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I've long wondered about the interplay between marriage, sex, birth control and child-bearing in light of a trinitarian view of the world. At one extreme is the Catholic perspective and at the other, the antinominian. Evangelicals have usually fallen squarely between the two extremes taking a liberal view on birth control within marriage and a conservative view on extramarital sex with child-bearing being regarded as simply a mathematical product of the previous two, er, positions.
But with the rise (?) of pornography as a mainstream and largely (privately) acceptable phenomenon, the decreasing number of marriages, the increasing incidence of cohabitation and the increasing number of childless-by-choice families, I wonder if we are seeing the harvest of our prior choices?
If child-bearing is a trinitarian feature, has our (evangelicals') theory of birth control undermined and rendered moot a portion of sound theological superstructure?