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How do you really feel about having kids?

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Schaefer Sep 25, 2009. 44 Replies

So my wife and I have been married for 10 years. We're both in our mid 30's and she can hear the biological clock ticking. We both feel like we want to have kids and we shouldn't wait much longer.…Continue

 

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John Schaefer replied to Jeff Miller's discussion How do you really feel about having kids?
"True, I agree 100%. But the issue is a man who is not celibate by choice because of conviction, but of one that does not want children who is in fact selfish and somewhat "incomplete". I think that is the gist of the thought here. I never…"
Sep 25, 2009
asa c mcguire replied to Jeff Miller's discussion How do you really feel about having kids?
"My kids have been the best thing in my life next to my wife. I can't imagine what I would be like with out them. I wont lie and say it has been easy but was it worth it definitely. It can and will be tough but it is also the most rewarding…"
Sep 24, 2009
Terry replied to Jeff Miller's discussion How do you really feel about having kids?
"You may be on to something... "
Sep 23, 2009
Terry replied to Jeff Miller's discussion How do you really feel about having kids?
"There are many WRONG times to have children but the time is rarely ever "Right." So don't wait around for that to happen. If you or your spouse currently enjoy & would miss any one of the following: A) Free Time B) A disposable…"
Sep 23, 2009
Jamie Q replied to Jeff Miller's discussion How do you really feel about having kids?
"Exactly. Celibacy just demands a different kind of manliness than fatherhood."
Sep 19, 2009
Dave Kerwin replied to Jeff Miller's discussion How do you really feel about having kids?
"Celibacy takes a strong and disciplined man."
Sep 19, 2009
Jamie Q replied to Jeff Miller's discussion How do you really feel about having kids?
"Celibacy isn't what made those men manly, but neither did it detract from their masculinity. Some are meant for fatherhood; others aren't. It's just a different purpose to be fulfilled."
Sep 18, 2009
Steve Dallas replied to Jeff Miller's discussion How do you really feel about having kids?
"Are you saying staying celibate makes them manly? Never knowing a woman, never sacrificing for the seed of their own loins? Never knowing the release and fully loving and giving of your own body in love(I don't believe in the gift of the cross,…"
Sep 18, 2009
Will replied to Jeff Miller's discussion How do you really feel about having kids?
"Well, I sure as hell was a man before I had a kid. (And a good thing I didn't wait until I had him to become one.) For that matter, so was Pope John Paul II. Jesus Christ. Several others who never had children. Lordy."
Sep 18, 2009
Yankee Cowboy Bob replied to Jeff Miller's discussion How do you really feel about having kids?
"A man is not a Man until he is also a Father, and a Daddy. Perhaps you find it an extra fulfillment, but some men choose not to have children for various reasons and others are unable. I would not say that they are "not men"."
Sep 18, 2009
Duncan A. Simpson replied to Jeff Miller's discussion How do you really feel about having kids?
"A man is not a Man until he is also a Father, and a Daddy. What is life without the joy of a baby daughter or son, lifting arms to you as you arrive home from fighting lions on the urban Serengheti, with a smile as wide as his/her face and…"
Sep 18, 2009
Jeff Miller replied to Trey's discussion Politically charged
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Sep 17, 2009
Jeff Miller replied to Darrell Wright's discussion What is your take on the Submissive Wife? in the group Christian Men
"Why not? Well as I said a leader is always superior to the led. Can you give me an example outside of marriage where the leader is not superior to the people he leads?"
Sep 17, 2009
Jeff Miller replied to Darrell Wright's discussion What is your take on the Submissive Wife? in the group Christian Men
"It is not possible to both have a leader in a relationship and have the two partners be equal. If there is a leader, then the other is the led. And there cannot be equality between those who lead and those who follow."
Sep 16, 2009
Jeff Miller replied to Darrell Wright's discussion What is your take on the Submissive Wife? in the group Christian Men
"I understand what you are saying but it is still a flawed analogy. You say: "husbands should treat their wives like Christ treats the Church, and wives should treat their husbands like the Church treats Christ." But the way the Church…"
Sep 16, 2009
Jeff Miller replied to Darrell Wright's discussion What is your take on the Submissive Wife? in the group Christian Men
"Are lapsed Christians allowed to comment here? I hope so. Because I've heard this explanation a lot and I've never understood how it makes sense and I wanted to say why. On the one hand, you're saying that having the woman submit to…"
Sep 16, 2009

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At 1:31pm on September 9, 2009, Mike Norris said…
Welcome to AoM Jeff!
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Thanks, Jeff.
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