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Symposium

Every issue has one section dedicated to a particular question. Collecting responses from a range of perspectives, these symposia prompt us to think about the values and ideas that shape our most urgent cultural and personal decisions.

20

Summer 2019

 

A World Without Children

Perhaps, in other words, we should simply reconcile ourselves to the fact that our affluent, democratic societies will experience gradual depopulation as long as fertility…

 

Half a Person

In December 2018, I found myself unexpectedly pregnant. I have three children, the oldest of whom is in high school, and I had not planned…

 

Quiet Time

For the first six hours of my daughter’s life, I felt no love for her. I smiled for my camera and I smiled for my…

 

Unnecessary Gifts

Christians who forgo marriage and parenthood are counting on finding their fulfillment in another world. But what if I can have it both ways?

 

Close Likenesses

My mother and I were walking down Agua Marina Street in Dominican Republic. The sun blazing and my father dying.

 

To Be Continued

I remember dancing to a Temptations song with my two-month-old son Julian in my arms, the late afternoon sun filling our living room, and thinking,…