Ok well the question i want to ask is why we arent having that many children? I think if a couple is blessed with the money and physical/emotional capabilities of having children, they should have as many as possible.
I think the Coptic church is one of only few churches that allows contraception and i think we are using it in the wrong way. If a farmer in Egypt can afford 8 children and raise them to be good Christians, then how many more can we raise with the money and strength of the church we have in the outside countries? Considering the income and stress levels of those farmers, that means if they have 8 we should have about 800! lol
I think it is very selfish to start using contraception after 1 or 2 children so that you can have more money and time to spend on yourself or the children you already have. The most important part in raising children is giving them Christ in their heart and also to offer MANY good Christian children to our society and our God, and with the capabilities of our churches (thank God) this should be an easy task because of how close our community is to the church.
I want to hear what people think