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June 17th, 2011, 01:52 PM
Platinum Supermommy
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I know the church encourages you to have as many children as you can provide for, and that it is our duty as members to make bodies to the souls that are waiting. Is it wrong to not WANT a large family? I only want 2 kids, possibly 3. I don't want to be frantically running around after 6 kids, I need some "me time"....

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June 17th, 2011, 03:14 PM
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It's my opinion that "as many as you can provide for" includes more than just the financial aspect. I think it means as many as you can physically, financially, emotionally, and happily provide for. That's a different number of children for different people. There is no commandment saying you have to have 6 kids just because you may be able to afford that many.
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June 17th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Lynsann's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Well said Elsa! I completely agree.
Mommy to Ava (5/24/06) and Kai (5/11/09)
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June 18th, 2011, 12:01 PM
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Emotionally I'm not into having a lot of children but if the Lord has another plan for me I will be happy and I know He will bless me with the emotional strength I will need to raise His spirit child/ren.
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June 18th, 2011, 01:51 PM
Happy Song's Avatar Nicole
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I think that if you pray about it and Heavenly Father is fine with you only having two children then it is nobody business but you DH and Heavenly Father.
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June 19th, 2011, 11:00 AM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
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Location: San Antonio TX
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President Uchtdorf has 2 children. Elder Oaks has 6 children. Is Elder Oaks more righteous simply because he has three times as many children as President Uchtdorf? Of course not. What is right for one is not right for another. Just be sure you are not making a decision to limit your family based on selfishness. Also be sure you are not making that decision based on being overwhelmed with littles. I have four children (and we are definitely done). My youngest is 3 today and my oldest is 11. Sometimes I have too much time to myself and I even homeschool! I never would have believed that 3 years ago when I had a newborn, 2 year old, 6 year old, and an 8 year old. Make the decision based on what feels right to you and your husband and include Heavenly Father in making your plan.

~Heather, wife to Jamie (15 years; June 5, 1998) and mom to
Ani - 14 (February 15, 2000), Cameron - 12 (October 3, 2001),
Fritz - 7 (July 11, 2006), and Adrian - 5 (June 19, 2008)
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June 19th, 2011, 10:36 PM
Angela85's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Location: South Jordan, Utah
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My opinion is that you let the spirit guide you on this one. Don't make a baby because you feel obligated, make one because the spirit is telling you it's time to. Whether that happens 2 times, 6 times, or even more, it's all about following those promptings.

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June 23rd, 2011, 09:56 PM
Brittanie's Avatar just me
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I agree a lot with Elsa and Angela. What is right for one is not for another. And if you keep close to the spirit, then it won't steer you wrong, and you'll have the strength to do whatever you need.
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