Part 2 of this excellent series!
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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