There’s a man in my fiance’s church who left his previous congregation because he offended a respected couple. He basically publicly condemned and chastised them for having no children. I don’t believe this is right because one or both of them may not have the ability to have kids. I guess what I am asking is where does this man base this teaching that being childless is something that causes a couple to be shunned or (as he saw it) to be kicked out of the church? Do any of you agree with him and why?
It’s sort of scaring me a little as well; if it turns out that I am not particularly fertile, this man will make our lives miserable. I know that my husband’s-to-be church is against that belief but I still wouldn’t like that conflict within the church family.