10 Convictions About Labor and Birth from a Christian Worldview

Gloria Furman | January 5, 2016

As a follower of Jesus, and in my experience as a volunteer doula and mother of four, there are times when I’ve been asked to explain the Christian perspective of labor and birth. Where I live in a global city in the East, we see different worldviews collide on every topic under the sun. Labor and birth are no exception. It’s my privilege to talk with ladies from different religions, teaching the gospel as I answer their questions about what the Bible says regarding labor pain and childbirth.

In my local church context I’ve also had opportunities to encourage Christian women. We discuss how Scripture renews our minds, addresses our misconceptions, and exposes false gospels. We worship God together as he thrills our hearts with this incredible picture of grace.

Here are 10 (non-comprehensive) convictions about labor and birth from a biblical perspective:

1. Childbirth (new physical life) is evidence of God’s mercy.

God would’ve been perfectly just to not allow Adam and Eve to live after they sinned against him in Eden. Ever since, we’ve all been born into sin and deserve death for our sin (Ps. 51:5).

Life, then, is a precious gift from our holy God. Our response to life is heartfelt gratitude and humility.

2. God commissioned Adam and Eve to

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