We laugh through this episode, because you know . . . it can be a little awkward. And personal.
But the truth is, we know people feel very strongly about this topic because children do effect our lives in such big ways.
Coming from wonderful families of 10 and 11 children, we have always wanted a larger than average family of our own. But after having five pregnancies in four years of marriage (all before Katie was 26) we knew we needed to not just treat this flippantly, but to dive into scripture and see what God says about children, contraception, and procreation.
Today we are giving you a glimpse into the verses we discovered and our mindset around children. We’re also talking about our background, the convictions we had going into marriage, and what we have personally used to “plan” our little family.
If we leave you with anything through this conversation we hope it is a greater conviction that children are a blessing and reward–and if you are able to birth them, what a treasured opportunity that is.
As always, we encourage you to seek the Bible on your own, and not take our interpretation and run with it without seeking God’s heart for your own family.
Learning with you!
Elisha and Katie
1st Corinthians 1:4
Elisha’s weird bible story references:
Deuteronomy 25: 5-10
References to Being Fruitful:
A Sampling of References About Children & God’s Role in the Conception Process:
Psalm 139: 13-16
Psalm 127: 3-5
Psalm 139: 14
Psalm 139: 13