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Jennifer Roback Morse

Jennifer Roback Morse PhD is the founder and President of the Ruth Institute. Dr Morse brings a unique voice to discussions of love, marriage, sexuality and the family.

A committed career woman before having children, she earned a doctorate in economics, and spent 15 years teaching at Yale University and George Mason University. In 1991, she and her husband adopted a two-year-old Romanian boy, and gave birth to a baby girl. She left her full-time university teaching post in 1996 to move with her family to California. She was a Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, and at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty.

Until August 2006, Dr Morse and her husband were foster parents for San Diego County. In the summer of 2008, Dr Morse founded the Ruth Institute, a non-profit educational organization dedicated to bringing hope and encouragement for life-long married love.

From friends of the Court: Does marriage have a public purpose?
22 Apr 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
A terrific explanation of how marriage attaches a man and a woman to their children.

The ambiguous legacy of The Pill
3 Dec 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: contraception, pill, sexual revolution
Contraceptives didn’t solve all of women’s problems. In fact, they created whole series of new ones.

Tough love is still love
19 Nov 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, compassion, marriage, orthodoxy
Is it possible for the Catholic Church to be both orthodox and compassionate?

Euthanizing the unhappy: the urgent need for love
21 Nov 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, gender identity disorder
It was not medicine that Nancy Verhelst needed - least of all a fatal injection.

Gay marriage an economic boost?
29 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, same-sex marriage
An American think-tank claims that same-sex marriage is a windfall for local economies. This is based on badly flawed assumptions, says an economist.

What to Expect When No One’s Expecting
19 Mar 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, demography
At last, a book on demography that talks about its relation to sexual culture.

“We will never surrender”
22 Jan 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: definition of marriage, Rhode Island, same-sex marriage
A marriage advocate offers a state legislature about to redefine marriage some advice and predictions.

Three vignettes about Christmas and the Demographic Winter
tags: Christmas, demographic winter, loneliness
We Baby Boomers rationalized having fewer kids by saying we were Saving the Earth. As luck would have it, our ecological religion of smaller families allowed us higher incomes and consumption than we could have had any other way. But we didn’t think through the human reality of that trade-off. Smaller families, more adults living with roommates instead of with families, more loneliness.

Chick-Fil-A and the one day that changed the world
14 Aug 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: 2012 elections, Chick-fil-A, same-sex marriage
Fast food activism at its best: the groundswell of support for traditional marriage will embolden people to stand up to bullying by the Thought Police.

Parenthood is not just a private project
23 Apr 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: marriage, parenthood, rights of the child
The state’s role in marriage is essential to protect the rights of children against the mere wilfulness of adults.

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