Marriage is About Rearing Families

Called Unto Liberty, 20th Century Sermons, David O. McKay, 1952

True motherhood is the noblest call of the world, and we look with sorrow upon the practice here in our own United States of limiting families, a tendency creeping into our own Church.

Some young couples enter into marriage and procrastinate the bringing of children into their homes. They are running a great risk. Marriage is for the purpose of rearing a family, and youth is the time to do it. I admire these young mothers with four or five children around them now, still young, happy.


Source: David O. McKay. LDS Church News, 11 June 1952. David O. McKay (1873-1970) served as Ninth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.