Encouragement for Moms

Debunking the Myth that Children are Burdens


We are a family of ten.  From about the time I was expecting our fifth child, I was often confronted by folks who were either confused by our family size, or totally opposed to it.

All I had to do was look down at my sweet children to see what an amazing blessing they were.  Why didn’t others feel the same way?

Historically, children were seen as an asset to society.  But as the standard of living improved, along with advances in birth control, attitudes began to change.

This shift of thinking directly contradicts God’s Word.  As a Christian parent, my hope is that my children will grow in the knowledge of the Lord.  When we raise children for God’s glory, an amazing thing happens.  The very children who were said to be burdens, instead, are used by God to take some of the burdens of the world away.

God often uses people to fulfill His purposes.  When Christian families have children, God will likely use them for good.  If we let our light shine, God will be glorified.

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

Matthew 5:16

When our children live for the Lord and their light shines, God can use them to point others to Himself.  And adding godly children to our families will only multiply this effect.


We must not believe Satan’s lie that children are burdens.  Children raised for the Lord are quite the opposite.  God can use them to spread His glory, and His gospel, throughout the earth.  The greatest gift we can give this world is to raise godly children who are equipped to serve Him.

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