Here is a video of Dr. Morse giving a talk at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota on October 1, 2013. Watch and enjoy.
Fans of Dr. Jennifer Morse’s original 2004 booklet, “101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: You Can Improve Your Marriage Even if Your Spouse Doesn’t Change a Bit,” will be especially pleased by this revamped version, now in book form.
What’s the difference?
In addition to Dr. J’s original helpful tips are the “practical applications” that Ruth Institute newsletter subscribers would have seen over the years, written by newsletter editor, Betsy Kerekes.
The end result is: “This is what to do. And this is how to do it.”
Here is what some reviewers have said: Read more…
November 7th, 2013 http://www.thepublicdiscourse.
The case of a Belgian woman who committed physician-assisted suicide after a sex-change operation reveals that we must not only look more closely at the causes of gender dysphoria, we must also offer all people the love that they so deeply need. Read more…
from The Christian Institute. An interview, including of Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
This article was originally published October 15th, 2013, at charismanews.com.
Children in California will be able to legally have three parents under a new law that critics have branded a “Trojan horse for the same-sex marriage agenda.”
The new legislation is designed to cover situations in which same-sex couples have a child with an opposite-sex biological parent. Read more…
by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
This article was originally published August16th, 2013, at ethikapolitika.org.
Have you ever seen a dog race up to the boundary of a yard, and abruptly stop? It looks very odd, until you realize that the dog is wearing a fancy collar. There is an invisible electric “fence” embedded in the yard. The dog has been shocked so often that it stops before actually touching the invisible fence line. Read more…
Loneliness and True Love: Healing the 21st Century Family
A talk by
Dr Jennifer Roback Morse
Founder and President,
the Ruth Institute
University of St Thomas
October 1, 2013
The Sexual Revolution promised equality, freedom and fun. I am here today to challenge this widespread belief. Let me put it bluntly. The generations before you, my generation, the Baby Boom Generation, to be specific, has left you a mess. Some of us created it directly. Others are indirectly complicit in standing idly by. Read more…
Author of ‘Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village’ discusses importance of family in modern society
by Hayley Lindly
This article was originally published February 18, 2013, at iowastatedaily.com.
Jennifer Roback Morse, founder and president of the Ruth Institute, discussed the importance of traditional marriage and parenting on Feb. 18 in the Sun Room of the Memorial Union.
Morse started her support of traditional marriage and parenthood when she and her husband experienced trouble conceiving a child. Read more…
This article was first published at Christianpost.com on August 28, 2013.
The blogosphere has been all abuzz with reactions to Catholic intellectual Joseph Bottum’s recent meandering piece on same sex marriage. The Sexual Revolutionaries consider Bottum’s support of redefining marriage a coup, while supporters of natural marriage are naturally disappointed. But I think this article provides important clues to the way the Sexual Revolution has proceeded and succeeded. And far from persuading me to change my views, Mr. Bottum has convinced me more than ever that natural marriage is the right side of history. Read more…
Father Timothy Sauppe wrote a moving and courageous article about the pain of closing, and then razing, the Catholic school in his parish in Peoria. In one of the pre-closure brain-storming sessions the teachers asked what to do to get more students. He replied, “Well, I know what to do, but it takes seven years.”
Fr. Sauppe connects the dots between fertility decline, contraception, and closing schools. He says, “To defend the Church’s teaching against contraception and sterilization is like going back to ancient Rome and warning them about the dangers of indoor lead plumbing. No matter what you would say, their only response back would come in various levels of volume, ‘But it’s indoor plumbing!’ In other words, no matter the real threat to one’s physical health from contraception and sterilization, the immediate perceived benefits outweigh the moral and physical downside.” Read more…