Taking A Stand (Birth Control Series)

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I recently watched a thread on Facebook about abortion become very heated. It broke my heart to see some of the absurd responses and excuses of why it would ever be okay to take a baby’s life. Yet, in a way I felt ashamed for not standing up for the defenseless like I should be. I wanted to chime in on the debate but honestly had no words to put together to feel like I could even get through. I was convicted to do my part. I live in a sweet bubble of home school mommas so seeing the Facebook conversation helped to open my eyes to a world of people who have been lied to about what abortion truly is. It’s time I quit sitting back and start doing my part to educate women in love.

 

With all that being said I am very excited to do a series on the hot topic of birth control and abortion. I will be discussing how it all integrates with our health mentally, emotionally, and physically. I want to start with the history and agenda behind the pill. I am going to educate on all of the types of contraceptives on the market now and how they act in our bodies. Of course I plan to share what the Bible says about it, our ideas and purposes for having children, and our fears with having more than two kids.

 

My purpose in writing this is to not only educate and inform but to share my passion and convictions on this topic. You can read here about my testimony of how the Lord opened my eyes and convicted me of the form of birth control I was using as well as my attitude about children in general.

 

I want this to all be a lot of discussion and I hope to share all the goodness God has shown me… Let’s get started!

 

*Disclaimer* I wont lie…I am attempting to change people’s mind about all of these issues. I will do my very best to not give my opinions but to state facts. With that being said I follow Jesus Christ and I hold His word as my standard and only standard for truth.

 

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Read other post in this series here

History and Agenda

How They Work

What Does God Think?

 

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13 Responses to Taking A Stand (Birth Control Series)

  • Megan Hall says:

    I’m visiting from Mommy Moments link up. First of all, I appreciate your courage to take on a very hot topic! I look forward to this series and seeing what you write about.

  • Kathleen says:

    I just read your testimony and I feel like God is calling us in a similar direction. I gave up birth control last month after reading more about what really happens to your body and what the Lord says about children in the Bible. It’s still hitting us that we’re leaving this time in God’s hands and we’re praying about the future of our family.

  • Monica says:

    Interested to read what you have to say on the issue of birth control, but please remember to have some grace for women who NEED hormonal birth control for medical purposes. There are women whose health and quality of life is seriously detrimented without the medication contained in birth control. I’m willing to bet that conservative Christian circles wouldn’t be telling them they should suffer if the medication they were prescribed was the exact same contents as birth control, but branded as something else. This is a much deeper issue than “birth control is evil because feminism wrecks everything and it lets women have sex with everyone and we should just have more babies “. It’s easy for women without reproductive issues to say that the pill was made so that other women can shirk their responsibilities. For millions of women though, it’s not nearly that simple. I am one of those women, and birth control to me was never a licence to be promiscuous. It was a licence to live without excruciating pain for half my life. And conservative Christian circles brand me as selfish, as if that would endear me to their cause. For other women, conceiving, carrying and birthing a child can actually be life-threatening. Do we call them selfish or sinners for wanting to stay alive for the sake of their already existing children, if any? Or their husband, who would probably rather their wife be on the pill than become a widower? Sometimes we get so caught up in “what the bible clearly says” (and it doesn’t *clearly* say anything, that’s why interpretation is necessary), that we forget that God gave us common sense. Sure, it’d be nice if more women embraced the role of motherhood and had more than two kids. I think it would really change the economy and workforce makeup in North America, personally. But to prescribe a one-size-fits-all solution does more harm than good. Just some food for thought. If it sounds like I’m being defensive, it’s because I unfortunately have to defend my right to live without debilitating pain, and women the world over have to defend their choice and their right to define the size of their family based on their economic or health situation. Is this what conservative Christianity really wants?

    • Brittany says:

      The purpose of this series is about birth control used as contraception not for medical purposes. They are two completely different things.

    • Danielle B says:

      No one NEEDS BCP. As someone who would die taking them, there are alternatives.

    • Rachel says:

      It’s pretty simple. Brittany is speaking for those who choose birth control as a way out instead of having children, not medically needed. Always go back to the motive – is it to help you with a sickness or is it to help you not have children? If in need for a sickness, thankfully we have something that helps us! If it’s to stop you from having children.. there is an issue there.

  • rebecca says:

    Whats wrong with using birth control as it was intended. Just because a lady takes the pill does not mean she is some kind of promiscuous whore. So what if a woman wants to control when and how many children she has with man made pills. I have been in a monogamous relationship for six years and I have been on the pill the entire time. Why, because I was in no position to have children. I had just graduated highschool was going on to college where I am still finishing up my degree. Where would a child fit into this scenario. So I choose to take the pill until I can support a child/children. I know there are other methods out there like the rhythm method or taking your temperature everyday but the fact that the pill is 99.9% effective if taken properly is reassuring to me.

    • Brittany says:

      As you will find out in my future post in this series there is a lot wrong with it. No, I don’t think women who take the pill are promiscuous. I used to take it myself as well as have an IUD. What I hope to educate women on are all of the dangers of the pill and the whole “mindset” of simply not wanting children because it doesn’t fit into our plans. Yes, I do care if women take a synthetic hormone to control children. I have experienced first hand what this is like until the Lord opened my eyes and I began to reeducate myself. Yes, you may have to think a little more when using other natural methods but your health is worth more than that.

  • Adelaide says:

    Oooo… Brittany I’m defiantly following you on this one (on Bloglovin). From my former readings on here I think we may have similar opinions. I enjoy reading on these topics but have not built the courage to write on them myself… mainly because I fear I would be too ‘soap-box-ish’ as I can get that way in person-to-person discussions. I like the way you write and present yourself: with grace but absolute conviction!
    This is timely too as we will be participating in a state pro-life rally in our state capital here in Australia this Saturday: former years have brought forth stories of babies saved and lives changed… encouraging and exciting stuff!
    Blessings for your October!

  • Rosie says:

    I look forward to reading more from you on this topic. I have my own opinions, but often keep them to myself for fear of offending someone (which is very likely to happen among most of my friends and family).

  • Hi my friend! I wish to say that this post is awesome, nice written and come with almost all vital infos. I’d like to see extra posts like this .

  • As someone who used bc from her mid-teens into her early 20s, I can honestly say that I had no idea what my body was even supposed to feel like! I really wish that someone other than the gyn my mom took me too for “heavy periods” had been available to discuss some of the realities of bc with me. Thanks for “going there”!


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