TV, Internet and Video Games; Contraception?

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TV, Internet and Video Games; Contraception?

It appears that filling our lives with all things electronic reduces pregnancies.  I read this very interesting article in the Houston Chronicle:

A Baby Boom Thanks to Ike

It talks about the baby boom that is happening now, 9 months after Hurricane Ike.

Having a large family myself (9 kids), I find it fairly interesting that when there is no TV, or video games, or Internet available, people spend more time with their spouses and do what spouses would normally do.  Maybe this explains why we have 9 kids, we don’t watch a substantial amount of TV (only one in our home and it isn’t ever on in the evenings), we have a video gaming system, which only comes out about twice a year, we do spend time together as a family and enjoy our children and see the true gift that they are to us and our family.

God designed us to have a desire for our spouse (and for children), but it seems that we have allowed other things to get in the way of God’s plan for married life.  It takes something horrible like Hurricane Ike to remind us of what is really important and to clear out the other things that are competing for our time and attention.

God Bless,

1 Comment

  1. sharon says:

    Well said. It’s interesting because we don’t have cable/watch a lot of television or having gaming systems either. Honestly, I don’t know how people can do all the things they “need” to do (or should do) in a day if they are spending countless hours in “screen time.” Something always has to give…time with God, time with your spouse, time with your kids, time spending cooking healthy meals, or exercising or serving your community, etc. There aren’t even hours in the day. Where our time is, is where our heart is.

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