Part 2 of this excellent series!

Faith Rising

I apologize to those who follow my blog and received this yesterday late morning in your inbox. I originally mistakenly scheduled this post for yesterday instead of today.  Sorry!

Years ago there was a popular author that was widely read among Christian women who promoted the idea of large families. Her premise was that birth control was often used for selfish reasons to limit family size for personal and financial gain. However, she also agreed with scripture that children are a gift and reward from God to be welcomed and enjoyed (Ps 173:3).

While I enjoyed and benefitted from reading her book, there were several problems:

  • What about women who desperately desired children but were unable to have them? Was their infertility an indication that God didn’t love and want to “reward” them? 
  • Is limiting family size categorically and automatically due to greed and worldliness? What about other legitimate reasons…

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About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
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  1. Carol says:

    Thanks for posting this. I have always struggled with holding people to my standards. Now in my young older years, I am finally gettting past things being black or white. I’d really like to be able to pass that along to my kids,


    • Debi Walter says:

      You’re so welcome. We all need to be reminded of this from time to time because we forget that we aren’t the standard. A good check is always needed. Thanks for sharing from your heart.


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