Open Embrace by Sam Torode
A Protestant Couple Rethinks Contraception

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In this bold critique of modern ideas about sex, marriage, and contraception, Sam and Bethany Torode set forth a vision that is fresh for our times yet rooted in centuries of Christian tradition. Weaving together a sound theology of spousal love with honest information and personal insight, Open Embrace offers a compelling alternative to the unquestioned use of contraception. The Torodes challenge modern lifestyles and popular wisdom about how soon to have children, how many are desirable, and how to prevent them, while still recognizing that the number of children each family can best support will vary. Open Embrace is far more than a case against contraception -- it is a positive affirmation of fertility, childbearing, and prudent self-control. Couples who practice Natural Family Planning, as advocated in this book, cooperate with God's design for their bodies, making wise decisions about family size without losing respect for the mystery and meaning of sex. Whether one agrees or disagrees with its conclusions, Open Embrace is a rewarding read for all engaged and married couples seeking to sharpen their moral discernment.

About Sam Torode

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Torode is a freelance writer/graphic designer. Torode is a freelance writer/graphic designer. J. Budziszewski is professor in the departments of government and philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. His other books include The Revenge of Conscience, What We Can't Know, How to Stay Christian in College and Ask Me Anything: Provocative Answers for College Students.
Published January 1, 2002 by Freedom Publishing Company. 123 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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For such a short book, Open Embrace: A Protestant Couple Rethinks Contraception packs some serious punches.

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