Militant Fecundity vs Children as a Blessing Series


The Militant Fecundity vs Children as a Blessing from the Lord series
Podcasts 69-72, August 8, 2008 – September 5, 2008

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I was not familiar with the phrase “militant fecundity” until a few years ago when I read a piece written by a pastor within the homeschooling movement. He used the word in discussing the reasons couples ought to purposefully have large families and specifically addressed the problem of under population in the United States with its birth rate of 1.8 children per family.

Not long after that I began to research this topic because I was seeing this phrase being embraced and widely promoted in many blog articles written by homeschooling mothers and being discussed in online forums and in support groups for homeschoolers. In fact, what really got my attention was stumbling across a Cafe Press site where you could purchase t-shirts, totebags, coffee mugs, onesies for babies and boxer shorts for their dads emblazoned with the phrase “militant fecundity.” It was obvious that the concept and phrase, as well as a general attitude, was now considered mainstream by some homeschoolers.

So what does militant fecundity actually mean?

This series of podcasts answers that question and contrasts this current teaching with the Biblical truth that children are a gift and a blessing from the Lord to be nurtured and loved simply for the preciousness of their souls. In these 4 podcasts I explore the various aspects of children as a blessing and the implications it has for how we raise them and prepare them to fulfill the callings God places on their lives. This series also addresses the Vision Forum position on ectopic pregnancy, the need for mothers to recognize their changing callings from God for the years when they will naturally be infertile, and challenges moms and dads with the important question “Do you love children?”

August 8, 2008
Militant Fecundity vs Children as a Blessing from the Lord, Part 1
thatmom discusses the use of the phrase “militant fecundity”and its origin in homeschooling circles.

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August 15, 2008
Militant Fecundity vs Children as a Blessing from the Lord, Part 2
thatmom continues her discussion on the use of the phrase “militant fecundity” and its origin in homeschooling circles.

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August 22, 2008
Militant Fecundity vs Children as a Blessing from the Lord, Part 3
thatmom continues her discussion on the use of the phrase “militant fecundity” and its origin in homeschooling circles.

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September 5, 2008
Militant Fecundity vs Children as a Blessing from the Lord, Part 4
thatmom continues her discussion on the use of the phrase “militant fecundity” and its origin in homeschooling circles.

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