The Boundless Show with Lisa Anderson
June 21, 2018

I Don’t Want Kids: Episode 542

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The debate over not wanting to be a parent, plus reconciling being unable to have children, and a listener struggles when she sees her ex at church.

Music: Mosaic MSC


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The Boundless Show: Roundtable Segment
Roundtable Segment

Choosing to Be Childless

25:48 – 

Delayed marriage, debt, fear — everyone has their theories why, but the truth is that most millennials just aren’t having kids. Is that OK? Is it biblical? What if you just don’t want children of your own? What if you’re aging past childbearing age with no husband in sight? Lisa takes into account comments from our male listeners, then sits down with Sarah (who doesn’t feel called to have kids), Ashley (who didn’t want kids but has them now) and me (who has always wanted to be a mom) to hash out this tough topic.

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The Boundless Show: Culture Segment
Culture Segment

I’ll Never Be a Mom

23:44 – 

She was born without a womb — the result of a rare reproductive disorder. But she has a deep longing in her heart to be a mom and bear children of her own. Why in the world would God deny her that? Chelsea Patterson Sobolik admits to her doubts with God and offers hope for the woman who can’t have kids, whether medically or because of prolonged singleness.

Get Chelsea’s book: “Longing for Motherhood: Holding Onto Hope In the Midst of Childlessness

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The Boundless Show: Inbox Segment
Inbox Segment

I Keep Seeing Him at Church

Guests: Patrick Hill,

4:59 – 

She’s been going to her church for six years, which she and her boyfriend started attending together. But they broke up, and he’s dating other people. It’s awkward. It’s hard. But is that a good enough reason to leave her church? Licensed counselor Patrick Hill offers advice.

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