Can I just take a moment to vent?
On Monday I had an appointment with the good ole female doctor. I went in to see her for a particular issue and we ended up discussing birth control methods. I made it clear that I was not interested in any hormonal methods of birth control, yet she tried to convince me to use hormonal birth control. But here's MY PERSONAL CONVICTION about hormonal birth control: there is a possibility that a fertilized egg would be unable to implant. For me, that means there is a possibility for a baby to be aborted.
Now, here's where my venting comes in (and I say this with genuine concern and in all gentleness):
46% of women use "the pill" as their primary source of birth control (MSNBC), but how many of them are aware that birth control pills can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting? How many doctors clearly inform their patients of this?
I am not saying that no one should use hormonal birth control. My concern is that as men and women of the Creator God we need to take this issue seriously and pray and read the Word for the answers and our own personal convictions, rather than being ignorant or apathetic.
If you can find one hour this week to set aside, please do it and watch this video from Mark Driscoll. He gives an incredibly balanced view of all methods of birth control, regardless of the recent controversy surrounding him.