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Sorry that I bring up something that was posted in the Tribune but the letter writer brings up an interesting point. In it the Rev. Dr. John E. Day says:
"Well-meaning friends who are members of the LDS Church tried to convert me. When I was a child and a young adult, they tried to convert me away from my church and my family's church with no thought of what it would do to our family.
From the time she (his daughter) was 8 years old, her friends and their families tried to convert her away from her church and her family's church with no thought to what it would do to our family. Mormon friends told her their father was an "agent of Satan." I suppose now her friends are glad they did not convert her, for now she would no longer be welcome (daughter is in a gay marriage now). The LDS Church is known for strong family values, yet it had no problem trying to split my family apart. " http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3191391-155/letter-are-only-mormon-families-important I know what Jesus said about hating father and mother (Luke 14: 26) to follow him. But how can we say we support the family unit when we share the gospel with our friends, hoping they will leave the religion of their parents, thus causing contention within their family? Edited to add: This NOT about the new church policy.
Ok let me talk about our current situation first. My husband and I have two kids ages 3 and 2. We are currently living in a one bedroom basement apartment which is quite cozy with the four of us. We don't know how long we'll be here and cant afford to move anywhere else.
For the past few months I keep having this feeling that we should be trying to have another. I just shake it out of my head because all I can think about is our situation and how crazy that would be to add another baby into the mix. We know that we want a big family and I really don't like the idea about having a big gap between the youngest and the next one. I cant get the idea out of my head!
Should I just go with my gut feeling? I'm so confused! We have been praying about this for a while and asking what we should do. Since the thought keeps entering my mind and I cant help but smile when I think about having another, should we just go with it?
The board is unfortunately not an appropriate place for advice of such a personal nature.