God Does Not Seem Too Interested in Making us Happy, but Rather Giving us Joy
I found this blog post by Dr. Albert Mohler on the subject of whether or not children making parents “happy.” I thought it was very well put, you may as well. Here’s a snippet:
Christians must see children as gifts from God, not as projects. We should see marriage and parenthood as a stewardship and privilege, not as a mere lifestyle choice. We must resist the cultural seductions and raise children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and understand family life as a crucible for holiness, not an experiment in happiness. And when it comes to happiness, we must aim for something higher. Christians are called to joy and satisfaction in Christ, and to find joy in the duties and privileges of this earthly life. Every parent will know moments of honest unhappiness, but the Christian parent settles for nothing less than joy.