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

(November 17, 2016) Dr J is once again Molly Smith's guest on From the Median. They're discussing her latest book, 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person, and interrelatedness of the marriage and life issues.

Direct download: Nov18_16.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(November 8, 2016) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing domestic violence against children, specifically in situations involving a live-in boyfriend or other unrelated adult.

Direct download: Nov08_16.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(November 4, 2016) The Serra Club is a national Catholic organization of men and women who encourage and support vocations to the religious life. Here Dr J is speaking at the Serra Club of Lake Charles; her topic is "How Family Breakdown Affects Vocation."

Direct download: Nov05_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(November 4, 2016) Dr J is a guest on The Kristine Franklin Show. This morning, she and Kristine are discussing the modern world's abnormal separation of sex and procreation--and the fallout of the sexual revolution generally.

Direct download: Nov04_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(November 3, 2016) Dr J is a guest on Spirit Mornings to discuss her new book with Jen Brown and Bruce McGregor. Dr J co-authored 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person with Betsy Kerekes.

Direct download: Nov03_16.mp3
Category:101 Tips -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(October 28, 2016) Our own Betsy Kerekes gave an interview to "On Call with Wendy Wiese!" They're talking about the new book Betsy and Dr. J just wrote, 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person.

Direct download: Oct28_16.mp3
Category:101 Tips -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(October 26, 2016) Dr J travels to Austin, Texas to debate philosophy professor Dr. Peter Jaworski on the topic "Markets Without Limits." Are markets for surrogacy and prostitution ethical? This event was sponsored by the Texas Economics Association, the James Q. Wilson Forum, and the Austin Institute.

Check out our Ruth Refuge for the Q&A session in the middle of the event.

Direct download: Oct27_16.mp3
Category:debates -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(October 5, 2016) Our own Betsy Kerekes was invited to speak on "The Busted Halo Show" with Father Dave Dwyer and Brett Siddell. They're about the new book Betsy and Dr. J just wrote, 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person.

Direct download: Oct21_16.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 9:12am PST

(October 13, 2016) Dr J travels to Rhode Island to speak at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on the theme "Does the Family Have a Future?" This is the second part of her talk; this one's theme is "The Sexual State." If you missed the first part of her talk, check out the previous podcast. The questions and answers she took after each talk are also available on our Ruth Refuge.

Direct download: Oct15_16.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(October 13, 2016) Dr J travels to Smithfield, Rhode Island to speak at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on the theme "Does the Family Have a Future?" Addressing over 100 people, she describes why the family is the basis of society. 

Stay tuned for the second part of her talk or head over to our Ruth Refuge for the Q&As after each talk.

Direct download: Oct14_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(October 3, 2016) Dr J went on a whirlwind trip to Australia earlier this year; while she was there, she connected with several wonderful people in the marriage movement down under. Here she's giving an interview to John Jurgutis from Cradio on the second book she authored with Betsy Kerekes, 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person.

Direct download: Oct13_16.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(September 17, 2016) Dr J was invited to Phoenix, Arizona to speak to the diocese there. We've already podcasted that one, but during that visit, she and Ruth's Director of Operations Jennifer Johnson were once again guests on Immaculate Heart Radio's "The Catholic Conversation" with Steve and Becky Greene. They're discussing the Ruth Institute's work healing the family and shedding light on the problems wrought by the sexual revolution--divorce specifically.

Direct download: Oct11_16.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(September 21, 2016) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the "cafeteria Catholics" who pick and choose what to believe; they also touch on the current attempt by the Wijngaards Institute to pressure the Catholic Church to alter its teaching on contraception. The Institute was invited to make a presentation before the United Nations this week on the subject.

Direct download: Sep22_16.mp3
Category:contraception -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(September 20, 2016) Dr J is invited to be a guest on EWTN's Morning Glory to discuss the current attempt by the Wijngaards Institute to alter Church teaching on contraception with a presentation before the United Nations.

Direct download: Sep21_16.mp3
Category:contraception -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(September 20, 2016) Dr J is once again Sheila Liaugminas's guest on Relevant Radio's A Closer Look. They're discussing the current attempt by the Wijngaards Institute to alter Church teaching on contraception with a presentation before the United Nations. This attempt is not going unresponded-to by Humanae Vitae Catholics, however.

Direct download: Sep20_16.mp3
Category:contraception -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(September 17, 2016) Dr J was invited to Phoenix, Arizona to speak on "Catholics in the Public Square" to the diocese there. Her talk is designed to prepare people for personal and civic engagement on the marriage and life issues in the current cultural climate.

Direct download: Sep17_16.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(August 16, 2016) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the historic low in the United States' fertility rate. They also briefly touch on the first legal challenge to United States polygamy law...

Direct download: Aug16_16.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(March 2016) Here's one from our files: Jennifer Johnson is a guest on Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez's podcast Cogwatch. They're discussing divorce, freedom, and family.

Direct download: Aug11_16.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(August 5, 2016) Dr J is a guest on Dr. Robert Oscar Lopez's podcast Cogwatch. They're discussing Marilyn Monroe, the sexual revolution and its victims, and what went wrong with Christian churches on the topic of sexuality. Dr. Lopez also wrote a piece for the Federalist on this topic.

Direct download: Aug05_16.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(August 3, 2016) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing Ivanka Trump's speech at the GOP convention, gender identity politics, and the NBA's punitive actions toward North Carolina in light of transgender politics.

Direct download: Aug03_16.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(July 28, 2016) Dr J is once again Molly Smith's guest on From the Median, and this time around the theme is "guidelines"--some good, some not-so-good. First up, they're discussing Archbishop Chaput's pastoral guidelines for implementing Amoris Laetitia. Then they move on to the Department of Justice's guidelines for transgender students recently issued to all public schools in the country.

Direct download: Jul28_16.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(July 25, 2016) Dr J is a guest on Janet Mefferd's show to discuss surrogacy: why should we be opposed to it? This dovetails with her recent article over at TheBlaze, "Why Everyone Should Oppose Surrogacy."

Direct download: Jul25_16.mp3
Category:artificial reproductive technologies -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(July 22, 2016) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing Ivanka Trump's speech at the GOP convention, gender identity politics, and the NBA's punitive actions toward North Carolina in light of transgender politics.

Direct download: Jul22_16.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(July 7, 2016) Dr J was invited to speak to the Kiwanis Club in Lake Charles on the sexual revolution's effects on family breakdown and what we can do to make things better.

Direct download: Jul07_16.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(July 6, 2016) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the recent Supreme Court decision that struck down requirements that Texas abortion clinics deliver the same standard of medical care as other medical facilities.

Direct download: Jul06_16.mp3
Category:abortion -- posted at: 12:00pm PST