Birth Control See also Family; Marriage, Marry Controlling the number of children born to a couple by limiting or preventing conception. Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, Gen. 1:28 (Moses 2:28). Children are an heritage of the Lord, Ps. 127:3–5. Lehi’s family were to raise up seed unto the Lord, 1 Ne. 7:1. Marriage is ordained of God unto man, D&C 49:15–17. The exalted will receive a fulness and a continuation of the seeds forever and ever, D&C 132:19, 63.