Thu, 24 February 2022
Originally aired August 17, 2021
Republished (with permission) February 24, 2022
In today’s episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we tune in to Dr. Morse’s interview with Ladies of Another View on BEK Tv.
Dr. Morse makes a keen observation in today’s episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast.
She observes that New York law makers and city officials consider going house to house to forcibly coerce COVID vaccinations. Yet, California decriminalizes knowingly spreading HIV/AIDS in sexual encounters.
You can’t take a risk of contracting or spreading COVID by remaining unvaccinated. However, you can be lied to by a sexual partner, contract an incurable disease, and denied justice in prosecuting the perpetrator.
Why? Because no health risks are allowed…. unless they are risks to your sexual health.
America is quickly becoming no longer a government of the constitution but a government of agencies. Congress passes off law-making power to agencies, which are non-elected and unaccountable, while congress sits back and does nothing.
Also, Dr. Morse describes her book, The Sexual State, and offers some advice on staying sane in this crazy world.
Direct download: Dr._Jennifer_Morse_on_Ladies_of_Another_View_-_Aug_17_2021.mp3
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Fri, 11 February 2022
Air Date: Feb 10, 2021
Published: Feb. 11, 2022
In this episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we listen to Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse who is interviewed by Erin Kunkle and Sarah Stonestreet on their show, the Strong Women Podcast sponsored by the Colson Center.
Dr. Morse explains her upbringing, family history, and what the Ruth Institute is and its mission in the fight against the Sexual Revolution.
She describes being the mother of two – one biological, the other by adoption – and having the ability to conduct informal controlled experiments because of this difference. She talks of developmental milestones, such as playing peek-a-boo, that were experienced differently between her two children.
All of these interactions taught her firmly that children need their parents.
Dr. Morse explains that if a child misses a developmental window, it is a lot of work to go back later and try to fix. A child only has one year to be one year old; only one year to be two years old, etc. Her adopted son missed a lot of developmental interactions in his first two years of life and Dr. Morse tells of some of the things she and her husband did to make up for it.
In addition, Dr. Morse comments on the secular culture today that has hollowed out the meaning of important Christian words like equality, freedom, and love, and has replaced them with new meanings. For instance, when St. Paul speaks of freedom he means the ‘ability to do what one ought’.
But by far, the most misunderstood word today is love. Far from being a mere feeling that one experiences with someone they like, Dr. Morse teaches that love, as conceived by great minds like St. Thomas Aquinas, is the pursuit of a greater good for the other, which points away from feelings to a concrete objective decision. It is in the will and not the fleeting emotions.
And love is very important for the family. Children need their parents to learn what love is.
Dr. Morse shares some wise words on St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, and posits that women are the nurturers of life, and nurturing can take on many forms. She demonstrates this premise by sharing that she loves to cook for others and see them enjoy the food she makes. This does not necessarily entail raising a child, although mothers often cook for their children, but shows the beauty of womanhood and its many various forms of nurturing everyone.
Finally, Dr. Morse shares what she considers a profound truth: doing God’s will is what makes us happy. She explains that this is in direct contradiction to the ideologue’s ideas of equality. How? Listen to find out.
Listen to original, un-cut version here: Ep. 32, Do Families Matter?
Direct download: Children_Need_Their_Parents_-_Dr._Jennifer_Morse_on_Strong_Women_Podcast.mp3
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Thu, 10 February 2022
In this episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we tune in to Sacred Heart Radio’s show, Driving Home the Faith with Fr. Rob Jack. Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse discusses China’s One Child Policy and the bleak demographic winter that looms in the future. Dr. Morse relates that perhaps it is absolute power wielded by a few which has corrupted the government of China. “They get off on bossing people around and we have to account for that in the human condition, that some governmental policies are driven by corrupt persons who want to exercise their might.” [paraphrase]
The age old maxim comes to mind: absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Dr. Morse adds that China fell for the overpopulation myth, hook, line, and sinker, with its own citizens turning on each other and reporting on non-conforming neighbors.
China assembled somewhere around one million persons into the birth control police, conveniently named, Family Planning Police. This was the largest, non-military police force in the world at the time. [1980s]
Many economists and businesses thought that opening trade with China would make them want to be free like us. Capitalism was the great hope for them. But instead of liberalizing because we dealt with them, they stole all our technology.
Dr. Morse emphatically stated: “The government has no right issuing birth limits on the citizen.”
She comments that very few Western, non-religious, NGOs (non-governmental organization) said anything against the One Child Policy when it was implemented. It seemed only religious people, mostly Catholic, would acknowledge that it is intrinsically wrong for the government to decide family sizes.
Now China is encouraging women to have children. They are beginning to see what looks to be a devastating future.
And especially the future looks bleak for the women of China, who are outnumbered significantly by their male counterparts. This is because the overwhelming demand under the policy was for sons.
“[This devastating One Child Policy] increased the demand for women; it did not in fact increase the wellbeing of women – it increased the wellbeing of men who control the women.” – Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
Direct download: Dr._Jennifer_Roback_Morse_-_Driving_Home_the_Faith_with_Fr._Rob_Jack_Feb10_2022.mp3
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Wed, 9 February 2022
In this episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we find Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse on the Capital Record Podcast published by National Review. She is interviewed by David Bahnsen.
Dr. Morse tells her journey from an economist to a defender of the family, becoming a mother herself of two children.
Dr. Morse describes what she learned early on as a mother: children need a relationship with their parents in order to build a conscience and be able to socialize properly with the outside world.
And this has major effects on the economy. The people that keep contracts and promises and who are honest in the economy must come from somewhere – the family. A child without love cannot do even the most basic things in society.
Is free enterprise and the family mutually exclusive? Are they really unrelated?
Dr. Morse invites the listeners to consider that the family reproduces itself whereas the Sexual Revolution is sterile.
She highlights that the Sexual Revolution is a war against nature. The fact that men and women are different is natural. The reality that children depend upon their own parents is an unavoidable truth. To sustain itself against nature, the Sexual Revolution requires force and therefore is totalitarian.
The pioneers of the sexual revolution, persons like Wilhelm Reich and Alfred Kinsey, thought that all sexual taboos were harmful. Fast forward today, and now we see that almost all sexual taboos that put healthy distance between men, women, and scandalous actions have been removed.
“A lot of the brokenness and families failing to perform, a lot of that has to be laid at the doorstep of Roe v. Wade. That is the accelerator…. [There is this] article that George Akerlof and Janet Yellen did… that was analyzing the fact that the advent of modern contraception and abortion actually is correlated with more out of wedlock pregnancy.” – Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
“Traditional Christian Sexual Ethics created equality because it said, ‘For every child: his or her own father and his or her own mother. For every man: one and only one wife. For every woman: one and only one husband. And for life. That created stability. That created equality.’”
To hear the full, un-cut episode, see here: https://www.nationalreview.com/podcasts/capital-record/episode-51-the-anti-stimulative-impact-of-the-sexual-revolution/
Direct download: Jennifer_Morse_with_David_Bahnsen_on_Capital_Record_-_The_Anti-Stimulative_Impact_of_the_Sexual_Revolution.mp3
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Wed, 2 February 2022
In this episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we find ourselves tuning in to the World Prayer Network, run by Pastor Jim Garlow. Dr. Morse speaks on the vision and mission of the Ruth Institute.
Dr. Morse explains: the vision of the Ruth Institute is that every child be welcomed into life in a loving home with his or her own father and mother married to each other excepting for an unavoidable tragedy.
And she adds that the mission of the Ruth Institute is to equip Christians to defend traditional Christian sexual ethics by providing sound sociological and scientific information, expertise, carefully reasoned arguments, as well as compelling stories from witnesses and survivors.
She invites everyone to check out the two talks she gave in Wichita, Kansas at the Eighth Day Symposium.
Dr. Morse then begins an abbreviated version of those two talks. For the full talks, see here: https://ruthinstitute.org/podcasts/dr-morse-speaks-on-combatting-sexual-revolution-at-eighth-day-symposium/
Among other things, Dr. Morse plainly states that if you start with the premise that children have a right to a relationship with both of their parents and reason backwards, you are going to end up with traditional Christian sexual ethics. This makes divorce and remarriage an abuse against a child’s rights, excepting of course in grave, unavoidable tragedies. The lifelong cooperation of parents is needed for children to thrive.
She gives three, tangible things that all of us can do to help defend the family:
There are so many enlightening and inspiring words that Dr. Morse shares in this episode, that you will want to listen for yourself!
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To hear the full conversation at World Prayer Network: https://worldprayernetwork.org/prayer/wpn-prayer-call-105/
Direct download: World_Prayer_Network_-_Jennifer_Roback_Morse_-_Biblical_Understanding_of_Sexuality_Feb_2_2022.mp3
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