I am receiving visits from the elders and I want to be baptized, but for you the main thing is the family and I am a single mother, at some point I would want to find a suitable man and get married but I will not be able to have children anymore. Is procreation essential for marriage???

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One Response to “Is procreation required for marriage?”

Diego Miranda
2018-04-29 10:41:11
Members of the Church believe that marriages performed in temples are sealed, or blessed to last for eternity.
Hi Vane! I'm happy to learn that you're interested in joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love being a member of this church. It's brought so many spiritual blessings into my life. I hope you find the same blessings in this wonderful religion.

As you well know, different people have different needs and preferences. Certainly some men desire to have children. Some single men might already have children themselves, just as you do. Some would be happy to help you raise your child. Others might have concerns. This isn't anything specific to Mormon men. It's true of true of men (and women) both in and out of the church.

But there is nothing in our doctrine that would prevent you from finding a man in the church and getting married. Mormons don't just marry for procreation. We marry for love and companionship too. It would be excellent if you found an eternal companion in the church and got married in the temple.

I hope this answer helps. Let me know if you have any additional questions. I'm happy to help. I hope to hear about your progress in the church!

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