For well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give.
Today’s email questions are from a list of questions a lady allegedly sent Debi asking about co-sleeping with a baby and husband.
1. “When your baby is sleeping in bed with you, when do you have relations with your husband?”
Moving the baby or yourself should not be too much of a problem. Don’t let a child get in the way of your marital bliss. Make sure it is bliss.
2. “When Beka was old enough to sleep on her own and you had your 2nd child, did Beka get moved to a bed by herself, or did you wait until both children were old enough to sleep together apart from you?”
We never had 2 children in the bed with us at once. We had the baby there for warmth (our house was always cold in the winter), and because I can’t hear well, I wanted my babies close. It was also handy to just roll over to nurse. I asked the Amish ladies, who live close by, and all of them have their babies under 1 year sleep with them. If you hear well and your house is warm, do what suits you. We did have a tiny room adjoining our bedroom where we placed our first child. But that, again, was because I could not hear well. It was nice having a side room because we could tell her a story while we were all in our own beds, and she enjoyed the camaraderie. But then we could close the door when we needed to. No law, just do what seems best for your family.
Alright. I don’t even know what to say about having sex with the baby in the bed. But if your house is so cold you have to have baby in the bed with you perhaps you need to remedy that, not that there’s anything wrong with baby sleeping in the bed with parents…
What do you think? What would better answers to this woman’s questions be? Do you think sleeping with the baby in the bed is wrong?
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