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Notre Dame Students Petition University to Make Clear Stand for True Definition of Marriage

April 8th, 2014 Comments off
This article was first published April 7, 2014, at cardinalnewmansociety.org.

A number of students at the University of Notre Dame have formed a group seeking to refocus the national debate on marriage back to children and are petitioning the University’s administration to take a “strong stand in support of the true definition of marriage,” according to the Irish Rover. Read more…

Why the ‘Son of God’ Movie Does Not Deserve Our Support

March 28th, 2014 Comments off

by Jennifer Roback Morse

This article was first published March 11, 2014, at ChristianPost.com.

Despite its box office success, the Son of God movie isn’t very good. Despite its widespread endorsement by Christian leaders, it is not faithful to the Scriptures. Watching this film reminded me of my dealings with seriously disturbed children. Read more…

College Athletics and the Common Good

March 20th, 2014 Comments off

by Anthony Esolen, Professor of English at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, and the author of Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child and Ironies of Faith. He is also a Ruth Institute Circle of Experts Member.

This article was first published February 7, 2014, at ThePublicDiscourse.com.

If we looked at actual young men and women, and not abstractions, we might begin to think of other things besides the ratio of members of each sex participating in this or that activity. We might think about love. Read more…

Married to the State

March 7th, 2014 Comments off

by Sarah Jean Seman

This article was first published February 3, 2014, at Townhall.com.

Marriage is a little bit terrifying.

Just think about it. It joins two individuals with their own sets of aspirations, habits, quirks, fiscal responsibilities, and families in a binding contract…‘til death do you part. Read more…

SHOCK: Former Ivy League Prof Exposes Sexual Revolution’s Destruction, Deceit

February 27th, 2014 Comments off

by Jennifer Kabbany

This article was first published February 24, 2014 at thecollegefix.com.

CARLSBAD – For decades, the Sexual Revolution has promoted the guilt-free, do-whatever-feels-right culture, telling men and women to put their desires above all else – children, marriage vows, Godly principles and the like.

The social movement has left a devastating path of destruction in the form of broken hearts, broken families and broken lives. Read more…

American Bans on Same-Sex Marriage Do Not Exist

February 21st, 2014 Comments off
By | February 20, 2014 at EthikaPolitika.org.

In my home state of Indiana, legislators are currently debating a potential amendment to the state constitution.

Section 2 of the House Joint Resolution No. 3 (formerly HJR-6) suggested (but no longer fully suggests, as the second sentence was voted down by the House earlier this 2014) amending Article 1, Section 38 of Indiana’s Constitution to read as follows: Read more…

101 Tips for a Happier Marriage Book Review

February 16th, 2014 Comments off

101 tips for a happier marriage book imageby Erika Marie

I recently received and read 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other by Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes of The Ruth Institute.

I have to say that I am very impressed and 101 Tips may be one of the best books for Marriage I’ve read thus far because of its simple and practical wisdom for married couples. I think every married and engaged to be married couple should read this. This is why I’ve teamed up with co-author Betsy Kerekes to offer you a chance at a FREE copy of her book on my Simplemama blog! Head on over there after you are done reading the rest of the review and be sure to tell your friends (and their spouses) about it as well. Read more…

Population control ideology stands in stark contrast to the reality of a withering Russia

February 14th, 2014 Comments off

By Anne Morse

This article was first published February 6, 2014 at pop.org.

Reports of terrorist threats, human rights abuses, and general economic incompetency have already marred the opening of the 2014 winter Olympics. These failings in Russia represent the face of the greatest myth propagated this past half-century: that low-fertility creates a successful society.  Read more…

Kansas Sperm Donor Ordered to Pay Child Support

February 8th, 2014 Comments off

by Jennifer Thieme, Ruth Institute Director of Finance and Advancement

This article was first published January 25, 2014 at Ricochet.com.

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A Kansas court ruled that a parent cannot contract away his parental responsibilities in sperm donation, unless a doctor does the procedure. If the doctor does it, the sperm donor will never be considered the father from a legal point of view. That’s the way the law works in Kansas in sperm donation. The court also said this:  Read more…

Jennifer Roback Morse: ‘Remember the Victims of the Sexual Revolution’

February 4th, 2014 Comments off

The marriage expert is working to help individuals and families heal from the ill effects caused by today’s sexually permissive culture.

by SUE ELLEN BROWDER

The Ruth Institute, which has focused primarily on defending marriage to college students, has changed its mission and now hopes to create a mass social movement to counteract the ill effects of the sexual revolution, such as the breakdown of family life, including cohabitation, divorce and unwed pregnancies. Read more…