I received a letter from a member going through a trial that most of us in God's Church do not have to face and, therefore, may have little understanding of. It is the trial of being unable to bear children. This member mentioned a number of situations that childless families face: feeling left out of church activities, primarily designed for singles, YOU, senior citizens and families with children; or being considered in transition between being single and having a family. The Church's teaching centers on the family, and so it should, but those without children sometimes come up against such thoughtless suggestions as that they have taken the easy life instead of following God's admonition to multiply and replenish the earth (Genesis 2:18).
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