Sunday, December 30, 2007

What you need to know about "the Pill"

5 comments:

Courageous Grace said...

This is the exact reason I switched from the Pill and now practice NFP. Interestingly enough, around the same time we also became more open to the idea of having children. Coincidence?

Timotheos Prologizes said...

Probably not a coincidence. It's part of a renewed perspective on life.

Courageous Grace said...

That's probably it!

Cane Caldo said...

When are we Christians going to stop telling people 'no' to bad things and start telling people 'yes' to good things? It is an absurd tenet that we expect all people: finish high school; go to college; backpack through Europe for a year; start a career; date around for a few years; spend two years in engagement; get married; and then think about having a family. Oh, and along the way, completely ignore the primordial drive in your God-given body to procreate for those thirteen years. The Mormons, Amish, Mennonites, et al do not have that problem because many of them are married by twenty.

When are we really going to teach that children are a blessing? Pointing out how many unplanned pregnancies ruin people's lives is hardly an encouragement.

Courageous Grace said...

Who is pointing out how unplanned pregnancies ruin people's lives? My pregnancy right now certainly wasn't planned, although since we've begun using NFP I knew WHEN I could become pregnant. I certainly didn't think "Okay, since I know I'm going to be fertile, I'm going to TRY to get pregnant this month", it was more "Okay, I know I'm fertile at this point in time so it's possible to become pregnant. We're open to having children (which are definitely a blessing) so if I do conceive, I'll have an almost exact knowledge of my due date.

Perhaps we need to say "no" to a bad thing (such as an unnecessary medication that completely screws with a woman's hormones and is an abortifacient) because if we don't stand up for the unborn child, who will? Christianity isn't just about being all lovey and huggy to everyone your bestest friend, there's also that part about avoiding sin.