New talks on marrriage by Jennifer Roback Morse and Maggie Gallagher

I listened to these several times each, and they are really good. Even better than the ones I posted earlier. If you only have time for one and you’re new, listen to the Dr. Morse lecture. If you have time for both or you’ve heard Dr. Morse before, listen to the Maggie Gallagher lecture.

Cloning her would solve the marriage problem
She can teach you to defend marriage

Jennifer Roback Morse

First, this is Dr. Morse’s well-known lecture on “The Institute Formerly Known As Marriage”. She takes a look at the decline of marriage using her skills as an economist. She talks about the importance of a mother being present during the first 18 months of the child’s development, and the purpose of marriage.

The MP3 file is here.

Topics covered include children’s needs, no-fault divorce, single motherhood and same-sex marriage.

Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher

Second, here is a very Catholic talk given by Maggie Gallagher. But Maggie is one of the best known voices defending marriage and you can even learn a little bit about her background here – she had an out of wedlock child and saw firsthand the effects of having no father in the home on her son.

The MP3 file is here.

Topics covered include children’s needs, single motherhood, same-sex marriage and the marriage movement.

3 thoughts on “New talks on marrriage by Jennifer Roback Morse and Maggie Gallagher”

  1. WK, you might be interested to know about developments in British politics. I think you already know that the new coalition now includes many people who are anti-traditional marriage, from both Lib Dems as well as more liberally minded ministers from the Conservative party (though the recently ousted Labour party is just as bad if not worst).

    One of the major champions of marriage in the new cabinet, though, is Theresa May. She was appointed Home Secretary as well as Minister for Equality. A petition was set up on facebook to get her sacked from her equalities job as she has voted against things like Gay Adoption. Because of this kind of pressure, one of the only champions of marriage in the cabinet has said she has “changed her mind”, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/8696102.stm

    Another huge blow for supporters of traditional marriage. Thought you might like to know.

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