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