Guest blog: In Praise of Large (and Small) Families
This is long, but something to chew on if you are in the place in your life right now where you’re trying to decide to have kids at all or to have any more. A controversial issue among some, I know. What are your opinions?
It’s one of those cases where both sides are completely wrong.
In one corner, you’ve got Christians who proclaim that large families are the Christian ideal. They argue that the more kids you have, the more spiritual you are. As a result, they frown upon small families. They carry an air of self-righteous superiority as they pull their 12 passenger vans into the church parking lot.In the other corner are Christians who scoff at large families. They decry the financial irresponsibility of having more than two children, citing the need for massive college funds, new cars and annual trips to Disneyland. They roll their eyes at those weird people pulling 12 passenger vans into the church parking lot. I know. My examples are a bit melodramatic. But you get the point.
Full disclosure – My fifth child is due early this year, and I own a 12 passenger van. That…
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