“Why should we start with children from the first year of our marriage, let’s live a while our life, we still have time for children later.” If you think like this, you open the path to sin and all kind of trouble.
As someone who just started their life you may be tempted to think that, as you are young why should you start with children from the first year of your marriage, that you would like to live a while your life and that you still have time for children later. If you think like this, you open the path to sin and all kind of trouble. So, in order to start right, it is advisable to do so since the beginning and think about you position towards the holy fruits of marriage blessed by Church: children. They are the fruit of love, and avoiding children means not love but murder. Seeking pleasure, without its natural consequence is a sin and a fault, and is punished by the all-seeing Law.
(Translated from Arhimandrit Arsenie Boca, Tinerii, familia și copii născuți în lanțuri, Editura Credința strămoșească, 2005, p. 33)