Wednesday, August 7, 2013
On Being Childfree
Kendra Weddle discusses recent books and articles for and against the choice not to have children. Responding to one writer who says the childfree life is not in tune with God’s desires, Kendra writes: “Contrary to Watters’ insistence that listening to American culture with its misguided attentiveness to our ability to control reproduction is out of tune with God’s desires, I want to suggest there are good reasons for having children AND there are good reasons not to have children. I also want to invite Watters and others who might think similarly to celebrate why they have chosen to create a family while refusing to denigrate someone else’s choice. God, simply, is not that small.” Kendra wrote this piece for the Ain’t I a Woman blog that she writes with Melanie Springer Mock. Both Kendra and Melanie are active members of EEWC-Christian Feminism Today.