Dads Must Now Navigate a Complex Landscape of Moral Hazards and Threats to Their Children

By The Ruth Institute Published on June 24, 2022

“Fathers understand the importance of meeting their family’s physical needs, but what about challenges to the moral survival of their children?” asked Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., President of the Ruth Institute.

“Being a father today is full of hazards our own fathers couldn’t even imagine,” Morse said. “The social landscape is full of traps, courtesy of the Sexual Revolution.”

  • What will you do if your precious daughter comes home from school and tells you: “Dad, I’m really a boy trapped in a girl’s body. I want to be myself and get rid of my breasts”?
  • What if your son says, “Dad, I’m gay. I want to move to Los Angeles or San Francisco to explore my sexuality”?
  • What happens when your adult daughter asks: “Dad, Mom, can you take care of my kids for a while? I’m going to stay with my new boyfriend. He’s the one. Really. This time it’s going to work.”
  • What if your son announces: “My wife and I have grown apart. We’re always fighting. For the sake of the kids, we’re getting divorced.”

“These are encounters every father dreads. And they’re happening with increasing frequency, regardless of family background. Raising your children as good Christians isn’t an insurance policy any more.”

The answers to these moral questions can be found at the Ruth Institute’s Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution June 24-25, in Lake Charles, LA.

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Virtual passes to watch the Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution and participate on-line are available here.

“With the anticipated decision overturning Roe v. Wade, this week will be a milestone for the pro-life/pro-family movement,” said Morse. “It took 49 years and the work of millions of activists to get us here. But it’s only a start.”

“The other side promises a ‘summer of rage.’ We’ll have a summer of education and activism, starting with the Summit.”

Speakers include:

  • Kristan Hawkins — President of Students for Life of America on “What to Expect in a Post-Roe World”
  • Quentin Van Meter — President of the American College of Pediatricians on “The Medical Costs of the Sexual Revolution”
  • Walt Heyer — Formerly “Laura” on “Don’t Let Them Kid You: Change is Possible”
  • Stephen Baskerville — Professor of Political Studies at the Collegium Intermarium in Warsaw, Poland, on “The Divorce Ideology”
  • Katrina Zeno — Expert on John Paul II’s Theology of the Body on “The Gender Ideology”
  • Erin Brewer and Maria Keffler — Co-founders of Advocates Protecting Children on “The Trans Ideology”
  • Don Feder — Ruth Inst. Communications Director on “Demographic Winter and the Future of Family and Freedom”
  • Dan and Bethany Meola — Co-founders of Life Giving Wounds on “Healing Adult Children of Divorce”

Defend Your Values Like a Pro

Morse will present “Defending Your Values like a Pro: a 15-Minute Defense of Traditional Christian Sexual Ethics.” Summit participants will receive this speech, along with a slideshow, FAQs, and more resources on a thumb drive to take home and be utilized within their sphere of influence.

“The Sexual Revolution is the greatest threat to civilization in our lifetime,” Morse said. “To fight it, we need knowledge and training. That’s what we’ll provide at the Summit for Survivors of the Sexual Revolution. Our speakers aren’t armchair theorists, but strategic thinkers, leaders, activists and scholars who’ve been in the thick of the battle for years.”

For instance:

“I’m fighting transgender ideology because I care about kids with gender confusion. As a former trans-identified child, I know how difficult gender dysphoria is. I also know there is no such thing as a child born in the wrong body.” Erin Brewer – Co-Founder, Advocates Protecting Children

“When you stand up for what’s right, you’re going to make enemies—enemies who will stop at nothing to discredit or silence you. But that’s also when the blessings begin to flow.” Eric ScheidlerExecutive Director, Pro-Life Action League

“Modern ideologies wish away family life and all of the good associated with it. They wish away children. They wish away genuine community. But worst of all, they wish away the human experience of love. Family advocates should take the high road and emphasize precisely how modern ideologies threaten the greatest of all goods.” Scott Yenor – Professor of Political Science, Boise State University

“I was a seventh grader when I first heard [pro-life pioneer] Dr. John C. Willke speak. What an honor it was to work and travel with him decades later!” Rev. Arnold M. Culbreath – National Director of Ministry Engagement, Douglass Leadership Institute

“Transgenderism is pure folklore. No one has ever biologically changed genders.” Walt Heyer – Author and Founder, Sex Change Regret

“The Sexual Revolution is a cultural pandemic that has infected us with the false promise of pleasure without responsibility, leaving millions of men and women used, abandoned, aborted, divorced, alone, partnerless, fatherless, and childless. At the Summit, we’re going to identify and count the victims as a first step toward recovery and healing.” Fr. Paul Sullins – Senior Research Associate, Ruth Institute

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“A contraceptive act turns what should reflect the good of spousal love into an anti-love, anti-life act. The marital union is a unique collaboration with God. Within God’s creation, sex and procreation are inextricably connected.” Fr. Shenan Boquet – President, Human Life International

“Adult children of divorce often feel as if their pain doesn’t ‘count’. But divorce causes deep, long-lasting wounds for children, and they deserve attention and support as they seek to heal.” Dr. Daniel and Bethany Meola – Co-Founders, Life-Giving Wounds

“This will be a truly historic event,” Morse said. “The Sexual Counter-Revolution begins June 24-25 in Lake Charles, LA.”

View the full Summit schedule. Register for a Virtual Pass.

Heartbeat International Expands Efforts to Rescue Lives

The latest Dr. J Show guest is Jor-El Godsey, President of Heartbeat International, the largest network of life-affirming pregnancy help outreach efforts in the world, in more than 80 countries.

“Women feel trapped into having an abortion,” Godsey says. “It’s not really a choice that they’re choosing… Many of these women don’t know the basics for how they might even imagine caring for a child. This is where the pregnancy help movement [comes in]. The very best alternative to abortion is another person… to empower and extend opportunity for her.”

One of Heartbeat International’s resources is Option Line, a 24/7 help line. They also run the Abortion Pill Rescue Network, which helps women save their child after taking the abortion pill.

Hear what else Heartbeat International does, as well as Godsey’s journey of being post-abortive to leading a massive global pro-life organization. Watch it here.


The Ruth Institute is a global non-profit organization, leading an international interfaith coalition to defend the family and build a civilization of love. The Ruth Institute’s Founder and President, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, is the author of The Sexual State: How Elite Ideologies Are Destroying Lives and Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village. Subscribe to our newsletter and YouTube channel to get all our latest news.

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