MFP 158 : Oh Baby! How many babies should we have?

   “Something about children might make parents more inclined toward belief in the infinite—to a supernatural realm that is somehow higher and less well-understood than this one.” – Mary Eberstadt, How the West Really Lost God

Part of our message at the Messy Family Project is that parenting is a path to holiness. But the question many couples have is how much parenting is God asking of us? Within the bounds of the Church’s teaching, there are many prudential judgements that couples have to make: when to abstain from sexual relations, how to give birth, how many children to have, how long to wait in between births, and how to incorporate this new baby into your family. In this podcast, we share some of our birth experiences and the values that we have come to embrace through the ten children we have brought into the world, all in the context of the gift that it is to be a parent. Children are the supreme gift of marriage. They are not only good in themselves and good for the world–children are also good for us! Listen in as we take on this important discussion of infants, childbirth, NFP and more.

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