I am sure you will all LOVE this lecture delivered by Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse at Houston Baptist University. (60 minutes, start listening at 11:15 though!)
- what is the purpose of marriage in society?
- do children really need a mother and a father?
- is each child entitled to a relationship with their 2 bio-parents?
- how is the purpose of marriage being re-defined today?
- how does same-sex marriage redefine traditional marriage?
- should the state be able to determine who counts as a parent?
- are mothers and fathers interchangeable?
- how did no-fault divorce redefine marriage?
- does the government provide an incentive to divorce?
- are men interchangeable with women?
- where did feminism come from? how did it start?
- how does the Marxist worldview view marriage and family?
- who do feminists believe should be raising the children?
- how Christianity conflicts with Utopian views
- what can a Christian university do to turn the tide?
This is a fun lecture to watch, because she’s very articulate, informed, and passionate. She’s an excellent speaker, because she taught economics at Yale University and George Mason University. You can’t help but follow what she’s saying because she keeps your attention. I am also a huge fan of women who are concerned about threats to the marriage, fathers and children. I like when women put marriage first. I like it when women think that fathers are important. I like it when women want to protect children. She’s very funny in this video, as well.
I’ve learned a ton about marriage and economics by listening to Jennifer Roback Morse. I thought she was kind of slacking off lately, but this video more than makes up for it. I like to complain a lot about women today not thinking much about love, marriage and parenting. But Dr. J knows everything about those topics. Everything! I remember chastising her once by e-mail that she had never taken clear sides on no-fault divorce and she MAILED ME a hardcover book of essays where she wrote an essay on that very topic! Naturally she took the pro-marriage, pro-father, pro-children side.