God Places the Solitary in Families: Childfree Doesn’t Mean Childless

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By the Rev. Shawna R.B. Atteberry, DFV co-editor, in Christian Feminism Today:

This week’s TIME Magazine cover story reports on women who have made the same decision I have: to not have children. There were two huge reasons I was not impressed with the article. First they only covered one reason why women are not having children: for the freedom and the additional time and money that comes with being childfree. The article made this choice seem like an arbitrary decision, one made in order to be able to take more vacations and buy more stuff. The Time writer did not consider the complex life situations that lead a woman or a man to decide not to have children.

The second reason I wasn’t impressed with the article is that, as a Christian, I found their definition of family too narrow.

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