An article in today’s Meridian Magazine provides a fascinating analysis of the relationship between a nation’s demographics and its economic stability and prosperity.

Among other things, Larry L. Eastland asserts that, “When a nation becomes so preoccupied with its own material pleasure, ease and leisure and turns its back on creating a family with children – and all of the responsibilities that come with it — it is only a matter of time until that nation’s economy collapses without recourse. The real crisis, therefore, is far more personal: the loss of faith in the family as the most important institution in society.”

Read his insightful and provocative essay, Postponing the Inevitable, here: http://www.ldsmag.com/ideas/100512inevitable.html.