You may think that you are going to a lot of baby showers… you are right, you are. The reason you are going to a lot of baby showers is because having babies nowadays are so rare. The reason that there is need of a baby shower is because most couples are just having one child. There is not a need for many things if this is your second, third, fourth, or even fifth child. With so many couples just having one child, it feels as if there is an unending stream of baby showers. For those of you that for some reason do not understand the name or concept of a “baby shower” this is a party that celebrates the conception of a child. It is usually held in the second or third trimester before the baby is born. The party is given to help out the new parents with “necessities” that occur when having a baby.
The baby shower concept only started in the “Victorian Era: Is the predecessor to modern-day baby shower. A Victorian woman would keep her pregnancy a secret as long as possible and would not appear in public due to cultural definitions of proper behavior.” To learn more about the history of Baby showers see the Wiki page linked here.
To be completely clear it is not all cultures that are experiencing the loss replacing themselves. “If current demographic trends continue, however, Islam will nearly catch up by the middle of the 21st century. Between 2010 and 2050, the world’s total population is expected to rise to 9.3 billion, a 35% increase.1 Over that same period, Muslims – a comparatively youthful population with high fertility rates – are projected to increase by 73%. The number of Christians also is projected to rise, but more slowly, at about the same rate (35%) as the global population overall.” This information is found at PewForum.com. To see more of the information they have collected follow the link here. http://www.pewforum.org/2015/04/02/religious-projections-2010-2050/
With most of the Christian population growing slower and slower, this will make our culture smaller and smaller. So God (YAHWEH) has given us a commision. In Genesis 9:7 “And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply there in”. Jesus also said in Matthew 19:14 “14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” As you see children are needed to fulfill what YAHWEH has asked of us to populate the earth. We cannot populate if we just replace ourselves with two children. It is going to take most families to have at least 3 children. This message is to all couples out there. I am not advocating that you should have children outside the realm of marriage. To see more about what YAHWEH says and the Christian depopulation see the following video.
Also in today’s age financial matters are important but something that people have not thought about lately is your immediate family might be alright with helping out so you can have a child (and so they can have grandchildren). You may still have family members that are begging you or harassing you to have a baby. What a great opening to ask if they would be willing to help financially. It will either get you the backup plan you need to seriously start thinking that a baby would be a great idea or shut them up. They may have not been serious but it could be the start of a very enlightening conversation about now is always the best time to have a baby.