My observation is that it's no more likely that a young man is guilty of not wanting to marry tha for a young woman to refuse to accept his proposal.
The people I know who are in this position lament the fact that when they ask sisters out, the girls say, essentially, "Fine, but we can't become serious. I want to finish school" or some such excuse.
Further, when asked, most LDS girls, even at age 10 or 12, have decided they do not want any more than one or two children (sub replacement rate), and they do not change their minds.
I am glad to say that our seven families are 5, 7, 4, 7, (2)*, 2, and 2, (= 29) so far.
* We hope to hear today whether our son and daughter-in-law will be able to adopt both of the two brothers they'll be fostering starting Wednesday next week. Pray for them: Marc and Rainee, George (2½) and Bentley (1); George is the one they risk losing.
It's our daughters who have the seven children.
I have a hard time with people who refuse to obey the commandment to "multiply
') and replenish the Earth." But that's a reflection, I'm sure, on my lack of compassion.
Edited by LeSellers, 16 March 2012 - 02:28 PM.
The public school system: "Usually a twelve year sentence of mind control. Crushing creativity, smashing individualism, encouraging collectivism and compromise, destroying the exercise of intellectual inquiry, twisting it instead into meek subservience to authority".
— Walter Karp