this piece by an old friend of ours from our Indiana days. He shares some remarkable statistics that made my jaw drop, but he also shares a very balanced viewpoint on responsible "stewardship" of one of our greatest treasures: fertility. I've had discussions with many of you on this topic, drawing some lines between my convictions and perspectives and those who hold a much, shall we say, "sterner" position than I. I respect those who occupy ground to the right of mine on this issue (and share much in common with them, as evidenced by the size of my family) but I have been mellowed by real life in a fallen world and desire to exhibit a posture of grace as does my Father. So I smile when I read Dr. Coppenger say
Am I saying we should dismiss all contraception? No. I don't see a moral obligation to use every God-given capacity to the max. I have the capacity to sing, but I don't sing myself hoarse every day. But if I never sang to the glory of God, I should be ashamed of myself.
[And, I might add, if I decided to advocate that frequent singing were an irresponsible thing :-) ]