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What should a married Christian do when not ready to have children?

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  • What should a married Christian do when not ready to have children?

    What should a married Christian do when not ready to have children? Or I suppose anyone really if they are married and not in a position to have kids at the time?
    Last edited by Ana Dragule; 04-29-2015, 05:48 PM.
    I am become death...

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    Originally posted by Ana Dragule View Post
    What should a married Christian do when not ready to have children?
    Not have children by utilizing birth control methods.

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      Having knowledge of how fertility (and especially your fertility) works will be helpful not only in avoiding conceiving when the timing isn't right, but in having kids if/when you are ready.

      In other words, look into Natural Family Planning methods.
      Don't call it a comeback. It's a riposte.

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        They often come at the wrong time anyhow.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Scrawly View Post
          Not have children by utilizing birth control methods.
          There are many different kinds.
          I am become death...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ana Dragule View Post
            There are many different kinds.
            Variety is the spice of life.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Scrawly View Post
              Variety is the spice of life.
              Yeah... Not very helpful.
              I am become death...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Spartacus View Post
                Having knowledge of how fertility (and especially your fertility) works will be helpful not only in avoiding conceiving when the timing isn't right, but in having kids if/when you are ready.

                In other words, look into Natural Family Planning methods.
                We tried that..... And we all know what we brought back from our honeymoon. That said if you DO use NFP research it extensively to make sure you are a good candidate for it. Otherwise I strongly believe in non hormonal dual barriers aka diaphragm and condoms or spermicide gel and a condom sponge and condom but that is more my personal philosophy that life begins AAT conception not at implantation. Some hormones prevent not just conception but implantation. Morally of course I am against this.
                A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
                George Bernard Shaw

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                • #9
                  IMO, if one is "ready" to be married, then one should be "ready" for the natural consequences - i.e., children.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
                    We tried that..... And we all know what we brought back from our honeymoon. That said if you DO use NFP research it extensively to make sure you are a good candidate for it. Otherwise I strongly believe in non hormonal dual barriers aka diaphragm and condoms or spermicide gel and a condom sponge and condom but that is more my personal philosophy that life begins AAT conception not at implantation. Some hormones prevent not just conception but implantation. Morally of course I am against this.
                    You do know what they call people who rely on the rhythm system for birth control. Parents.
                    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
                      IMO, if one is "ready" to be married, then one should be "ready" for the natural consequences - i.e., children.
                      Does that include medical concerns with safely carrying the child to term or is that the responsibility readiness that you speak of?
                      Last edited by Ana Dragule; 04-30-2015, 01:43 PM.
                      I am become death...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
                        You do know what they call people who rely on the rhythm system for birth control. Parents.
                        If it is done right, it's pretty effective. It's something that takes some time to get down well and does not work well for women who are not very regular.
                        Last edited by Ana Dragule; 04-30-2015, 01:44 PM.
                        I am become death...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Catholicity View Post
                          We tried that..... And we all know what we brought back from our honeymoon. That said if you DO use NFP research it extensively to make sure you are a good candidate for it. Otherwise I strongly believe in non hormonal dual barriers aka diaphragm and condoms or spermicide gel and a condom sponge and condom but that is more my personal philosophy that life begins AAT conception not at implantation. Some hormones prevent not just conception but implantation. Morally of course I am against this.
                          There are hormonal birth controls that don't prevent implantation?
                          I am become death...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ana Dragule View Post
                            Does that include medical concerns with safely carrying the child to term or is that the responsibility readiness that you speak of?
                            If there are medical concerns with safely carrying the child to term, how would waiting help? I'm just not convinced that deliberately circumventing a natural biological function for convenience is in any way Christian.
                            Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. St. John Chrysostom

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ana Dragule View Post
                              If it is done right, it's pretty effective. It's something that takes some time to get down well and does not work well for women who are not very regular.
                              Well, and the old fashioned "rhythm" method is quite different than modern forms of NFP.

                              In any case, I'm as regular as a calendar so it'll probably be one of my go-tos.

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                              "I'm not going anywhere. I'm going to stay here and cause all kinds of trouble."
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