The Need to Breed

Posted By on January 9, 2013

Here is a great post from Get Along Home that bluntly states an obvious truth that our short sighted, “me centered” modern society seems to be oblivious to:

We don’t seem to understand (and by “we”, I mean “not me”) that children are a literal investment. You have to put in the work to get the payoff. You can’t contribute no people to the future and then expect that future to go well for you any more than you can put zero dollars into your 401K and expect it to be there when you’re ready to retire. I hate to have to spell all this out, because a) it feels like talking down to people and b) it’s not even all that interesting to think about, but apparently there is a large number of people of reproductive age who actually need these bald facts pointed out to them before it is too late for them to decide to procreate for their own good.

Click here to read the rest. For a detailed look at the  very real consequences of  an anti-child mindset watch Demographic Winter and Demographic Bomb.

About The Author

Jennifer McBride is the blessed wife to Steve and the mother of 8 children, ages 13-2. She is also the editor of the book "Queen of the Home" - currently being revised and updated. In her sparest of spare moments she operates, a website dedicated to proclaiming the honor, nobility and power of Biblical womanhood.


2 Responses to “The Need to Breed”

  1. M Martin says:

    I’m not trying to be antagonistic, but having children in order to invest in your own future seems pretty selfish as well :/

    Also, it might be considered selfish by some for me, a 23 yr old married woman, to decide against having children in order to travel and have a fulfilling career- but in reality, it would be extremely selfish to bring a child into this demanding, not child-friendly lifestyle that my husband and I were made my God to follow.

  2. Cindy says:

    Thanks for the linky-love! I hadn’t seen Demographic Bomb, but I’m very interested. It’s certainly something that’s been on my mind from time to time. Obviously.