Family

A Letter to My Birthmother

A Letter to My Birthmother

 “I am writing this letter to thank and encourage all the birthmothers who may read it. … You made the right choice, and I thank God ...
El Catecismo Menor Sobre la Vida Humana

El Catecismo Menor Sobre la Vida Humana

El Catecismo Menor Sobre la Vida Humana
Be Fruitful and Multiply by Lucas Woodford

Be Fruitful and Multiply by Lucas Woodford

God’s first command to humanity is, “Be fruitful and multiply” (Gen. 1:28). It’s a command not only to reproduce children but to reproduce families.
Be Fruitful and Multiply by William M. Cwirla

Be Fruitful and Multiply by William M. Cwirla

While all creatures are driven by the creative impulse to “be fruitful and multiply,” man uniquely does this within a narrow context of intimacy, commitment, covenant, and community.
Resolution 6-10: Guidance On Contraceptive Methods

Resolution 6-10: Guidance On Contraceptive Methods

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Sanctity of Human Life Committee offers this document in response to Resolution 6-10 placed before the Synod’s 2004 convention.
The Child As a Gift of God

The Child As a Gift of God

Commended by the 2019 LCMS convention, this paper examines the many subtle ways that American culture rejects life as a fundamental gift of God and instead sees “having a baby” as a human accomplishment.
Overpopulation: A Deadly Disease?

Overpopulation: A Deadly Disease?

The overall growth rate of the world’s population is decreasing, yet many believe that overpopulation is a problem. The Lord God gave man and wife the gift of fertility and charged them with the duty to multiply, reaffirming His blessing and command after the flood.
Your Family Vocation

Your Family Vocation

Every Christian — indeed, every human being — has been called by God into a family. Our very existence came about by our parents. Martin Luther said, “God has given this walk of life, fatherhood and motherhood, a special position of honor, higher than that of any other walk of life under it.”