All birth control has the same effect, it suppresses the reproductive system. But it also suppresses the need for the hard conversation about healthy boundaries, the beauty of courtship, and the ability to accept God’s gift of fertility.
Aunt Susie was the middle child of five born into a hardworking Irish/Swedish Chicago family in 1943. Her parents (my grandparents) held high standards and had high expectations for their children. Work hard, go to school, and have a steady job. Aunt Susie accomplished none of these goals.