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Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook-Up World

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Fear is at the heart of the sexual revolution, and its most fitting monument is the "hook-up." Dr. Morse exposes the sexual revolution’s fraudulent promise of freedom and fearlessly explodes some of modern society’s most cherished—and destructive—myths. She argues that strong, lasting marriages are essential for the survival of a free society, not to mention basic human happiness. She fires the opening shots of a new sexual revolution and shows how everyone, married or single, ...

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Overview

Fear is at the heart of the sexual revolution, and its most fitting monument is the "hook-up." Dr. Morse exposes the sexual revolution’s fraudulent promise of freedom and fearlessly explodes some of modern society’s most cherished—and destructive—myths. She argues that strong, lasting marriages are essential for the survival of a free society, not to mention basic human happiness. She fires the opening shots of a new sexual revolution and shows how everyone, married or single, can help.

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780981605920
  • Publisher: Ruth Institute Books
  • Publication date: 1/15/2012
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 262
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Roback Morse is a renowned marriage and family scholar. She is the author of Love and Economics: It Takes a Family to Raise a Village and of numerous major academic and public-policy articles for journals ranging from the Journal of Economic History to Forbes, Fortune, and the Wall Street Journal.

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Table of Contents

Foreword vii

Prologue: Love Makes the (Free) World Go Around 3

Part I Why Your Marriage Matters to the Rest of the World

1 The Gift of Marriage 21

2 The Gift of Sex 48

Part II The Problem with Consumer Sex Prologue

The Problem with Consumer Sex 67

3 Why Reproductive Freedom Is an Illusion 73

4 Why Recreational Sex Is Not Fun 103

5 Why Consumer Sex Is Anti-Social 124

6 Why Morally Neutral Sex Isn't 154

Part III Self-Giving, Rightly Understood

Prologue Self-Giving, Rightly Understood 185

7 The Law of the Gift 189

8 People with Problems and Problem People 217

9 The God of the Gift 242

Conclusion: The Adventure of Life-Long Love 257

Notes 263

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