I am pleased to see that the community of natural marriage defenders is taking notice of kids in gay households:
Dear Gay Community: Your Kids Are Hurting
Wonderful! But what if I told you that it’s only a start?
Consider this: kids in gay households are often there due to a prior divorce and later remarriage, or a prior divorce and later cohabitation. These structural issues are not being adequately addressed within the larger context of same-sex marriage, and this has created a logical gap in our arguments.
Filling this gap is our opportunity to reach the younger generation.
Largely, the younger generation favors same-sex marriage. But if we addressed the family structure problems first created by heterosexuals, this may help us persuade the younger generation:
- that we care about their family structure inequalities and the pain caused by them
- that gay marriage adds to the structural inequalities children face
- that we are being fair in our assessments–we’re targeting all adults who are the impetus of structural inequalities for children under their care.
Here is why I am hopeful about this line of thought. The author of the above post retracted her support of same-sex marriage because she realized something important: Read more…
by Francis Phillips
This article was first published at CatholicHerald.co.uk on February 26, 2015.
“101 Tips for a Happier Marriage” by Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes contains some sage advice
In his homily for St Valentine’s Day Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury spoke up in defence of marriage. Among other things he urged his listeners to “speak uninhibitedly of the good of marriage”, emphasising that “we need to rebuild a culture of the family founded on marriage…We need to take marriage seriously as a great social good, and recognise that children flourish best when they have the gift of a father and mother in their lives.” Read more…
Jennifer Roback Morse on the mess we’re in
by Susan E. Wills
This article was first posted on aleteia.org on February 23, 2015.
Jennifer Roback Morse, PhD is the founder of the Ruth Institute, an inter-faith organization that addresses the lies of the Sexual Revolution. She has authored or co-authored four books and spoken around the globe on marriage, family and human sexuality. In this interview with Aleteia, she talked about her newest book, “The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims,” and what the future may hold.
How did a nice economist like you transition to being a culture critic? Was there a defining moment or trigger event? Read more…
by JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE
This article was first published at National Catholic Register on January 14, 2015.
Actor Gary Sinise and Fox TV personality Brett Baier withdrew from their planned participation in a conference of Roman Catholic business leaders, under pressure from the Gay Lobby. You might think this is just another episode of the gay lobby intimidating people they don’t like. But there is more at stake here. This episode is part of the pattern that has allowed the Sexual Revolution to continue with minimal resistance. What’s at stake here is whether ordinary people are allowed to have their own version of their own life stories. Read more…
This article was first published January 26, 2015, at LifeSiteNews.com.
ORLANDO, FL, January 26, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Fox News political anchor Bret Baier says he pulled out of his speech at this week’s Legatus Summit, a gathering of Catholic business leaders, on the request of the channel’s leadership.
However, in an email from Baier published by Americans for Truth About Homosexuality, the mass-attending Catholic also criticized Legatus’ treatment of homosexuality in its materials. Read more…
by JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE
This article was first posted January 26, 2015, at National Catholic Register.
The recent news-cycle flap over Pope Francis and the bunnies has confused many people inside and outside of the Catholic Church.
Lots of people continue to be concerned that the Holy Father ought to be clearer in his manner of speaking. I would like to make something good out of this latest situation. Read more…
by JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE
This article was first published at National Catholic Register on February 13, 2015.
Do you want to come and see Fifty Shades of Grey with me? You know we really shouldn’t be going to see it. But what the heck. It is just a movie. It is perfectly okay. Since we pretty well know the “plot” will drag in a movie like this, here are a few things for us to think about.
1. We came to this movie because we expected to be sexually stimulated. Anything else, we tell ourselves, is self-deception. Read more…
by Betsy Kerekes
This article was first published at aleteia.org on February 15, 2015.
Anyone who tells you that kids won’t take a toll on romance in your marriage is a fool or someone desperate for grandkids. You do have to try harder to keep that courtship feeling alive when it seems that a needy little voice interrupts every kiss and cuddle. So on this day after Valentine’s Day, I offer ten tips for a happier and more romantic marriage for all our current and future “married with children” readers. Read more…
by Jennifer Johnson
This article was first published at Clash Daily on February 15, 2015.
Did you see this article in the Hollywood Reporter?
23 Hollywood Moms with Same Sperm Donor and One Crazy Vacation
It gives a glowing account of 23 Hollywood moms who have used the same sperm donor to conceive children. Given the growing acceptance of sperm donation, I think it’s time we talk about the archaic, polygamous family structure that sperm donation is resurrecting. First I will show what this ancient family structure looks like by drawing from a well known historical reference and creating a diagram of it. Then I will show how the “new” family structure resembles the old when both are rendered according to genetic ties. Then I will compare these with the monogamous natural family structure. Read more…
by Betsy Kerekes, Ruth Institute editor, co-author with Dr. Morse of 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage (Ave Maria Press 2013, Pauline Publications India 2014) and the blog Parentingisfunny.wordpress.com.
This article was first published at Mercatornet.com.
Marital satisfaction tends to take a dip once that first baby comes home from the hospital (or out of the bathtub, birthing center, etc.). This shouldn’t be surprising to anyone. Let’s face it, kids, particularly newborns, are difficult. Anyone who says otherwise is either lying, or a grandparent. But you can maintain a happy marriage despite the strains and difficulties on your new life as parents. Here are ten tips for a happier marriage—with children.
1. Remember that love is a decision, not a feeling.
It’s impossible to keep warm fuzzy feelings for your spouse constantly, especially when you have children taking up so much of your time and energy. Just remember that your relationship with your spouse comes first. Period. If you want the best for your children, and who doesn’t, the success of your marriage is paramount. A google search will render you a dozen different studies all saying the same things about the negative effects of a broken marriage on children. If you want your kids to be happy, keep your spouse happy. Be happy together.
2. Don’t let Robin rule the roost. Read more…