Monday, September 26, 2005

"The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom, and before honor comes humility." Proverbs 15:33


I can honestly say that I myself have not done that much research on different forms of birth control. Some people are totally against any form birth control, which I definitely do not agree with. There is no reason why a husband and wife should not plan out when they try and begin and family, and sometimes God brings an unexpected gift anyway; sooner than we may have planned.

But my point is that why can't a husband and wife choose when they want to start a family. And who are we to judge people for their decisions? "...for kingdom purposes, it might be wise to regulate the size of one's family and to regulate when the new additions to the family will likely arrive. As Wayne Grudem has said, "it is okay to place less emphasis on some good activities in order to focus on other good activities." For example, planting a new church might not be the best time to begin a family. I know that for Justin and I purposfully not having a child within our first year of marriage, prepared us for things to come in our future, furthermore, postponed for kingdom purposes, that we might enjoy and know Christ better through what we learned in that time before we became three.


May I suggest if you are interested in this subject the following link:
http://www.desiringgod.org/library/theological_qa/marriage_family/bc.html

1 comment:

Liz said...

thanks for sharing this, it was very interesting.