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I would like to know what specifically do trad people with a lot of kids see as the benefit of having  all those babies. I am not disparaging Trad families, I praise them. I just want to know what do they perceive as the benefits of having large families.

On a side note I have been to some Trad Churches, mostly FSSP and SSPX and I have noticed that when I go into the basement after Mass I have to be dealing with an obstacle course of sorts avoiding an army of todlers :laughing: 
Babies crying during the Mass, and large vans in the parking lot.

We have all heard, I am sure about the Duggars on TLC who have 20 kids. They are protestants though.
I too, am curious.  :)
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One of the things I enjoy about any trad gathering is the large families. It bolsters the hope and optimism I have for the future of the Church.
(04-05-2011, 03:36 PM)love alabama Wrote: [ -> ]I would like to know what specifically do trad people with a lot of kids see as the benefit of having  all those babies. I am not disparaging Trad families, I praise them. I just want to know what do they perceive as the benefits of having large families.

On a side note I have been to some Trad Churches, mostly FSSP and SSPX and I have noticed that when I go into the basement after Mass I have to be dealing with an obstacle course of sorts avoiding an army of todlers :laughing: 
Babies crying during the Mass, and large vans in the parking lot.

We have all heard, I am sure about the Duggars on TLC who have 20 kids. They are protestants though.

Speaking for myself of course, my wife and I didn't plan or not plan how many children we had/have/may still have. Perhaps there are some couples who actively try to have as many as possible. Good for them and God bless them. My wife and I will take as many as the Good God happens to give us. We currently have 4.

There was a time when I thought my life could be complete with a couple children. I have come to the point where I can't imagine not having the mess, mayhem and great times that come with having several children. As Scripture says, "Blessed is the man whose quiver is full."
(04-05-2011, 04:09 PM)username123 Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-05-2011, 03:36 PM)love alabama Wrote: [ -> ]I would like to know what specifically do trad people with a lot of kids see as the benefit of having  all those babies. I am not disparaging Trad families, I praise them. I just want to know what do they perceive as the benefits of having large families.

On a side note I have been to some Trad Churches, mostly FSSP and SSPX and I have noticed that when I go into the basement after Mass I have to be dealing with an obstacle course of sorts avoiding an army of todlers :laughing: 
Babies crying during the Mass, and large vans in the parking lot.

We have all heard, I am sure about the Duggars on TLC who have 20 kids. They are protestants though.

Speaking for myself of course, my wife and I didn't plan or not plan how many children we had/have/may still have. Perhaps there are some couples who actively try to have as many as possible. Good for them and God bless them. My wife and I will take as many as the Good God happens to give us. We currently have 4.

There was a time when I thought my life could be complete with a couple children. I have come to the point where I can't imagine not having the mess, mayhem and great times that come with having several children. As Scripture says, "Blessed is the man whose quiver is full."

So true.
Large trad families means two things:
1)  They follow Church teaching on contraception
2)  Trads LOVE sex.

I think that's obvious.
Large traditional families means hopefully more holy religious vocations.
1) More souls for the Lord in general
2) More vocations
3) More playmates for their children (as an only child I felt a lack in this area, so I think it's ideal to have at least two of each gender so everyone has a playmate)
4) Help in one's old age
5) More grandchildren to spoil
(04-05-2011, 04:09 PM)username123 Wrote: [ -> ]
(04-05-2011, 03:36 PM)love alabama Wrote: [ -> ]I would like to know what specifically do trad people with a lot of kids see as the benefit of having  all those babies. I am not disparaging Trad families, I praise them. I just want to know what do they perceive as the benefits of having large families.

On a side note I have been to some Trad Churches, mostly FSSP and SSPX and I have noticed that when I go into the basement after Mass I have to be dealing with an obstacle course of sorts avoiding an army of todlers :laughing: 
Babies crying during the Mass, and large vans in the parking lot.

We have all heard, I am sure about the Duggars on TLC who have 20 kids. They are protestants though.

Speaking for myself of course, my wife and I didn't plan or not plan how many children we had/have/may still have. Perhaps there are some couples who actively try to have as many as possible. Good for them and God bless them. My wife and I will take as many as the Good God happens to give us. We currently have 4.

There was a time when I thought my life could be complete with a couple children. I have come to the point where I can't imagine not having the mess, mayhem and great times that come with having several children. As Scripture says, "Blessed is the man whose quiver is full."

As someone who cannot have children, I hate that verse.  It makes me think that God cursed me instead...

And yes, I've thought about adoption..and no it is NOT for everybody.
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