Challies: Saved Through Childbearing

In a recent sermon I found that I had to touch upon one what I consider of the trickiest passages in the Bible: 1 Timothy 2:15. Here is what this verse says: “Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.” Taken on its own, this is a remarkably sexist statement. But I’m convinced there is truth … Continue reading Challies: Saved Through Childbearing

Home Birth: Why This Doctor Would Still Choose One

Nearly 30 years ago I gave birth to my first baby at home, followed by three more children via three more home births in the ensuing decade. My four births were beautiful, meaningful, empowering events that supported my smooth transition into natural mothering. Admittedly, this was long before I was a physician. In fact, I was a home birth midwife. Having home births – and … Continue reading Home Birth: Why This Doctor Would Still Choose One

Rethinking Childbirth

Andrea Schwartz has a fantastic two-part series up on His Heartbeat for Women. Here are samples from each: Far from being a neutral area of life, the issues of labor and delivery, and the customary practices routinely followed, will either reflect the wisdom of God’s created order or they will reflect a humanistic makeover of that order. Too few prospective parents have examined these issues … Continue reading Rethinking Childbirth