Dr. J to all Millennials: “Be part of the marriage solution!”


An open letter to emerging adults, worldwide, from the redoubtable Dr. J:

My dear young friends,

I know from many conversations with you that you want to get married and stay married. I know that many of you have fears about love and marriage, because of your own experiences of loss and pain resulting from their parents’ divorces, infidelities and other problems. I know that for many of you, these fears are overwhelming, even paralyzing.

I founded the Ruth Institute to help young adults get past the fears, anxieties and misinformation, and embrace the challenge of lifelong married love. We hope to begin a conversation with young adults, a conversation across the generations and within the Millennial generation.

… If the marriage culture is going to be restored, you, the next generation of emerging young adults will be the ones to do it. We baby boomers have had our chance. Now it is your turn.

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  1. Tim
    Posted January 28, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    Flat out lies. The Ruth Institute was founded specifically to oppose same-sex marriage. Stop pretending that Ruth and NOM would exist to "promote" marriage if SSM didn't exist.

  2. Jose
    Posted January 29, 2011 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    I completely agree with you. Us young adults are going to restore marriage. We are the ones that have the votes to restore true love. Us young adults are taking a stand. We are uniting against organizations like your institute and NOM. We will show that love is equal no matter whom its between. If your organization is going to follow the word of God, keep in mind that we are all created in his image. Each one of us is created the way God made us. He does not make mistakes. Unless you are telling the creator of all that his image is flawed, you may want to think about what you are representing. Just as a final thought God is going to be the final judge. Can you stand in front of God and say that you loved your neighbor. Hate is not a fruit of the spirit. I know when I meet God my love for all and my acceptance of Jesus as my savior is going to take me home. Yes, our generation is actually reading and living the words of the Lord. I have to say again you could have never been more right than to say we are going to restore true love.

  3. Equal2You
    Posted January 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Young people are our future. They are growing up smart enough to know that equality is the right thug to do. To them marriage equality is a non-issue. It's a wonderful thing

  4. Jose
    Posted February 1, 2011 at 12:58 am | Permalink

    Yes we are no longer following the beliefs of others. We believe in the word of God and that equality is for all that have chosen him as their Lord and Savior. We are no longer focusing on the old testament. If God was so against gays/lesbians then why is there very little in the Bible about it. I find that their is more on love, respect, no judging of others until you have solved all your own sins. There is no room in the heart for hate or violence. Each of us that choose to put ourselves over another person and especially God will answer to him one day. Youth are the way of the future. We understand what love, hope and equality mean to God's people.

  5. Jose
    Posted February 1, 2011 at 1:01 am | Permalink

    Yes I forgot that I agree the Ruth institute and its founder are built on lies. Lies that they use to create hate among people. If it was focused on marriage for the youth, then why so much focus on gay marriage, abortions and anything else that the founder does not believe in. Wake up you are not the Lord and have no right to create lies to separate God's children. What ground to you have to prove that your so called work is the will of God.?

  6. ConservativeNY
    Posted February 2, 2011 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    If everyone who disagrees with your views is hateful and violent in your eyes, Jose, then how loving, open minded, and tolerant are you?