How many children should I have? This is a subject that often brings out passionate feelings. The mere suggestion of limiting family size can bring out caricatures and the negative charge that they must not value children. For this reason few pastors and teachers will even broach the subject, but it is an important subject. On occasion I read articles on the subject that are thoughtful and balanced. A recent article was posted on the website of The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. I have often found their positions on the role of men and women helpful, particularly in our day when few have an understanding of God's design for men and women.
This brief article by Amanda Peacock is titled, "Go Forth and Multiply: How Many Children Should I Have." I recommend it as an unbiased, thought provoking treatment of this difficult subject, and it is given from the perspective of a woman. It can be read online or downloaded as a PDF.