Great Commission & Against Growing Families

When you've written at the same spot for 11 years, sometimes you think you've said all the things. But then again, unless people are digging into the archives, some things bear repeating. So hear goes part of my heart... I recently listened to a Voddie Baucham sermon that reminded me of the Christian's double standard when ...

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Why Did You Have So Many Children?

  Faith is an oddly phenomenal thing. I remember reading the biography of George Mueller as a child, and wishing deeply, I could have that kind of faith. Faith believes what we cannot see. That's it. So early in our marriage, we wanted to trust God and we wanted to be consistent in our belief in His sovereignty, ...

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The Church’s Opinion of Children is One of its Greatest Weaknesses

I have a big beef with a large majority of Christian thinking and every now and then, the hornet's nest gets kicked again and so, here we are. First, let me tell you the story that prompted me to address this topic again. A young couple with whom we are friends attend a smallish, typical conservative Baptist church. ...

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We Need More Arrows: Christians & The Kingdom

The question of having children, fertility, birth control, which I fear, too few Christians have really wrestled over, is not about combing through Scripture to find all the evidence for or against allowing God to be sovereign over the womb. It's not about concluding that "God gives us the wisdom to decide" and then breathing ...

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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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