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On to my Blog ...
Should Christians get married?
My wife and I recently shared a devotional (which we do 2x/day) that challenged my thinking on this very question. I hadn't given it much thought beyond the usual "Why, yes, if they plan to have sex." That meant that marriage is the ONLY Biblically supported Divinely ordained setting for sexual relations. Living together is out. Same-sex relations are out, and one-night-stands are out. But what about those who never intend to get married and have kids?
Well, as the question was posed to me, I'm reminded that the LORD instructed Adam and Eve (in their perfect environment) to be a help-meet to one another, united inseparably, and to "be fruitful and multiply." The thought is, God has chosen a help-meet for those who follow Him. Seek God, and He will provide for you His chosen mate in His time. The relationship will make you seek God all the more, and will hone you to be more Godly. There will be challenges between you, but they are for your betterment. They are NOT an indication that marriage was/is a mistake to be avoided. Then, hopefully, you'll have kids whom you can lead into the faith as well.
Which brought up another question.
Should Christians choose childlessness?
I understand that there are those who CANNOT have kids. I also understand that there are those who don't WANT kids. But I'm wondering if that desire (childlessness) is one of personal autonomy or of Christian submission to the authority of God? How about limiting the number of kids a couple should have? Is this OUR choice to make or God's?
The older I get, the more I wonder about this. I only wish I'd have been more prayerful about it when I was younger. Then I wonder what might have been different?
How about YOU?
I encourage you, if you are a young person (ages 14-40), to consider the answers to these questions honestly, prayerfully, and in such a way as to willingly take action to let the LORD lead you in this.
What are YOUR thoughts?
Leave a comment. I would love to hear your perspective.