Ruth Institute Podcast
Ruth Institute Podcast
Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage
The Most Dangerous Type of Household for Children...Part II (July 28, 2009) Dr. J appears on Issues, Etc. to discuss the recent child abuse case from Dallas in the context of dangerous types of households for children.  The mother's cohabiting boyfriend imprisoned and abused her children for more than a year, explaining that he wasn't responsible for their well-being.  Listener advisory: the circumstances of this case, while not discussed in detail, are disturbing.
Direct download: July31_09.mp3
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The Most Dangerous Type of Household for Children (June 27, 2009) Dr J appears on the What's Up Radio Program with Terry Lowry to discuss this question, which was sparked by a 2005 study in Pediatrics (results available here).
Direct download: July30_09.mp3
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Charity in Truth

(July 22, 2009) How do various schools of thought (and popular political stances) measure up to the laws of economics?  Pope Benedict XVI addresses the pro-life stance in this context in his June 29 encyclical; Dr. J provides exposition and explanation in this Issues, Etc. segment.

Direct download: July28_09.mp3
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Does Marriage Cause Divorce?

(July 15, 2009) Dr J guests on Issues, Etc. to discuss how cohabitation and divorce color our relationships and our marriages.

Direct download: July27_09.mp3
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Unfaithfully Yours...Part II (July 13, 2009) Dr J appears on Al Kresta's radio program, "Kresta in the Afternoon," to discuss Caitlin Flanagan's article "Unfaithfully Yours."
Direct download: July23_09.mp3
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Unfaithfully Yours (July 7, 2009) Dr. J and Todd Wilken of Issues, Etc. discuss Caitlin Flanagan's article "Unfaithfully Yours" (available here at Ruth Institute's blog).
Direct download: July14_09.mp3
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On the Necessity of Fatherhood (June 15, 2009) Todd Wilken hosts Dr J on Issues, Etc.; their discussion centers on the role of fatherhood in the family and the repercussions of removing him.
Direct download: July09_09.mp3
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It's Just Not Worth It (July 2, 2009) Dr. J and Todd discuss a female author's advice to throw in the towel on marriage--the effort and heartache outweigh the potential for personal happiness.  The article under scrutiny appeared in Atlantic Monthly.
Direct download: July07_09.mp3
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