Evangelical Update

A resource for lefties who want to understand conservative Christians.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Family Planning

This is Shannon again:) I bit the bullet today and decided to throw this out there for anyone who's interested. This may be getting a little personal, so let's try to keep it on an ideological level:) But you all may know that there are many Conservative Christians who believe that God is in control of planning our families and so don't use birth control. I'm one of them. I've had lots of liberals and even some conservatives tell me that this is nuts, so I thought some of you might be a little curious. Here's my belief in a nutshell - I'm sure others will be better able to explain their own if they care to -

I believe that God has a plan for each of us and that He knows better than I ever could how my life should go and how many children I should have. I also believe children are a direct blessing from Him. I wouldn't turn down any other blessings He gave me (money, health, longevity, etc) so if I believe that the Bible says children are blessings, then I want some:)

I know there are lots of logical reasons out there that make this position hard to understand, so feel free to question away.