Ruth Institute Podcast
Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage

(June 23, 2017) This year's Acton University is coming to a close--this is the last of Dr J's three talks this time around. They've all been themed "The Sexual State," highlighting how various ideologies ingrained in our culture are products of and further the aims of the toxic sexual revolution. This is her third and final talk on "The Sexual State and the Gender Ideology."

Direct download: Jun26_17.mp3
Category:sex -- posted at: 2:46pm PDT

(June 22, 2017) This year's Acton University is in full swing! Dr J has been with the program since the beginning. This year her three talks are all themed "The Sexual State"--they highlight how various ideologies ingrained in our culture are products of and further the aims of the toxic sexual revolution. This is her second talk, entitled "The Sexual State and the Divorce Ideology."

Stay tuned for more from Acton, coming right up in our podcast stream. Also check out our Ruth Refuge; Dr J took questions after each talk, and those will be available to listen to from there.

Direct download: Jun24_17.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(June 22, 2017) It's that time again--this year's Acton University is upon us! Dr J has been with the program since the beginning. This year her three talks are all themed "The Sexual State"--they highlight how various ideologies ingrained in our culture are products of and further the aims of the toxic sexual revolution. Her first talk is entitled "The Sexual State and the Culture of Death."

Stay tuned for her other talks from Acton, coming right up in our podcast stream. Also check out our Ruth Refuge; Dr J took questions after each talk, and those will be available to listen to from there.

Direct download: Jun23_17.mp3
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(June 22, 2017) Live from this year's Acton University, Dr J is Chris Brooks' guest on his radio show Equipped. Between workshops, they're discussing the economic consequences of the sexual revolution.

Direct download: Jun22_17.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(June 21, 2017) Live from this year's Acton University, Dr J is Al Kresta's guest on his eponymous radio show from Ave Maria. Between workshops, they're discussing the issues related to the sexual revolution: a culture hostile to life and family, ideologies opposed to gender and marriage, and more.

Direct download: Jun21_17.mp3
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(June 14, 2017) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. Divorce is the topic under their microscope today. Check out Dr J's article from Clash Daily, "Divorce Enablers: The Liberal Fantasy World is Wrecking Children's Lives," linked on our website.

Direct download: Jun14_17.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(June 10, 2017) Dr J is once again a guest of Steve Pauwels on Striker Radio. They're discussing her recent piece over at ClashDaily (where Steve is also an editor), a forward Dr J just wrote for Leila Miller's book about the aftermath of divorce from adult children's perspectives. Leila's book is entitled Primal Loss.

Direct download: Jun10_17.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(June 8, 2017) Dr J addresses law students participating in the Alliance Defending Freedom's Blackstone Legal Fellowship. In this part of her talk, her topic is "The Sexual Revolution and its Victims."

Direct download: Jun09_17.mp3
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(June 6, 2017) Dr J and Jennifer Johnson are speaking with Father Thomas Loya of Radio Maria's Beyond the Veil. They're discussing divorce, marriage, and family relationships. Jennifer Johnson's recent booklet, Marriage and Equality: How Natural Marriage Upholds the Ideal of Equality for Children, comes up as well.

Direct download: Jun06_17.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(June 5, 2017) Dr J is once again a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. They're discussing divorce in our culture--its ups and downs, what that means, and how people view marriage.

Direct download: Jun05_17.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(May 23, 2017) Dr J is the speaker at St. John Bosco Catholic Church's annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner in Westlake, Louisiana. Her topic is "What the Ruth Institute Can Do for the Priests and People of St. John Bosco;" she also made a special statement to the children who were present.

Direct download: May23_17.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(May 16, 2017) Dr J is once again a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. They're discussing how you can tell where a society is headed by how it treats its children.

Direct download: May16_17.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(May 4, 2017) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing how hard it is to shake overarching political indoctrination, particularly when it's focused on promoting yourself at the expense of all others--especially your family. Check out the referenced article from Crisis Magazine, "The Half-Made Bed and the More Excellent Way."

Direct download: May04_17.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(April 24, 2017) Dr J is once again Molly Smith's guest on From the Median. They're discussing the founding and mission of the Ruth Institute and its work with the culture and the survivors of the sexual revolution.

Direct download: Apr25_17.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(April 22, 2017) Dr J traveled to Kansas City to participate in their Catholic Women's Conference, Living in Truth. Her topic is "Family Breakdown--and what we can do about it." Stay tuned--she took a few questions afterward, and those are available through our Ruth Refuge podcast stream.

Direct download: Apr22_17.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(March 29, 2017) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the political views of the upper classes--and how the elites feel free to use force of all kinds to bend everyone else to their particular definition of "truth." Check out the article that inspired this topic, "The Upper Class is Communist," over at Dr J's blog, drjs.blog. Thanks, too, to the listener who shouted this out as "the soundbite of the decade."

Direct download: Mar29_17.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(March 28, 2017) Jennifer Johnson, Ruth Institute's Associate Director, is speaking with Steve and Becky Greene of Immaculate Heart Radio's The Catholic Conversation. They're discussing family structure equality for children and Jennifer's new booklet, Marriage and Equality: How Natural Marriage Upholds the Ideal of Equality for Children.

Direct download: Mar28_17.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(March 23, 2017) Dr J is speaking with Jon Leonetti on his morning show on Iowa Catholic Radio about Ruth Institute's "Go to Confession" campaign.

Direct download: Mar23_17.mp3
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(March 16, 2017) Dr J is speaking with John Harper on Relevant Radio's Morning Air about Ruth Institute's "Go to Confession" campaign.

Direct download: Mar16_17.mp3
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(March 13, 2017) Dr J is once again Dina Marie Hale's guest on her "In Person" segment of Mater Dei's Morning Drive. They're discussing the genesis and work of the Ruth institute--how a purely economic model fails to account for the work of the family.

Direct download: Mar13_17.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 5:48pm PDT

(March 10, 2017) Dr J is once again a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. They're discussing how people leave the faith as a result of family breakdown. Their discussion was sparked by the new book Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home by Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez.

Direct download: Mar10_17.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(March 8, 2017) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the "Day Without a Woman" strike.

Direct download: Mar08_17.mp3
Category:abortion -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(March 3, 2017) Jennifer Johnson, Ruth Institute's Associate Director, is speaking with John Rustin on his radio show, Family Policy Matters. They're discussing family structure equality for children and Jennifer's new booklet, Marriage and Equality: How Natural Marriage Upholds the Ideal of Equality for Children.

Direct download: Mar03_17.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(March 2, 2017) Dr J is once again Sheila Liaugminas' guest on Relevant Radio's A Closer Look. They're discussing several current projects of the Ruth Institute, including our Roses from Ruth shout-outs, Healing Family Breakdown retreats, and more.

Direct download: Mar02_17.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(February 25, 2017) Betsy Kerekes, our director of online publications, traveled to Bethesda, Maryland to participate in the Family Institute of Washington's annual Parenting with Purpose conference. Her topic was "Tips for Happy Marriage and Effective Parenting." When she's not keeping all of our ducks in a row at the Ruth Institute, Betsy also blogs at parentingisfunny.wordpress.com.

Direct download: Feb25_17.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT