Financial Objections to Marriage and Child Bearing | Martin Luther

Finally, we have before us one big, strong objection to answer. Yes, they say, it would be a fine thing to be married, but how will I support myself? I have nothing; take a wife and live on that, etc. Undoubtedly, this is the greatest obstacle to marriage; it is this above all which prevents… Read More Financial Objections to Marriage and Child Bearing | Martin Luther

The Role of the Civil Magistrate with Regard to Marriage

With the rapid destruction of the institution of marriage in recent times many well-intentioned people have begun to question whether the civil government ought to have any say in the institution to begin with. The arguments usually boil down to the idea that marriage is an institution of the family, or perhaps of the church,… Read More The Role of the Civil Magistrate with Regard to Marriage

Contraception pt. 3: Barrenness, the Elderly, Natural Family Planning

The first post in this series examined abortifacients, health risks, and social consequences as well as a brief history of contraception. The second post went into the dominion mandate to “be fruitful and multiply” and how procreation is one of the fundamental purposes of marriage. This leads to a few questions and possible objections which we… Read More Contraception pt. 3: Barrenness, the Elderly, Natural Family Planning

Contraception pt. 2: Dominion and the Purposes of Marriage

In our first post we took a preliminary look at abortifacients, noting that hormonal contraception has the possibility of causing an abortion and is thus not an option for pro-life Christians regardless of their stance on preventing conception. We also examined some health risks associated with contraception, delaying and limiting child bearing, and neglecting nursing. Additionally we… Read More Contraception pt. 2: Dominion and the Purposes of Marriage

Contraception pt. 1: Abortifacients, Health Risks, Societal Factors

In this series we will evaluate the use of contraception in light of Scripture. Additionally, we will demonstrate that the unanimous position of the Church as a whole down through history has been one of opposition to contraception until very recently in the West. We will examine the dominion mandate, the purposes and duties of… Read More Contraception pt. 1: Abortifacients, Health Risks, Societal Factors