Controlling the number of children born to a couple by limiting or preventing conception.
- Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth:Gen. 1:28; ( Moses 2:28; )
- Children are an heritage of the Lord:Ps. 127:3–5;
- Lehi’s family were to raise up seed unto the Lord:1 Ne. 7:1;
- Marriage is ordained of God unto man:D&C 49:15–17;
- The exalted will receive a fulness and a continuation of the seeds forever and ever:D&C 132:19, 63;