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.



Unnatural Selection
6 Feb 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, sex selective abortion
A book by a pro-choice feminist faces up to an unintended consequence of the West's fertility war.


No standing: what marriage radicals really think of “the people”
16 Sep 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: law, Proposition 8, same-sex marriage
Is it same-sex marriage rights they want, or a revolution in the American legal system?


Fathers need recognition as husbands, too
22 Jun 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fatherhood, marriage
In the wake of Father's Day there is a great article on the Ruth Institute blog about honouring husbands. Jennifer Roback Morse talks about the importance for children of seeing their parents honour each other...


The essential public purpose of marriage
2 Jun 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: children's rights, parenting, same-sex marriage
To understand this purpose we must ask: What is owed to the child?


Calling all Millennials: “Be part of the marriage solution”
22 Jan 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: marriage, Millennials, Reel Love Challenge
An open letter to emerging adults, worldwide, from Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse and the Ruth Institute.


Sex, lies and videotape
11 Oct 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage, sexual revolution
Sex is no big deal? After the recent suicide of an American college student, how can anyone honestly say that?


Red Families v. Blue Families
2 Sep 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: blue states, family, red states
Two academics stoke the culture wars by claiming that blue states have the correct recipe for making families.


Prop 8 judge displays ignorance of marriage
7 Aug 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Proposition 8, same-sex marriage, U S Constitution
Dr Jennifer Roback Morse, Foundress and President of the Ruth Institute, laments the overturn of Proposition 8 by Judge Vaughn Walker, who is widely reported to be g*y.


The dangerous Olsen and Boies precedent
9 Jan 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: California, Proposition 8, same-sex marriage
Two high-profile lawyers are challenging California's constitutional ban on gay marriage.


Spin cycle: the lesbian parenting story that wasn’t
23 Nov 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: media, same-sex parenting
How an event about building character in children became headline advocacy for gays.


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