We go into a lot of detail on this subject in our book especially in our chapters, Motherhood and Openness to Life.
We agree with everything the Catholic Church teaches. Some points we make are to contemplate the value of an immortal person, and to encourage our readers to give faith its proper value in addtion to reason when prayfully discerning spacing of births. We answer the NFP question in another post.
Our college age children are for the most part paying their own way with jobs, loans, grants, the generosity of others and the providential hand of God.
Having said that college education is important to us, but it is not eveything, and compared to the value of a child it is nothing.
count on our prayers. God bless you.
QUOTE=maria29;2667000]First of congrats on publishing a book. I am sure that it was extremely time consuming work as well as a labor of love. I’ve been reading several vatican documents and I am curious what y’all think of this statement.
** “The spouses have the inalienable right to found a family and to decide on the spacing of births and the number of children to be born, taking into full consideration their duties towards themselves, their children already born, the family and society, in a just hierarchy of values…”**
Also do y’all use NFP in your marriage? If not, why?
If your children are college age, do you pay for their college(s) ?