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Offline Robert

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Children?
« on: October 15, 2007, 12:37:36 PM »
So maybe we've beaten a dead horse on this topic, but I can't recall via memory or search whether or not the specific question I have has been answered.

If an Orthodox Christian has no desire for children whatsoever, does that mean he/she has no business getting married? 

Robert

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Re: Children?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2007, 12:39:51 PM »
I don't know.  In SVS's publication of St. John Chrysostom's sermons on marriage, he states very clearly that procreation is not the primary focus of marriage anymore, but rather the salvation of the couple.  But that doesn't specifically address your question.
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Re: Children?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2007, 01:03:43 PM »
So maybe we've beaten a dead horse on this topic, but I can't recall via memory or search whether or not the specific question I have has been answered.

If an Orthodox Christian has no desire for children whatsoever, does that mean he/she has no business getting married? 

Robert

I think there is a discussion on this site (the Family forum?) in the past couple of months with 80+% relevance.

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Re: Children?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2007, 01:12:03 PM »
This may be the thread you are referring to:

Childfree Orthodox Christians
http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,12395.0.html
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Re: Children?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2007, 01:16:42 PM »
thank you.