Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Couples Choosing Childlessness

One in five women are choosing to be childless compared to years ago which was one in ten, according to CBS Sunday Morning show.  The "expert" on the show said it cost a million dollars to raise a child now and who wants to spend all that money to have that child grow up and tell you he hates you when he turns fifteen.

He also said that America is below the replacement rate which means we will turn into Florida.  There will be a ton of old people living on government assistance without enough young people to support them.  He also said that raising children isn't that fun.  There are a lot of not so fun times.

Tell me.  What job is always fun???  Even when you vacation in Hawaii, it is not always fun.  Sure, raising children takes a lot of hard work but there are also many rewards.

One does not have to spend a million dollars to raise a child.  There are many frugal ways instead.  You can buy almost everything used today at garage sales.  You can make your baby food from scratch.  You can use cloth diapers.  You can homeschool them.  There are many ways to save money.

Not one of my children ever told me they hated me.  You can't always determine how children will turn out but you can do the best you know how to raise disciplined, hard-working, and honest children.  Yes, it takes hard work but there was nothing else I wanted to do more.

We have been hearing so long that the world is overpopulated but now we are hearing couples aren't having enough children to sustain societies.  This is why we must never listen to the lies of society but always listen to God instead.

He calls children a gift and a blessing.  He commands for us to be fruitful and multiply.  He wants us to have children if possible.  

And God blessed them, and God said unto them, 
Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
Genesis 1:28