Having a large # of children also meant more tithing money down the line when the children themselves grew up and started working and could thus give back more and enrich the establishment… It is for this reason alone that Mormons don’t indulge in certain luxuries such as drinking Tea or Coffee etc. we are the ones who prevent our own progress. Mark 10:14 – Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: For such is the kingdom of God. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.”, “Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. 0 0. frombrum. Which would lead to pollution, and starvation, then everywhere would be over populated, and food would be less, and then the world would die. This is really a very personal matter between the married couple and God, and the church does not preach how many children a Mormon family should have. We don’t believe the answer is to stop having children, but to teach our children to look for those in need and help them. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny.”, “In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize his or her divine destiny as an heir of eternal life. Cast Your Vote. I wish I could remember where it was… Hmmm. some couples prefer none- some use all sorts of methods for various reasons. And you cannot understand the tree unless you comprehend its roots. I need to go, my kids need me.Leave religion, get a relationship with God - http://www.introtogod.org As a Mormon, why do you have so many kids?It is my duty. But I believe that God will not send children without a way to provide for them. Hector_St_Clare March 1, 2016, 1:08am #21. Mormons believe that God has created a certain number of souls who are waiting to be expressed as life on Earth. I was taught that children are our jewels in heaven. Simply because the best way to ensure a religion’s survival and dominance in a society is to do *everything *possible to make it (and keep it) the majority of the population. Why would you weep?You see, we are only as wealthy in heaven, as the posterity that we build. So why do Mormons, on average, choose to have larger families? Jenny Uebbing "Wow, you've sure got your hands full." He will help someone come up with new methods of doing things that will accommodate more people if need be. Recently I met with government officials from a land far from here who were deeply impressed with the Church and its efforts throughout the world. FAQ: RAISING CHILDREN AS MORMONS "I don't really agree with all the doctrine of the Mormon church, but they certainly have the right idea about raising children. We believe that we lived as spirit children of our Heavenly Father before we came to earth. Because Mormons believe God intended families to last forever, not just during life, they see their children in a different light. It ties into the belief that there are still spirits waiting for their time for a mortal experience. I can see how it might be more common in Utah, but many Mormons in other states only have about 3 or 4 kids. Mormons also tend to have more children than other groups. The ones that have "many" children do so because they want to. You don’t need to bring kids down from God. Several of you don’t believe in polygamy anymore, right? (part 2 – more responses), Rebroadcasts of 2010 BYU Women’s Conference Talks: Sister Julie B. 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Now I see that it is her religion that shapes her life in so many ways, even down to having a big family and being broke. Your email address will not be published. I am reminded of something one of our leaders, Russell M. Nelson once said: “[O]ur religion is known by the fruit of its branches. We simply disagree that the suffering people experience (which is real) is caused by people having children or is evidence that there is no God. No one spends more on their children than the Mormons. Wow! Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.”, “We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force.”, “We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. In the early stages of the LDS church’s life 100+ years ago, in order to grow and sustain the faith, the church encouraged both polygamy and for each church member to have a large family in order to grow and sustain the faith. Here are some quotes from that document that highlight what Mormons believe about children and family. How many children someone has is a very personal decision. No matter what religion or none at all, you should have a shred of decency and kindness toward another person. We also believe that all of God’s children need to obtain a body to progress. There are a lot of Mormons in my hometown and it’s something I’ve always wondered about. If you want a good, happy family there is nothing better you can do than follow the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormon church. Mormons tend to have large families because we believe the commandment given to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to Multiply and Replenish the earth. Commentary like that violates our comment policies. But you can’t understand our faith and choices (paying tithing, getting married, having families) without understand the roots of our doctrinal teachings and how it is that we come to know the truth of those things. Today, according to official LDS statistics, Utah is home to more than 2 million Mormons, or about one-third of the total number of Mormons in the United States. Stopping due to financial reasons is a big no no!Sometimes I wonder if the Mormon church is so big on families because that is the easiest way to get new members into their religion?I don't know how to answer that one. And whatever the US constitution says about people having the right to practice their faith and propagate any religion of their choice yaada yaada, it is ESSENTIAL for all humans to realize that we are residents on a space ship, a self sustaining, water containing, oxygen rich and limited land area providing satellite, the ONLY ONE in the entire Universe that can sustain and nurture life — called Planet Earth — and that we ALL share with all the endangered species whether a macaw, or a shark or a tiger that is going extinct all over due to humans overbreeding. Select age and gender to cast your vote: Girl Guy Please select your age. And trust me, all things are considered: money, shelter, education, emotional stability, etc. They are building for eternity and so, not having as much discretionary income here, or having less time or a less prestigious … Mormon kids are clean, honest, obedient, respectful, and they don't get mixed up with alcohol, drugs, and premarital sex. On the flip side of admiration that then-Elder Nelson talks about, critics of the Church or of Mormons also tend to think that they can understand our faith by trying to understand its branches. Learn more. Yes He will . Anonymous. Children are a great joy. Response by Janelle** “You’re so lucky!” That is the most common expression I hear from passersby when they stop to gawk at my four daughters. Why do Mormons seem so happy? General Questions. And what about unplanned pregnancies? There are many LDS couples as well as single individuals who desperately long for children and family. Also because key points of our doctrine focus on family life. People used to have very large families. But you cannot savor this fruit unless you know the tree that produces it. For official information about or from the Church, please visit www.mormon.org or www.lds.org. A Latter-day Sai... October 2020 General Conference: Messages for Women, General Conference: Messages of peace and hope, Relying on the Lord in impossible situations. Will God protect me from CoVid if I give to humanitarian aid or food banks? Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This is one of the many reasons I'm not in the Morg anymore, according to them, I was "selfish" for wanting to finish my education and have a career before even considering children. It is my duty. 1. I know she was from a very large family, also. American birth rates are at an all time low right now. Strength in numbers. Also not all Mormons have a lot if kids. Do YOU want them or does the church want more members? Ummm, wouldn’t having so many kids cause global warming? If it has already implanted the pill does nothing. They have their priorities straight. (Church Community Infographics.) No wonder that as time went on it manifested in the form of familial and clan tensions leading to the current day wars that caused the destruction of their existential lifestyle… If the world does not contain its population now, we will have chaos in the future…. There are varying degrees of heaven. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress, https://www.facebook.com/AboutLatterDaySaints, “Particles of Faith” — Latter-day Saint women share their stories. Bulky_Bob. As a Mormon, why do you have so many kids? We tend to be more focused on our families then our careers. Yes No . The church doesn't have any teachings about family size, but we do have strong teachings about family life. I decided to approve this comment so as to let people recognize the kind of thought processes that are sometimes used to try to explain (or explain away) our history, our beliefs, and our lifestyle. I live in Virginia and the largest LDS family I've known had 5 kids I think...I have NEVER seen any who had 9. They believe that Heavenly Father (God) wants to send his spirit children to this world, and in order for that to happen, they must be provided bodies. Housekeeping note: As for your comment about how most can’t afford their children…that’s simply not your call or your business. Who’s to say what a kid cost? It is important we leave a great world out there for future generations, NOT an over-bred lineage… Please think and consider. How can a land that does not have water and is non-conducive to vegetation and that barely supported 3 per family, now sustain 7? For those talking about poverty, water, etc, I was born and live in a third world country, certainly belonging to a poor or rich family has nothing to do with your values, neither becoming from a large or small family. Because of Jesus Christ’s Atonement, and through ordinances performed in temples, family relationships can continue beyond the grave. As for not being able to pay for children. I’m sorry to hear that. They know that the only way to get more tithe-payers is to encourage the BIC brainwashed kids to get married at 19 for girls, and 21 for boys so they'll pop out 10 kids. In essence, the church teaches that we are to multiply and replenish the earth, and also to exercise reason and judgment in determining the number of children we would like to have in our families. The average convert is asked four times before he If we don't keep having more and more of them we will weep at what we could have had.What do you mean? One, jumping on a trampoline is just good clean fun, and because Mormons have tons of kids, it’s a good way to keep them all busy, fit, and tired. Also, ‘lots of children’ is a relative term. Why do Mormons believe that they should have lots of kids? Barbara, They also tend to be family-oriented. B. But in my opinion, I think that if a couple had only one child, but raised him or her to their full potentials, then that's even better than the couple who decides to have many kids but don't have much time for all of them. Each additional mouth to feed in this overpopulated Earth of 7+ Billion people means one square mile of ocean life destroyed, 14 sq miles of forest land cleared and the destruction of habitat for no less than 15 sub-species on earth to sustain that one extra person… Surely God wouldn’t support that! Shame on you! her husband is a teacher and she works in the home as a full-time mother to five. It sounds like you have had some bad experiences with members of our church. Learn how your comment data is processed. Your perception may not be typical of all Mormons. Future such commentary will be edited or deleted. What one person thinks is a lot of children another may think it’s nothing to get excited about.” Why do many some Mormons choose to have a lot of babies? Can’t believe how many delusional people are on this website. 4 years ago. Other. “They are plentiful and powerful. ... We have been told that we should have as many children as we can support (financially, emotionally, spiritually, physically). The most succinct document explaining our Church’s doctrines on children is The Family: A Proclamation to the World. I can see why you might interpret that phrase this way (and I do think there can be different meanings to that phrase…for example, you might enjoy this talk by Julie B. Beck, who is a former worldwide leader of millions of women in our women’s organization: http://svu.edu/speeches/education-conference/2013/julie-b-beck). I must get myself to the top tier of the Celestial kingdom!How do you do that?There are a series of steps that must be taken. I think they would like to stay there, if Heaven is such a good place. I don't want to be an outcast!Is there a lot of pressure to always be pregnant?Honestly, I use pregnancy as a way to get out of overwhelming callings at church. A recent Pew Research Center study found that the average number of children ever born to Mormons is 3.4 in the United States. Or worse, look at how the middle eastern countries are all falling apart with war prevalent all over — this is because way back in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s when the Gulf countries discovered that they were floating on oil and thus sinking in $, they threw their Bedouin way of existence in harmony with the desert and instead of stopping at 2 kids, went on to have an average of 7 children per family. So similarly suggest rethinking this belief of having too many children, for the same of mother Earth… Please don’t say that it is your choice and others have no right to comment. Individual circumstances and choices vary but as we strive to be disciples of Jesus Christ we seek to follow His example of loving little children. I want to be extra powerful there, so I decided to have as many children as I can.Do you even like children?No, not really. Tweet. Unless it is an abortion method such as morning after pill -which is taking a life- (and then there are exceptions to the rule)(ex: incest, rape, health of mother, etc.) Plus as someone whose great grandparents and grand parents themselves had no less than 7 children, I can clearly state how if NOT controlled, overbreeding can hurt a country — look at India and China. They liked our teachings about the family and wanted copies of our proclamation to the world and guidebooks for family home evening. Like many Christian churches, Mormon churches have a chapel for communion services (called "The Sacrament") in the center and classrooms circling around the chapel for Sunday School, women's meetings, priesthood meetings, and children's classes. Mormons are actually not opposed to birth control, and not all of them have tons of kids. It was not out of the ordinary for someone to have 8 kids. I guarantee you that you will find members in every conceivable socioeconomic status. I’ve been told two totally different theories. Mormon churches are the space Mormons use for regular Sunday worship meetings. Although here at Mormon Women: Who We Are, we strive to have our content consistent with the Church’s doctrine and teachings, we do not speak officially for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So why do Mormons, on average, choose to have larger families? So perhaps poor kids turn out better and are better able to deal with the world then the families who can afford kids and don’t have them. "I was pregnant by my 21st birthday," says Carys. So why do Mormons, on average, choose to have larger families? One Mormon mother-of-one explained on NextDoorMormon.com, “Not all Mormons have lots of children. “All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Even though I've lived in Utah for more than 30 year, I'm still at loss to explain why Mormon families still have so many kids in an overpopulated planet that is brought to the brink of destruction because it's simply overcrowded. Positive: 75 %. That is NOT true because we all share this Earth and it is every human’s responsibility to ensure that our ocean’s are not polluted and the forests are not destroyed and the various species don’t go extinct. Ask a Mormon Woman: What are Mormon views on pregnancy, childbirth, and medical intervention? God's highest plans for the world can't be completed until each "spirit child" attains life, so Mormons have an obligation to get as many of them here as possible, so … It keeps up the perfect image of my family. Real living people are dying everyday because we don’t have enough clean water, food or resources..where is god? Relevance. Also because key points of our doctrine focus on family life. My personal opinion is that this is because less people are willing to have children and so those that are willing to have some kids- *Bam* multiple births. C. I don’t think so . I can use my kids to boost my image both here and on the other side.Are you trying to earn your way into heaven?You are funny. I googled this question, because I was so curious why she would choose such a lifestyle. We also feel that families are eternal so we want to have people to live with in heaven. I don’t know if it helps any, but we as Mormons seek to use our time, money, human resources to help those who need clean water, food, and more. My mother had six children (I'm the oldest), and when I asked her why she didn't stop at 3, she asked me why I thought she didn't want 6. Mormons tend to have a lot of children because family is a big part of the Mormon belief. 6 Answers. 1. It works similarly to other methods of birth control but is very last minute of course. Others consider personal circumstances like the health of the mother or financial restrictions that may influence family planning decisions. Hail_Ants: For the same reason that Catholics have so many kids. We also believe that all of God’s children need to obtain a body to progress. With our religion, you cannot have the fruits without the roots.” This they understood.” https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2004/04/roots-and-branches?lang=eng. Now, people are so appalled by it and have the audacity to make a comment about how they afford them. We believe that we lived as spirit children of our Heavenly Father before we came to earth. But For what I can experience in my country, most of the poor people are having children in a uncontrolled manner, these children become criminals early in their lives, but for those who are a large, poor, mormon family it’s another story, in some way they deal to have many children, teach them values and provide their needs, even though most of poor mormon families actually have a different perspective and decide to plan for their lives and have less children, if all families would be mormon in my country, this would be such a different place. Answer #1 | 17/06 2016 23:20 I think they believe there is a queue of spirits waiting to be born into this world in a pre-existence state and having lots of kids allows more of them in to the world. If you asked your grandparents or great grandparents about their families, I can assure you the majority were from VERY large families and that is of ANY religion or no religion at all. Saving the earth for the sake of saving it is not our end goal, even as caring for the earth matters. We throw away so much food. However, now that the Mormon church has acquired more followers than the great Jewish religion has Jews all over the world, it is now important for the Church to revise this belief of having too many children and think of Mother Earth. We also believe that all of God’s children need to obtain a body to progress. Sorry if this comes out rude i dont mean to be. Mormons embrace family life. I don’t know if it helps to know that we are explicitly taught not to ‘hate on’ anyone. Because we want them! If Heavenly Father allowed me to get pregnant, I should have the faith that he will provide. Dawn, everyone has the opportunity to study out and pray about the teachings of those we declare to be living prophets. Send an email to us at gmail, with username ‘mormonwoman’. Secular Americans don’t like us. **Please note: The answers in “Ask a Mormon Woman” reflect the thoughts, perspectives, and experiences of individuals. They take care of their kids. Mormons ages 40-59 have had an average of 3.4 children in their lifetime, well above the comparable figure for all Americans in that age range (2.1) and higher than any other religious group. Have a question you would like to ask? Because of COVID: One woman’s reflection on COVID... 12 Days of Christmas Music, Day 1: Christmas with The C... “I am grateful for second chances” #GiveTha... What Do You Mean, They Walked to Utah? The interpretation about procreation being a key part of marriage is central to our doctrine. My invitation is to seek understanding about Mormons from Mormons, especially from studying the teachings of the leaders of the Church and personal exploration of scriptural truth, including from the Book of Mormon. I am offended by several of the comments on here and I am not a Mormon. I actually have been thinking a lot about the word ‘multiply’ and what that can mean. 1. To us, it is not a mistake or misinterpretation. He Might . Notice how large Mormon families are? We believe that the commandment God gave to Adam and Eve to multiply and … How big or small their family is, is truly not our concern. 36 Behold, the Lord hath created the earth that it should be inhabited…. Absolutely not. Home > Religion & Spirituality > Why do so many Mormons have children out of wedlock? yeah, I just saw an old high school friend announcing the pregnancy of her 6th child on facebook. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalms 127:3). for more people to hate on anyone not mormon. oh on birth control- it is between the couple and God as well. What could be a better way to raise kids?" You might also be interested in the following: lds.org article on birth control Mormon couples choose to have large families because they value family. What is inspiring Mormon moms to have so many children?I have always wanted to ask. Why do Mormons have so many children? There will always be enough room and resources for the people God sends to earth. It merely teaches the general principles and leaves the … 3. Ask a Mormon Woman: What are Mormon views on pregnancy, childbirth, and medical intervention? Posted by Brenda | May 13, 2011 | Ask a Latter-day Saint Woman, How We Live, Latter-day Saint Family Life | 65 |. And muslims (via multiple wives) etc. As for not having enough food and water… I can’t remember where it is but I heard it in relief society one day something to the affect that if we do all that we can God will make up the rest…. I explained with an analogy to a tree. Because we want them! I am very anti abortion (personal opinion) but I dont think the morning after pill qualifies to be in the same category as abortion. average per wife is nominal. Agency, or the ability to choose (and the accountability for our choices) is a critical tenet of our faith. Required fields are marked *. In addition, most of you can’t even afford these kids and the intelligent people who think about tomorrow have to pay for it. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ.”, “…fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners.”. What else would I have in common with the rest of the women in relief society? 2. I wish everyone would just have one or two kids, not 5-8. Also because key points of our doctrine focus on family life. {editor’s note — please remember that comments reflect the personal thoughts of the commenter and don’t necessarily reflect the positions of the Church or of the More Good Foundation}, Bawesomeb, for the record the morning after pill does not take a life… It prevents an embryo from being able to implant on the lining of the uterus. I don’t have any offense about Mormans, btw, if u choose to believe in a magical powerful immortal being, you go do that. Are Mormon views on pregnancy, childbirth, and through ordinances performed in temples, family relationships continue... 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