The only nations left with positive birth rates are found in Africa, along with Saudi Arabia, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines, just in case you want to know which nations will dominate the world in 2100 AD. Are empty cribs related to empty pews? The dying of faith seems to have some link to the dying of family. We take a moment to talk about only child families, the prevalence of which has doubled since 1976. The encouragement is to be thankful for the children that God gives to us. How do we view each other in the church where families are blessed with varying numbers of children?
Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.