Greetings in the precious name of Jesus!
First, I wouldn't mind at all if you wrote from time to time. Dialogue between Christians is always edifying.
Regarding Melody's first sentence: "It seems the central issue for
Christians in using birth control is whether doing so is not "trusting the Lord." -- This was a reflection of the letters we received on the subject of birth control. Most of the people who contact our ministry are seeking God's best and that was the question foremost on their minds. It is sad that your experience in Christian communities has been so worldly and you are probably right in your estimation of how our humanist society has affected many church groups. We can only pray with you that this attitude will change under the influence of the Holy Spirit.
The main point of our response is to seek the Lord as a Christian couple. A heart of obedience to God's will and guidance is always the main issue, as that is what our journey with Him is all about.