Category: pregnancy/birth control

The Purpose of Children (They are Not For Us–And They Are)

Our lives are a result of our beliefs--our theology about everything. We make choices based on what we believe about things. Conscious of it or not, our theology comes out our fingertips. It's a worldview, and contrary to popular opinion, or how much one dislikes that term, everyone does, in fact have a worldview. If ...

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Free Ebook– Deceived: Little Lies the World Tells to Keep Christian Families From Growing

Cindy Dyer is a friend and fellow-blogger whom I admire, trust and applaud for her consistent, clear voice in topics of controversy. When she told me she was writing a book to discuss how she believes the subject of children is and should be handled among Christians, I was so very excited. First, I knew she ...

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It’s Normal to Have Babies. (That’s Why I Look at You Weird When You Ask Me If I’m “Done.”)

My recent post on Facebook seemed to be a favorite, so I thought I'd share it here. I ran into a sweet mom of 4 today. She told me that all she hears is "You're done now, right?" For those of you who say that to moms with more than 2, what does that mean? And why ...

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10 Reasons to Have (More) Children

There are plenty of reasons, inscribed in articles everywhere, not to have children. Things like "poop, sleeplessness, hectic trips to Disney World and giving up a thousand freedoms." And of course, "to have more time and energy left for the dogs." Those things are true. In fact, there's a never-ending list of things children cost a ...

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The Link Between Birth Control & Abortion: Is the Church Really Pro-Life?

People get really squirmy when the topic of birth control comes up and I can attest, having studied and written on the subject for almost 7 years, there are few hotter button topics. I've been begged to leave the subject alone, reminded that it's "an issue solely between husband, wife and God." And it is. But the ...

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It’s Weird That Having Lots of Kids is Weird (And That’s Bad)

Mollie Hemingway summed it up best in her piece, "Fecundophobia: The Growing Fear of Children and Fertile Women", when she said, "The media remind us regularly that the most important cultural value relative to family life is what’s euphemistically called “choice.” The choice of whether to have kids or not is held so sacrosanct that our ...

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Are You Going to Have More Babies?

Are You Going to Have More Babies?

I love how Jesus urges us, no, insists that we become like little children, especially since I get to constantly witness the minds of children. If you listen closely, they teach things we're "too smart" to learn. "Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of ...

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The Cost of Raising Children

Nowadays, the cost of children is the forefront of family planning discussions. It's all about "can we afford them?" Interestingly, I don't think folks talked much about affordability of children back in the day. Not even during the Depression when feeding a child could actually be a serious challenge. And I only bring up the contrast to ...

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Mother Vision and Fertility: Inspired Beyond Today

You may have seen the new book, Three Decades of Fertility, circulating around the net. I have mentioned it here, but wanted to tell you a little bit more about this awesome project my friend, Natalie, has created. First, you need to know Natalie is a woman of VISION. Her site is well-named and there you ...

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We’re Not “Quiverfull”…What I Believe About Family Size

My friend, Cindy, from Get Along Home, whom I was fortunate to find and get to know a few months ago, so often speaks my heart, only better, and the following post is no different. The issue of children and fertility is no doubt one of the most volatile among women, even Christians, and no matter ...

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