"Our LCMS birth rate mirrors that of the broader population of the U.S., which is at an all-time low. So, how do we best encourage our young people to treasure marriage and have children? How do we make the point in a freeing Gospel-oriented way? How do we encourage those capable of having more children to do so? How do we take concrete action in our congregations to care for children and encourage the adoption option? "Be fruitful and multiply" (Gen. 1:28). It can be a God-pleasing act to have a large, loving, orthodox Lutheran family, and those who are able should not be diverted from this by any self-imposed "green" limit of 2.1 children per couple."
Lutheran Witness: "Be Fruitful and Multiply"
In his monthly Lutheran Witness article, President Harrison writes: