12 September 2007

Baby Boom of Large Families

It is interesting to me how sometimes a similar topic hits several blogs at the same time. Just this week, the talk is about big families. And these are only the three that I came across today; I am sure there are more. This is a big topic, after all!

I have four children, and I have heard many of the same questions that I read that those with families 2 or 3 times our size have gotten. To be honest, those Old Fashioned Ladies with large families are an encouragement and inspiration to those of us who have a "mere" 4 or 5.

May they continue blessing us.
In "No individual attention? Answering objections against large families," Domestic Felicity answers some arguments over-read concerning large families. Specifically addressed are the ideas that more children means there's less love to go around, and that problem of older children taking on responsibilities.

In "Large Family Budget Blessings," A Wise Woman Builds Her Home writes of the wonderful ways that a large family is blessed, even materially, when their priorities are set on the right things. They have nothing to fear.

In "Call for photos - "Full Quiver" Families," Mommy Life, "Mother of 12 lives to write about it!", writes, "it might be fun to put together a web album of Full Quiver (so to speak - I'm really still hesitant to use two words which have become too much of a slogan) families as part of my public gallery. This does not mean that you have to have a large family - it just means that your underlying philosophy is that children are a blessing and that you are willing to accept as many as God sends you through birth and/or adoption - and that at some point you stopped using birth control."

Also check these blogs and websites:
Large Family Mothering
Larger Families
Quiverfull.org
Raising Godly Tomatoes
Foundation For Large Families

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Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one's youth.
How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them;
They will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
Psalm 127:4-5

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