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147Adult: Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook-Up World

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    Apr 27, 2006
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      Title: Smart Sex: Finding Life-Long Love in a Hook-Up World
      Author: Jennifer Roback Morse
      Publisher: Spence Publishing Company
      Date Published: July 2005
      ISBN: 1890626589
      Price: 27.95

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      Editorial Reviews

      Chuck Colson
      "SMART SEX is more than timely; it is vital."

      Book Description
      Fear is at the heart of the sexual revolution—fear of other people, fear of
      relationships, fear of permanence—and its most fitting monument is the
      "hook-up." In a provocative new book, Jennifer Roback Morse exposes the sexual
      revolution’s fraudulent promise of freedom and points the way to the most thrilling
      human adventure of all: life-long love.
      Morse explains why marriage is in crisis and why we should care. Strong, lasti
      ng marriages, she argues, 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.
      By the end of the twentieth century, most people had joined the once-radical
      sexual revolutionaries in embracing a pair of badly flawed ideas—that freedom
      means being unencumbered by relationships, and that sex is a purely private
      activity with no moral or social significance. Morse shows how these ideas
      reduced sex to a commodity--"consumer sex"--and left millions of people miserable.
      Morse fearlessly explodes some of modern society’s most cherished, and
      destructive, myths. She argues that reproductive freedom is an illusion,
      recreational sex isn’t really fun, and sex is neither morally neutral nor essentially
      private. She offers a radically different yet compelling view of sex, based on
      the law of self-giving inscribed in our human nature.
      A practical book by a practical woman, SMART SEX is about why and how to stay
      married. While most books on relationships deal with feelings and
      communication, SMART SEX is focused on the nature and meaning of sex and marriage,
      leading the reader to an appreciation of the demanding yet rewarding commitments
      they require.

      About the Author
      Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D., brings a unique perspective to the subjects of
      love, marriage, sexuality, and the family. A committed career woman before
      having children, she taught economics for fifteen years at Yale and George Mason
      University. She and her husband adopted a two-year-old Romanian boy in 1991,
      the same year she gave birth to her daughter. Dr. Morse left full-time
      university teaching in 1996 to move with her family to California. She is now
      associated with the Hoover Institution as a research fellow. In addition to caring for
      their own two children, Dr. Morse and her husband are foster parents for San
      Diego County.

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