From “Kudzu,” by Suzanne at Blessed Among Men
The contraceptive mentality makes individualists of all. It makes the husband the enemy of the wife and the children the enemy of both. Here, we live a common life with a common good. We all contribute to that life and it pays us back, each of us, more than we put in to the pot. I know that’s true for me, and I believe it is true for each of us. It pays us back more than we put in. Much more. I don’t need to look out for my own good– others attend to it. I don’t need “protection” against my own spouse. I see the concept of a common family good is in some ways foreign to my neighbors, and sadly, the blessings of it must be, too.