Category: pregnancy/birth control

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?

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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My Wild, Unexpected (Natural) Delivery

Recently updated... Welcome, Kaiden Jace Crawford! I couldn't have been less prepared for what happened today! It was all so "according to plan" for a little while. I took castor oil this morning, 2 days after my official due date, after my dear friends convinced me. It was wonderful. Contractions started, with NO other side effects, within two ...

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Do YOU Think Consistently? (Hypocrites and the Food Stamp Comment.)

I recently posted on Facebook, about an interaction I had: "He says to me, 'Well, if you can feed them without my tax $$ I guess it's great if you want to have lots of kids.' Me, thinking: 'I appreciate your permission to reproduce on God's timetable. We have never stolen your tax $ to feed ...

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Pregnancy Update & How God Made it Healthy

I am in my last weeks of pregnancy (15 days until "due date", which meant absolutely nothing with my last baby), without a doubt, a hard, most trying time. I'm 40, baby #10, you do the math. But everyone is so excited. They take turns feeling the baby kick each night, telling him how ready ...

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Why Have Babies? By Candice Watters (Excellent Thoughts on Thinking Through Birth Control)

The article, "Why Have Babies" was so, so good. I guess all of us really love reading things we already know, embrace and believe, from others' perspectives. Candice Watters, the founder of Boundless.org gives a refreshing reminder of WHY Christians should love and embrace children, and as I've said so many times before, understanding what ...

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