A dad-to-be takes his cue from Joseph

When expecting a child, both men and women play an important role in preparing for childbirth. While comedians joke about the father’s role (or the lack thereof) during pregnancy and childbirth, I found I had a unique, humble, and active part in supporting the births of our children. 

One of the passages I found extremely helpful during my wife’s pregnancy with our first child, which many expectant parents studying Christian Science or reading Science and Health may be familiar with, was: “To attend properly the birth of the new child, or divine idea, you should so detach mortal thought from its material conceptions, that the birth will be natural and safe” (p. 463).

Praying for my grandson
October 10, 2011

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