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.
“After nights like that you can’t help but ask yourself, why exactly do people have kids?”
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…
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…
Christians who forgo marriage and parenthood are counting on finding their fulfillment in another world. But what if I can have it both ways?
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,…