Children are not seen as a burden, but an everlasting source of joy.
If you still have questions about why Mormons tend to have large families, feel free to ask!
If you haven’t noticed by now, I love to give my 2 cents.
Heavenly Father knows what is best for our families.
So, how do we decide when to have children and how many to have?
Just last night at dinner my three-year-old daughter turned to me and blurted out, “Mommy, you are the best mother in the whole wide world,” and she truly meant it.
Some things are just irreplaceable – including children. Mormons place the highest priorities on family and also find their greatest joy from family.
Faith in following the Lord’s commandment to “multiply and replenish the earth.”The same pattern holds true even today. We are not in an ideal place financially, career-wise (my husband still in graduate school), or location wise (still in a tiny apartment) to be having three children.
As we moved forward in life and discussed the possibility of more children, step one was always prayer. We have been so blessed by each addition to our family. But, we prayed, received answers and felt impressed to act – even if we were not sure how it would turn out.
Brianne, mother of three from Massachusetts explains quite eloquently: As a couple we had carefully considered and prayed about the timing of having our first child.
We felt strongly, prompted by the Holy Ghost, that it was time to start our family.
My good friend and her husband were considering having their second child a few years ago and felt very strongly that that was not the right time.