I told you from the beginning that this wasn’t going to be a typical flipside series. I usually present one side of an argument in one post, then the other side in another post, and wrap it all up with a pretty little bow in a third and final post.
I don’t have that here. So, there isn’t much of a summary of the issue that I can provide. So, to help alleviate any confusion, I’ll simply provide a summary of the posts that are involved in this flipside.
I’m just hesitant to share what we do because this is such a personal thing. I will say this: Whatever pregnancy control method you choose, include your spouse AND God in the decision. If, before God, you think no pregnancy control methods are acceptable, then that’s what you need to do. If, before God, you think almost all forms are acceptable, then you have a choice. As believers, we have the Holy Spirit who will help guide us in our decisions.
Summary of My Posts
Flipside: Preventing Babies
If you’ve decided that it is okay to prevent having children now, how can you figure out what your options are? There are many options to choose from. Some are biblical. Some are not. What do you use to decide?
Flipside: Define “birth control”
As Christians, our real goal isn’t to try to prevent a baby from being born. Our real goal should be to prevent a pregnancy. There is a difference. The key is to understand the process and determine 1) when life begins and 2) at what point in the “Baby Making” process is it okay to stop the process from continuing?
Flipside: Different methods of preventing pregnancy
Once you know where you think life begins and at which step you’re biblically allowed to prevent pregnancy, what are your options? In this post, I again covered the “Baby Making 101” steps and detailed which common pregnancy control methods line up with that step. I didn’t cover hormonal birth control methods as they are trickier.
Flipside: All about Birth Control Pills
This post did cover the hormonal birth control methods, usually found in pill form (but not always). I showed what they’re made of, how they worked and why some people are against them.
For More Research: What others say
John Piper. “Is It Wrong To Use Birth Control?”
Mark Driscoll. “Religion Saves: Birth Control”
Dr. Albert Mohler. Birth Control Topics