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The Doctors Are In: Angela & David Franks on "Theology of the Body"

(August 28, 2012) Drs Angela and David Franks appear with Scott Landry on the radio show "The Good Catholic Life" to discuss Pope John Paul II's "Theology of the Body." The Franks teach at the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization at St. John's Seminary.

"The Good Catholic Life" is also on Facebook--check them out.

Direct download: Aug31_12.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 11:50am PDT

Dr. J & Dr. Gary Gates @ UCLA

(August 29, 2012) Dr J and Dr Gary Gates participate in a debate on the definition of marriage at UCLA. Dr. J, of course, is founding president of the Ruth Institute; Dr. Gates is a research associate at the Williams Institute at UCLA, a public policy research organization. The event was sponsored by the school's Federalist Society. Hang on for the Q&A afterward, too.

Direct download: Aug30_12.mp3
Category:debates -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Margaret Sanger & the Dark Origins of the Sexual Revolution: Dr. Angela Franks @ ITAF '12

(July 28, 2012) Dr. Angela Franks, Director of Theology Programs for the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization at St. John’s Seminary in Massachusetts, spoke at our annual student conference "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village." Her talk is entitled "Margaret Sanger and the Dark Origins of the Sexual Revolution."

"It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug29_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

The Crisis of Religious Liberty in the U.K.: Paul Diamond @ ITAF '12

(July 28, 2012) Paul Diamond, a barrister in the United Kingdom who has established a specialized practice in the law of religious liberty, spoke at our annual student conference "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village." His talk is entitled "The Crisis of Religious Liberty in the U.K."

ITAF is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug27_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Using Facebook & Twitter to Defend Marriage: Tom Peters @ ITAF '12

(July 28, 2012) Tom Peters, Cultural Director at the National Organization for Marriage, social media activist and blogger, spoke at our ITAF conference--his second talk is called "Using Facebook & Twitter to Defend Marriage."

"It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug24_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

The Question We Never Thought We'd Ask: Do Kids Need a Mom & a Dad? - Jenet Jacob Erickson @ ITAF '12

(July 28, 2012) Dr. Jenet Jacob Erickson, professor at Brigham Young University's School of Family Life, spoke at our annual student conference "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village." This is her second talk, entitled "The Question We Never Thought We'd Ask: Do Kids Need a Mom & a Dad?"

ITAF is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug23_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

The Crisis of Religious Liberty in the U.S.: Bill Duncan @ ITAF '12

(July 28, 2012) Bill Duncan, attorney at law and consultant for the National Organization for Marriage, spoke at our student conference "It Takes a Family (to Raise a Village)"--his final talk is entitled "The Crisis of Religious Liberty in the U.S."

ITAF is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug22_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 10:49am PDT

The Law of Parenthood: Bill Duncan @ ITAF '12

(July 28, 2012) Bill Duncan, attorney at law and consultant for the National Organization for Marriage, spoke at our student conference "It Takes a Family (to Raise a Village)"--his second talk is entitled "The Law of Parenthood."

ITAF is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug17_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

The Marriage Institution and the Impact of Divorce: Dr. Doug Allen @ ITAF '12

(July 28, 2012) Dr. Doug Allen, microeconomics textbook author and Burnaby Mountain professor of economics at Simon Fraser University, spoke at our ITAF conference--his first talk is entitled "The Marriage Institution and the Impact of Divorce."

"It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug16_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Dr J & Samantha Schroeder on "A Closer Look"

(August 15, 2012) Dr J and Samantha Schroeder (one of this year's ITAF alums) appear on Sheila Liaugminas' radio show "A Closer Look" to discuss today's shooting at the Family Research Council headquarters in D.C. They also discuss the recent Chick-Fil-A situation--and how it played out much differently than the narrative the media tried to project.

Direct download: Aug15_12.mp3
Category:religious liberty -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Strengthening Your Marriage: Dr. Don Welch @ ITAF '12

(July 28, 2012) Dr. Donald Welch, pastor, family and marriage counselor, and psychology professor at Point Loma Nazarene University and Azusa Pacific University, spoke at our student conference "It Takes a Family (to Raise a Village)"--his first talk is entitled "Strengthening Your Marriage."

ITAF is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug14_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

The Marriage Ecosystem (variant): Dr J @ ITAF '12

(July 28, 2012) Dr. J opens our 2012 "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" public conference with another version of her talk called "The Marriage Ecosystem: How It All Fits Together."

"It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug13_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Jesus & Marriage: Dr. Robert Gagnon @ ITAF '12

(July 27, 2012) Dr. Robert Gagnon, professor and exegete extraordinaire on the New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, spoke at our ITAF conference--his first talk is called "Jesus and Marriage."

"It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug11_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Medical Aspects of Casual Sex: Dr. Freda Bush @ ITAF '12

(July 27, 2012) Dr. Freda Bush, OB-GYN and clinical instructor at  the University of Mississippi Medical Center, spoke at our ITAF conference--her first talk is entitled "Medical Aspects of Casual Sex."

"It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug10_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT

Activism, Ideas for Promoting Marriage: Tom Peters @ ITAF '12

(July 27, 2012) Tom Peters, Cultural Director at the National Organization for Marriage, social media activist and blogger, spoke at our ITAF conference--his talk is called "Activism: Ideas for Promoting Marriage."

"It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug09_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 7:46am PDT

Marriage, the Indispensable Social Institution: Dr Jenet Jacob Erickson @ ITAF '12

(July 27, 2012) Continuing our ITAF student conference podcast stream, our next speaker is Dr. Jenet Jacob Erickson, professor at Brigham Young University's School of Family Life. Her talk is entitled "Marriage: the Indispensable Social Institution."

ITAF is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out our website, www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug08_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 12:02pm PDT

Marriage and the Law: Bill Duncan @ ITAF '12

(July 27, 2012) We just wrapped up our annual "It Takes a Family" Student conference here in San Diego. The next several podcasts will feature the talks given there. Our first speaker is Bill Duncan, attorney at law and consultant for the National Organization for Marriage, who spoke on "Marriage and the Law."

ITAF is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out our website, www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug07_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 9:57am PDT

The Marriage Ecosystem: How It All Fits Together (Dr. J @ ITAF '12)

(July 26, 2012) Dr. J opens our 2012 "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" student conference with a talk after dinner; it's called "The Marriage Ecosystem: How It All Fits Together."

"It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" is a scholarship-based three-day event in San Diego where students and people of all ages gather for seminars and inspiration on the meaning and value of marriage. It's held every year at the end of July--for information on past and future conferences, check out www.ruthinstitute.org.

Direct download: Aug06_12.mp3
Category:ITAF 2012 -- posted at: 9:00pm PDT