Yes, the secular experts can’t figure out why fewer teens are sexually active. You'll be glad to
know that I'm not the slightest bit stumped. In this week’s article, I'm quoted on this new
report from the Centers for Disease Control: “A lot of them are watching the adults around
them and concluding that sex without limits is not making people happy, [particularly] those
whose parents have multiple marriages and divorces.” Valerie Huber is also quoted in the article.
Valerie is a long-time advocate of abstinence education and my good friend.The article also
quotes an up and coming Young Turk of pro-life scholarship, Dr. Rebecca Oas of C-FAM.
I'm proud to say that I've introduced these fine allies to more than one reporter! Your support
of the Ruth Institute supports this kind of networking, along with everything else we do!
We want you to be part of our Christ-like social movement to end the injustice and heartbreak of the Sexual Revolution and family breakdown.
Our strategy is to give voice to the millions of people who have been harmed by NOT following the
Ancient Teachings of Christianity. Our Fathers in Faith have always interpreted “Thou shalt
not commit adultery” to include a prohibition on sex outside of marriage. Thankfully, many
young people are getting this message.
Our plan has two steps:
- 1. Offer people help for healing from family breakdown.
- 2. Encourage people to reach out to others, to offer them hope and healing in turn.
We have two new exciting things coming up, directed toward implementing this program.
First, we'll hold another Healing Family Breakdown Half-Day Retreat in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The first one in October was so popular, the chaplain at the Catholic
Student Center at McNeese University decided to hold one at the Newman Center. Not to worry:
it is open to the public.
Get more information here.
And be sure to tell your friends, especially if they live in Louisiana or Houston.
Second, Jennifer Johnson, our Associate Director, has produced a new Special Report on Marriage
and Equality. If you've wondered how to defend natural marriage against those who insist on
“marriage equality,” Jennifer’s Report will be a great tool for you. We expect it to be available
this time next week. Stay tuned!
And finally, if you live in Southern California, please consider attending the San Diego Walk for Life.
The Ruth Institute will be there. We have been at every San Diego Walk for Life since it was
founded in 2013. Please come to the Ruth booth and say hello! Roman Catholic Bishop Robert McElroy will be speaking.
Please come and support this great pro-life event.
Get involved. Stay involved. If not you, then who? If not now, then when?
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
PS: If this newsletter is helpful to you, please forward it to your friends. Invite them to
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Teen S*xual Activity Decreases: Secular Experts Stumped!
Think Millennials are the most sexually active generation in history? Think again, say the authors
of a new study released on Monday.
The number of young adults born in the 1990s who report they are not having sex is more than twice
as high as it was for the Baby Boomer generation, a sign they have learned from the fallout
of the sexual revolution, experts tell LifeSiteNews.
The study found that 15 percent of Millenials aged 20-24 said they had not had sex since age 18,
more than those born in the late 1960s (six percent), 1970s (11 percent) or 1980s (12 percent).
That is lower than their fellow Millennials born in the previous decade.
Nearly every family in America has been affected by Family Breakdown. You are not alone.
* Are you tired of the drama, insecurity and lovelessness, and wonder how you can feel better?
* Are you heartbroken and wonder what you can do to help your family, including your kids or
* Do you wonder how we got into such a mess and how we can recover?
Come to the Ruth Institute's "Healing Family Breakdown" Half-Day Retreat and regain hope! Put into practice the practical family-building virtues of mercy, empathy,
February 4: Healing Family Breakdown Half-day Retreat,
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Lake Charles, LA
February 25: Betsy Kerekes at the Family Institute of Washington's "Parenting with Purpose" conference, Bethesda, MD. Register here.
April 22: Catholic Women's Conference,
Kansas City, MO
Can't make it these nights? Bring Dr. Morse to your event while she's in the area. Reply to
this email to inquire.