Most people understand it takes 2 people coming together physically to create 1 life. There are other ways medically and scientifically to get around how conception naturally occurs. Most of the time children are conceived in the context of some kind of relationship between a man and a woman. It takes 2 people to create 1 child and it takes 2 parents to parent 1 child.
In the design of creation, one is as important as the other. Even with a break in the relationship of two parents it does not alter or change the role or responsibility for parenting their child. The original design is the best design for raising a physically and emotionally healthy child. When a child is born, a woman and a man graduate to a higher purpose. The highest position and place that one can achieve in this life is to be a mom and a dad. For a child, it is the highest life-giving relationship they can experience, outside of one with the Creator, until they become a parent.
When parents decide to divorce or dissolve their relationship that does not mean they are absolved or disqualified from their participation in the highest relationship purpose and privilege in life. Children are designed with the need for a relationship from and with both parents. When this activity stops by a parent or access is denied to a parent, the child no longer has the opportunity to receive all the benefits that come from the best-created design for them. Parents need to stop and think how important it is in a child’s life to have activity with and access to each parent.
I understand there are situations that surround the need for one parent to have limited access and activity, while being in the best interest of the child. Furthermore, many parents become single parents and are in that courageous position because of certain circumstances and sacrifices. However, more often, I see greed becoming more important than a child’s need. I see parents arguing more over child support than what they both can do to assure parental support. I see equal responsibility being talked about, while equal time not wanting to be worked out. Parents are pointing out the disorders, dysfunctions and debilitating habits of each other, suggesting why the child or children are better off with them and not the other parent. What about the major issues that can develop in a child from limited or no access to both parents?
What started in the bedroom does not need to stop in the courtroom. Conception begins more than just the development of a person. The conception of a child begins the development of an equal partnership, sealed by the need for equal participation, to ensure the total health of a human life. It takes 2. It takes 2 to conceive and it takes the activity and accessibility of 2 parents to achieve what is best for a child.~Tim