The Lord has blessed my wife and me with the privilege and challenge of raising fourteen children. Our family has been afforded the opportunity to interact with men, women, and children from multiple states and other countries. When people first see “all those children,” they often ask if we are Amish, Mormon, or Roman Catholic. In one sense this is understandable; in another, a cause for concern. We are Reformed Postmillennial Christians, yet nobody has asked if we fit in that category. Why not?
Recently, I was asked if our fruitfulness in having so many children is a byproduct of the optimistic eschatology we hold. We do firmly believe the words of Dr. Joe Boot, “The transformation of culture, indeed the potential for the rebuilding of Christian civilization, that is possible through the re-establishment of the Christian family, is immeasurable.”