Demographics is definitely having an impact upon the membership of the Church. An interesting little article in Time magazine:
Postponing marriage and family is a trend that has gained stream for quite some time. My question: what will the future impact be on American Mormon numbers since couples my age and younger will be having fewer children?
As my dad jokingly says when he’s chided on not showing up for a service project, “I’m still trying to follow Spencer W. Kimball’s counsel to have as many children as I can. This keeps me quite busy!” Has the emphasis really changed all that much? Is this merely one of the many side effects of post-modern American materialism? We are collectively richer than ever before in terms of basic necessities of life, yet we are just not having as many kids. A fascinating trend with quite a few implications for the future.