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.
I’ve learned a ton about marriage and economics by listening to Jennifer Roback Morse. 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. It’s useful stuff for young people to know – it’s never a bad idea to think deeply about marriage as an enterprise, and to understand the challenges to marriage.