Actually, that world is already here. We’ve written about this troubling trend before:
- Why Christian Couples Should Have Children
- Radical Feminism and the End of the Family: Mission Accomplished?
Which brings me to Kathleen Parker, a writer whose “columns are syndicated nationally by The Washington Post, and appear in more than 400 media outlets, both online and in print.” (Wikipedia)
Last year Ms. Parker wrote a post entitled “Of pleasure and parenthood” that highlights the above concern about married couples and the children they are not having.
To bear children or not — that is the only question left to those with first-world problems.
The scene: A tidy beach where a young couple is basking, carefree. How lovely. No little ones to intrude upon the perfect union of two selves entwined in rapturous indulgence.
This was the cover of a recent Time magazine featuring a story titled “The Childfree Life: When having it all means not having children.” The story explored a startling statistic: One in five American women ends her childbearing years without maternity.
As Marilyn Miller (Darrow’s “bride”) provocatively observes “The only modern-day sexual sin is procreation.”
Go here to read Ms. Parker’s excellent observations on this important subject.
– Gary Brumbelow