Someone I know from back home posted this article from the Gospel Coalition on Facebook.
I suggest if you are in the church, or even if you are a part of society co-existing with childbearing age women, you should read it. It offers some good food for thought.
The church we go to is FULL of young families. Full. So much so that almost every week or two there is a birth announcement or yet another couple announcing yet another pregnancy. It is actually kind of a game — the trying to predict when and who the next announcement is coming from. And it is awesome. I mean, so great to see people having kids and sharing in that joy and having babies and kids to hang with all the time.
But, when you really want kids, that can also be sad and frustrating.
I like that the article addressed the struggles and hurt that many people go through and normalized them.
It made me know that we aren’t alone in not having kids and existing in the church in our mid to late twenties because sometimes, where we are now, it feels like the exception rather than a piece of the norm.
This is a good reminder that not everybody can have children or wants to have children or some combination of the two and that these people, like those with families, need love and support too.