Me and my husband were raised in large families that believed in no contraception. We got married at 17 and are supremely happy together, however I'm starting to question the no contraception issue. I'm tired, our finances are suffering and all my family will tell me is to trust God however they're also having problems. I've told my husband that if he won't practice contraception then we will have to practice abstinence which will obviously be hard but we can manage it. He disagrees and says that the Lord will bring us through which I understand, I do, I'm just tired. I'm 28. We have 5 children and I love them more than life but we just can't afford any more children. All our children are under the age of 7 and I'd like to at least wait until we're more stable which could be a number of years before having more. Any help would be appreciated ladies. My husband is so strong in his beliefs, he's not normally a stubborn man and when it comes to who 'wears the pants' it's normally me as he's so easy going and always does what'll make me happy but in this he won't budge. I know he's happy to debate it and talk though.
An option we have is moving in with his family but I don't know if I could take it, they're lovely people, but so overbearing. So any ideas would be fantastic.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:20 PM on Jan. 16, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by LindaClement at 7:22 PM on Jan. 16, 2011
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Answer by 2autisticsmom at 7:26 PM on Jan. 16, 2011
Sounds like his beliefs are so strong that he is not seeing the logical side of it all. If after your conversations you can not come to an agreement I would decide to practice abstinence- if that doesn't bring him around I'm not sure if anything will- good luck!!
Answer by skittles1108 at 7:27 PM on Jan. 16, 2011
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