Daniel & I have prayed and talked many years about whether or not we believed in the use of birth control in a marriage. Being Christians, it is hard for us to imagine anyone or anything controlling whether or not we have children, other than God himself. However, it was also hard for us to imagine getting pregnant time and time again. Because I mentioned a little bit about this in today's letter to Michelle Duggar on my Letter's Blog, I thought I should mention it here as well. However, I don't want to make a full blown post about our current status until we have a little bit of a discussion about it here first!
I think it is important to use wisdom when this topic is discussed.
I want to open up this discussion on my blog for a couple of reasons:
1. I know many of you are Christians and have pondered these thoughts as well. Maybe you have come up with an answer for you and your family. Maybe you have asked for council and can give us some insight on what you learned. Maybe you are still confused and need some insight of your own. What does the Word say? What are other Christians doing?
2. I'm sure some of you have never even give this a second thought. You've been using birth control for a very long time and will continue to use it, but would like to hear other's opinions as well.
3. It is always insightful for me when we discuss topics that are sometimes taboo. My opinion on this specific topic has changed dramatically in the past couple of years. In a couple of days, I plan to tell you why!
So that's it. Let's talk about it.
What are your thoughts on birth control? What form are you or have you used? What were the side effects and will you continue using that specific kind?
Please leave any comments in the comment section or if you don't feel comfortable leaving it out in the public eye, email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll answer any of your questions and reply to all comments as they come in! I would love to simply start the conversation and see where it goes. Let's challenge one another in our diverse thinking!