- Publisher: Westbow Press
- Available in: Hardcover, Paperback, PDF
- ISBN: 978-1449710651
- Published: January 18, 2011
Children. They’re Blessings. Always.
Family is a fortress. Parental and sibling bonds are unshakable. The flourishing of loyalty and love is the desired blessing of every man and woman.
But that perspective got lost somewhere. Family is trivial. Children just a consideration. They disorganize a couple’s tidy life. They’re messy, harmful to the environment, financially and physically exhausting.
Chris and Wendy Jeub invite couples to reconsider this skewed perspective toward the blessing and heritage of children. They grapple with modern arguments like population control and the environment, but turn quickly to root hesitations like fear and family dysfunction.
And they encourage you to following God’s prodding to have and love another child, a most excellent calling indeed.
Chris Jeub doesn’t do anything small. When he makes a commitment he dives in and gives it his best. As the committed father of 15 children and with another on the way, Chris has some wisdom that every dad needs to hear. The number of Children we have is not what matters, knowing how to create an atmosphere of love and support to the children we have does matter. This family knows how to do that. I wish I had read this book 30 years ago. I would have been a better dad. I might have also had more children.
Ken Davis, Ken Davis Productions
If you have a, shall we say, petite family like my wife and I do (one child and not really counting right now), you don’t have to work very hard or think very long about your family decisions. You certainly don’t have to try to persuade anybody else to follow your example. If you’re at 15-going-on-16 children like the Jeubs, though, you are truly doing something that’s worth sharing, worth trying to convince others that it’s a joy to love another child. Chris and Wendy not only deserve the platform they’ve been given (through this book, online and on TV), they make great use of it, facing down the giants of fear, apathy and cultural coercion to shape their family the way God called them to shape it—in a word, LARGE!
Steven Isaac, Plugged In
Valuing life and enjoying the family seems a lost commodity in our overbooked lives. The Jeubs remind us through their candid talk and insightful help what many have overlooked—children are our priceless treasures. Chris and Wendy’s casual way of writing makes you think you are sitting at their table over a cup of coffee as they pour into you their love for family and the challenge to love another child.
Gail McWilliams, Author and Speaker