Some of you might recall research floating about suggesting that having children reduces happiness. My own point of view has been that immediate happiness is not the point of a fulfilling life, at least not for the Christian. Now I’ve just come across research (this is always the case for me — a day late and ten dollars short) indicating that the earlier research is wrong, and that children increase overall life satisfaction for married parents. Bryan Caplan offers a nice summary, even as he remains skeptical.
Fatherhood, The Art of Parenting