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A Compilation of Presentations from the Infertility Ethics Symposium

A Compilation of Presentations from the Infertility Ethics Symposium

The contents of this compilation are from speeches/presentations given at a symposium on the ethics of infertility medicine held on ...
The Venture of Marriage

The Venture of Marriage

God fashions marriage so a man and woman learn to be true to each other. Through marriage, God brings us into relation with one who is different but who also reflects back something of the truth of our own nature. That image is the bold and daring vision we have to offer the world.
The Mystery of Marriage

The Mystery of Marriage

This article is a summary of the theology of marriage that can serve as a foundation for evaluating the implications of reproductive technologies from a Christian perspective.
Surrogate Motherhood: A Clerical Case

Surrogate Motherhood: A Clerical Case

The whole point of marriage as a paradigm of God’s relationship with His people is to illustrate the oneness of what we are given in marriage and in the gift of a child as its outcome. Careless sentimentality in reproductive ethics erases this message of God to us.
El Catecismo Menor Sobre la Vida Humana

El Catecismo Menor Sobre la Vida Humana

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In Vitro Fertilization: Moral or Immoral?

In Vitro Fertilization: Moral or Immoral?

Some moral issues involved with in vitro fertilization are the dilemma of leftover embryos, the loss of embryos that do not implant, the unmarried woman seeking pregnancy, the use of donor sperm or egg and, perhaps most importantly, the increasing separation of the biological from the relational inherent in reproductive technologies.
Be Fruitful and Multiply by Lucas Woodford

Be Fruitful and Multiply by Lucas Woodford

God’s first command to humanity is, “Be fruitful and multiply” (Gen. 1:28). It’s a command not only to reproduce children but to reproduce families.
A Review of Reproductive Technologies

A Review of Reproductive Technologies

Because reproductive ethics is a little known quantity for the average person the following is offered as a simple guide for discussion and consideration in personal decision making. Topics include assisting procreation, artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and surrogate motherhood.
Hannahs in the Pew

Hannahs in the Pew

She was overwhelmed with grief and sorrow. Her husband loved her, but still she felt cursed by God. Indeed, she felt that ancient curse spoken over the first woman: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; in pain you shall bring forth children” (Gen. 3:16). Who is this woman? These words describe Hannah, but many other Hannahs sit in the pews of our churches — empty, sad, and bearing with bitterness the curse in their bodies.
Children’s Children and the Plans of God

Children’s Children and the Plans of God

God wants a large family because His love is so enormous. We embrace God’s gift of life and of children, and we praise God that He creates and loves so many, including us.
Be Fruitful and Multiply by William M. Cwirla

Be Fruitful and Multiply by William M. Cwirla

While all creatures are driven by the creative impulse to “be fruitful and multiply,” man uniquely does this within a narrow context of intimacy, commitment, covenant, and community.
Surrogate Motherhood: A Clerical Case

Surrogate Motherhood: A Clerical Case

The whole point of marriage as a paradigm of God’s relationship with His people is to illustrate the oneness of what we are given in ...