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Dr J & Betsy Kerekes: 101 Tips on "The Drew Mariani Show"

 

(December 18, 2013) Dr J and Betsy Kerekes are Drew Mariani's guests on his eponymous show, where they discussed marriage--how to have a better one, Ruth's recent publication "101 Tips for a Happier Marriage," and related questions. Order the book on Amazon, or check out the store at our website--it makes a great wedding gift.

Direct download: Dec21_13.mp3
Category:101 Tips -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Magnificat San Diego

(November 16, 2013) Dr J is the speaker at the San Diego Catholic Women's Magnificat Breakfast. She gave a talk on "Healing the 21st Century Family" and her own testimony encompassing family, the sexual revolution, economics, marriage, and healing. Stay tuned for the Q&A session afterward, too.

Direct download: Dec20_13.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 11:57am PDT

Healing the 21st Century Family: Patrick Henry College

(November 19, 2013) Dr J traveled to Patrick Henry College to speak on "Healing the 21st Century Family" and her own testimony encompassing family, the sexual revolution, economics, marriage, and healing.

Direct download: Dec19_13.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 2:00pm PDT

San Antonio Priests' Convocation

(November 5, 2013) Dr J traveled to San Antonio to speak at their Priests' Convocation on why we need marriage, the perils of redefining it, and Ruth Institute's mission to help heal the wounds inflicted by the current progress of the sexual revolution.

Direct download: Dec18_13.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

101 Tips on "Faith, Culture, Politics"

(December 16, 2013) Dr J and Betsy Kerekes are Mike Murray's guests on Guadalupe Radio Network's "Faith, Culture, and Politics," where they discussed economics, marriage, and the Ruth Institute's new book, "101 Tips for a Happier Marriage."

Direct download: Dec16_13.mp3
Category:101 Tips -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Setting Things Right: Marriage Edition

(December 4, 2013) Dr J, Jennifer Thieme, and Betsy Kerekes are guests on Immaculate Heart Radio's Setting Things Right, where they discussed all things marriage as well as their recent publication, 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage with co-hosts Kent Peters, Linda Areola, and Deacon Jim Walsh.

Direct download: Dec05_13.mp3
Category:101 Tips -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

Why Redefine Marriage?

(November 18, 2013) Dr J is Patrick Coffin's guest on Catholic Answers Live, where they discussed marriage--the good it does for children, parents, and society at large, Ruth's recent publication 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage, and why we shouldn't redefine marriage. Order the book over at our website--it makes a great wedding gift.

Direct download: Nov18_13.mp3
Category:101 Tips -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

101 Tips on The Drew Mariani Show

(November 15, 2013) Dr J and Betsy Kerekes are Taylor Marshall's guests on The Drew Mariani Show, where they discussed marriage--how to have a good one, Ruth's recent publication 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage, and related questions. Order the book on Amazon, or check out the store at our website--it makes a great wedding gift.

Direct download: Nov15_13.mp3
Category:101 Tips -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

Responding to the Slate Article, “The Dutch Don’t Care About Marriage”

(November 12, 2013) Dr J is Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc., where they discussed Katie Roiphe's recent Slate article entitled "The Dutch Don't Care About Marriage." You can check out all of Todd's guests and topics in the on-demand archives at IssuesEtc.org.

Direct download: Nov14_13.mp3
Category:Marriage -- posted at: 11:36am PDT

Setting Things Right

(November 6, 2013) Dr J, Jennifer Thieme, and Betsy Kerekes are guests on Immaculate Heart Radio's Setting Things Right, where they discussed their recent publication, 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage, with co-hosts Kent Peters, Linda Areola, and Deacon Jim Walsh.

Direct download: Nov07_13.mp3
Category:101 Tips -- posted at: 1:00pm PDT

Dr J & Betsy Kerekes on Catholic Connection

(October 30, 2013) Dr J and Betsy Kerekes are Teresa Tomeo's guests on Ave Maria Radio's Catholic Connection, where they discussed their recent publication, 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage. Check out her work over at AveMariaRadio.net.

Direct download: Oct30_13.mp3
Category:101 Tips -- posted at: 10:31am PDT

A Reaction to the American Academy of Pediatrics Statement on Condoms and Teenagers

(October 15, 2013) Dr J is Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc., where they discussed the recent recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics on providing condoms to teenagers to prevent disease and pregnancy. You can check out all of Todd's guests and topics in the on-demand archives at IssuesEtc.org.

Direct download: Oct29_13.mp3
Category:contraception -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Divorce, Stepchildren, and Caregiving

(October 22, 2013) Jennifer Thieme is a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. Jennifer's our Finance Director here at the Ruth Institute. She is also an activist for socially conservative values, focusing on marriage and the structure of the family. She and Drew are discussing divorce's effects on children and families in light of a new study on stepparents and children--check it out. The study's abstract can be read here, and the New York Times article is here.

Direct download: Oct23_13.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Fertility Coverage for Gay Couples in California

(October 15, 2013) Dr J is Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc., where they discussed the recent California bill (now law) that mandates insurance coverage for infertility treatments to same-sex couples. You can check out all of Todd's guests and topics in the on-demand archives at IssuesEtc.org.

Direct download: Oct16_13.mp3
Category:artificial reproductive technologies -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Letters to Pope Francis

(October 8, 2013) Dr J is Father Thomas Loya's guest on his radio program "Beyond the Veil," where they discussed Pope Francis, media spin, marriage, and healing.

Direct download: Oct10_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm PDT

Catholics & Divorce on The Drew Mariani Show"

(October 9, 2013) Dr J is a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio, where they're discussing Catholics and divorce.

Direct download: Oct09_13.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 1:00pm PDT

Argument Club for Women: Dr J and Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman

(October 1, 2013) Dr J travels to the Twin Cities to participate in a debate sponsored by the Argument Club for Women. Up for discussion: "Is Opposition to Same-Sex Marriage a Form of Bigotry?" I bet you can guess which side Dr J is arguing. On the other side is Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, senior rabbi at Temple Israel of Minneapolis. Dr. Deborah Savage, co-founder of the Siena Symposium, moderates. The debate will start around 9 minutes 40 seconds--there's a bit of an explanation about what the ACW does first.

Direct download: Oct04_13.m4a
Category:debates -- posted at: 1:00pm PDT

Healing the 21st Century Family

(October 1, 2013) Dr J travels to Minnesota's St. Thomas University in St Paul to speak on how to begin "Healing the 21st Century Family."

Direct download: Oct03_13.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Pope Francis on Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage

(October 1, 2013) Dr J is Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc., where they discussed media perceptions and reality on Pope Francis's positions on homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

By the way, Dr J cleaned up in the referenced debate--that's our October 4 podcast, coming right up.

Direct download: Oct02_13.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

The “Happiness Gap” Between Single and Married Mothers

(September 10, 2013) Dr J is Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc., where they discussed the "happiness gap" between single and married mothers. You can check out all of Todd's guests and topics in the on-demand archives at IssuesEtc.org.

Direct download: Sep11_13.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

Dr J on "From the Median"

(August 30, 2013) Dr J is a guest on "From the Median," hosted by Molly Smith. They discussed the pro-life movement's fledgling response to the growing trend to use 3rd party reproduction to produce "designer babies." Check out Molly's website at www.fromthemedian.org.

Direct download: Sep09_13.mp3
Category:artificial reproductive technologies -- posted at: 10:46am PDT

A New Strategy of Same-Sex Marriage Advocates in Illinois

(September 3, 2013) Dr J is Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc., where they discussed a new strategy of same-sex marriage advocates. You can check out all of Todd's guests and topics in the on-demand archives at IssuesEtc.org.

Direct download: Sep03_13.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 3:30pm PDT

"A Closer Look" at New Mexico's Recent Marriage Ruling

(August 26, 2013) Dr J and ITAF alum Michael Bradley are guests of Sheila Liaugminas on "A Closer Look," where they discussed the work of the Ruth Institute, our annual "It Takes a Family to Raise a Village" student conference, and the recent court ruling in New Mexico that stomps on wedding vendors' religious freedoms in the name of "tolerance."

Direct download: Aug28_13.mp3
Category:religious liberty -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Child Free: Freedom of the Individual

(August 7, 2013) Dr J is a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show, where they discussed part of the "child-free" movement and mindset. Check out The Drew Mariani Show, part of Relevant Radio's network, here.

Direct download: Aug12_13.mp3
Category:contraception -- posted at: 10:05am PDT

Dr J & Jennifer Thieme on "Coleman at Large"

(July 31, 2013) Today Marc Coleman is interviewing Dr J and Jennifer Thieme on his radio program "Coleman at Large" across the pond in Ireland. [They're discussing divorce, cultural pressures and prevailing attitudes, and (of course) marriage. If you'd like to tell your divorce story or get connected with a supportive community on the subject, check out the newest project of the Ruth Institute: kidsdivorcestories.com.

Direct download: Aug03_13.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 1:42pm PDT