Posts Tagged ‘Ruth Institute’

The Ruth Institute is on a Mission.

October 30th, 2014 Comments off

hexagonStudy2The Ruth Institute has a Dream that every child be welcomed into a loving home with a married mother and father.

The Ruth Institute has a Vision: The Survivors of the Sexual Revolution change the narrative around sex, marriage, and family and create a cultural climate favorable to lifelong married love. The Survivors include, but are not limited to: Adult Children of Divorce; Successful, but Heartbroken Career Women; the Reluctantly Divorced; Donor Conceived Adult Children; Post-Abortive Women. The Survivors of the Sexual Revolution are resolute, courageous people, who reach out to offer help and healing to the younger generation.

The Ruth Institute has a Mission: We inspire the Survivors of the Sexual Revolution to recover from their negative experiences and to share their stories with the young.

Learn more about the Ruth Institute here.

What our students are accomplishing

May 17th, 2014 Comments off

A report from Dr. Morse, pictured at left, looking like a proud momma!

When I founded the Ruth Institute back in 2008, I had a dream. I wanted to see students building a climate favorable to marriage on their own campuses. I envisioned religiously serious students of all denominations founding clubs and speaking out. My speeches, writings, and radio programs, as well as the annual student leadership conference, It Takes a Family to Raise a Village (ITAF), were all vehicles for helping them.

Now, five years later, Ruth Institute students are doing exactly the sorts of things we hoped they would do. 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.


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…

Magnificat Talk with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D.

January 29th, 2014 Comments off
Magnificat Central San Diego presents Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. November 16, 2013
Hear Dr. Morse’s moving testimony by watching the video here:

Dr Morse’s Magnificat talk – Victims of the Sexual Revolution

January 29th, 2014 Comments off

In another post here, we provided the entire one-hour talk that Dr. Morse gave to the Magnificat group in San Diego. This is a five minute quick over view of her remarks.

Setting Things Right: Marriage Edition radio show

December 23rd, 2013 Comments off

Dr J, Jennifer Thieme, and Betsy Kerekes are guests on Immaculate Heart Radio’s Setting Things Right, where they discussed all things marriage as well as their recent publication, 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage with co-hosts Kent Peters, Linda Areola, and Deacon Jim Walsh. Click the POD icon here.

Catholic Stars of 2013: Dr. Jennifer Morse

December 21st, 2013 Comments off

by Sarah Reinhard

This article was first published at on December 18, 2013.

Dr. Jennifer Morse wears many hats, any one of which would keep most people’s hands completely full. She’s the founder and president of an institute to further marriage, a senior research fellow and an author. Her experience includes research and teaching for big-name universities. She’s written scholarly articles that have appeared in an exhaustive list of publications, and she’s undoubtedly an expert in her field. The goal of the Ruth Institute, according to its website, is “to promote lifelong married love to college students by creating an intellectual and social climate favorable to marriage.” Read more…

Make your marriage happier with 101 tips from the Ruth Institute

December 11th, 2013 Comments off

If you are looking for practical, concrete ways to improve your marriage, be sure to check out the newly released book, 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage: Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other (Ave Maria Press), by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse and Betsy Kerekes. Read more…

Bottum’s Up on Same Sex Marriage

August 28th, 2013 Comments off

By Jennifer Roback Morse

This article was first published at 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…

Petition to thank Father Sauppe

August 12th, 2013 Comments off

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…