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Is there Anything Wrong with Remaining Childless?

November 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Drs. Franks, Marriage Spirituality

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Dear Angela and David, there was an article in TIME Magazine a few months ago about how a “childfree” life is so fulfilling. I’m recently married, and I have to confess that I’m scared about having kids. Is there anything wrong with remaining childless if one doesn’t contracept in order to do it? Angela says: The TIME article is called “The Childfree Life.” Its main point is that kids... Read More

What exactly is meant by “self-gift”?

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Dear Father John, I’ve always understood the term “self-gift” in the context of relationships with people, especially a spouse.  Recently I learned it is also similar to abandonment, surrender and humility – self-gift to God.  Evidently I’ve missed out on something very basic to our faith. I’d sure appreciate an explanation of what exactly self-gift is and what... Read More

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