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I Believe (4th in a Series): Procreation

This is the fourth in a series of posts explaining my beliefs regarding the family.  Each post examines another paragraph (or two, in the case of this post) from The Family:  A Proclamation to the World.  I've previously discussed marriage, gender, and the eternal nature of families.  Today's topic of procreation naturally follows.


THE FIRST COMMANDMENT that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.
WE DECLARE the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.
Marriage is a covenant relationship between husband, wife, and God.  Therefore, decisions regarding the family, including family size, should be a matter of serious reflection and prayer.  

Sexual relationships should wait until marriage, but are "divinely appointed."  

Life is sacred.  

This post is short, but I don't feel the need to add much to what was already stated in the proclamation.  

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At the risk of embarrassing my parents or children, I'll just say I'm thankful for marriage and divinely appointed means.

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  1. I'll bet you've managed to embarrass your children! I think your mom can hold her own :)

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    1. None of my kids have even mentioned this blog post. :-)

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  2. Kristi, I am curious -- does the Mormon faith teach that sex is ONLY for procreation? Is birth control allowed?

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    1. Here is a direct quote from the lds.org website:

      Sexual relations within marriage are not only for the purpose of procreation, but also a means of expressing love and strengthening emotional and spiritual ties between husband and wife.

      Husband and wife are encouraged to pray and counsel together as they plan their families. Issues to consider include the physical and mental health of the mother and father and their capacity to provide the basic necessities of life for their children.

      Decisions about birth control and the consequences of those decisions rest solely with each married couple. Elective abortion as a method of birth control, however, is contrary to the commandments of God.

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