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

(November 17, 2015) Dr J is interviewed by Steve and Becky Green on The Catholic Conversation out of Phoenix, Arizona. They're discussing the fallout of the sexual revolution in regard to freedom and the family broadly and children specifically.

Direct download: Nov17_15.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(October 29, 2015) Dr J is in Utah! She traveled there to be part of the 9th annual World Congress of Families. She's speaking at their plenary panel "Assessing Damage and Restoring Family Values" on all of the different types of people who have been harmed by the sexual revolution.

Direct download: Oct29_15.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(October 19, 2015) Our board member Steve Hicks is guest on "The Terry and Jesse Show" to encourage our local friends to find out more about California's parental notification laws and let them know about gathering signatures for an upcoming ballot measure (to overturn them). We encourage all of our listeners to be informed on this issue.

Direct download: Oct20_15.mp3
Category:abortion -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(October 14, 2015) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the Catholic church's worldwide Synod on the Family and the educational conference immediately beforehand in which Dr J participated.

Direct download: Oct14_15.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(October 12, 2015) Dr J is once again Patrick Coffin's guest on Catholic Answers Live. Their topic: the family as the antidote to the sexual revolution.

Direct download: Oct13_15.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(October 10, 2015) Continuing with our international theme, Jennifer Johnson is in Paris! She traveled there to be part of the International Children's Rights 2nd Annual Conference. She's speaking on the injustice of alternative family structures to the children growing up in them.

Direct download: Oct12_15.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(October 12, 2015) Dr J is in Rome! She traveled there to be part of the Courage Conference at the Angelicum. Courage put on the conference in anticipation of the upcoming Synod on the Family. She's speaking on the injustice of alternative family structures to the children growing up in them.

She takes questions afterward, too--those will be available on the Ruth Refuge. Head on over to our website to check it out.

Direct download: Oct06_15.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(September 30, 2015) Dr J is once again Molly Smith's guest on From the Median to discuss her upcoming trip to the Vatican for the October Synod on the Family.

Direct download: Oct05_15.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(March 7, 2015) This is Dr. Morse's talk from the 2015 "Bringing America Back to Life" convention in Cleveland, Ohio. It's entitled "The Impact of Redefining Marriage on Children and Society." Special thanks to Molly Smith and From the Median for this audio.

Direct download: Oct01_15.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(September 30, 2015) Jennifer Johnson is Molly Smith's guest on "From the Median" to discuss how divorce and family breakdown affect our children.

Direct download: Sep30_15.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(September 17, 2015) Jennifer Johnson, Ruth Institute's Director of Operations, appears today on Family Policy Matters Radio to speak about the harms and risks of being a child of divorce. Emotional harm and the pressure to be silent form the inadvertent basis for a new kind of taboo for children.

Direct download: Sep17_15.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(September 8, 2015) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're concluding their 6-part series on the sexual revolution: this one touches on the stigma of abstinence, the effects of the hook-up culture, and the West's war on fertility, among other things.

Direct download: Sep08_15.mp3
Category:contraception -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(September 2, 2015) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're continuing their 6-part series on the sexual revolution: this one touches on divorce's impact on men and the effects of the hook-up culture, among other things.

Direct download: Sep02_15.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(August 21, 2015) Dr J is one of the keynote speakers at the California Association of Natural Family Planning, where she talks about "The Sexual Revolution and its Victims." She takes questions afterward, too--check out the podcast stream over at the Ruth Refuge for all of her Q&A sessions.

Direct download: Aug21_15.mp3
Category:12 Survivors -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(August 17, 2015) Dr J is once again Molly Smith's guest on "From the Median," offering a recap of Dr. Morse's participation in the Courage conference in Detroit. Dr. Morse and Molly discuss how we got to where we are culturally on sex, marriage, and family--and how we can move forward to a kinder, more Godly understanding that promotes healing from all the damage that's been done.

Direct download: Aug18_15.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(August 12, 2015) Dr J is at the Courage Conference in Plymouth, Michigan (near Detroit), where spoke with Teresa Tomeo of Catholic Connection. Teresa is interviewing Dr J and Father Paul Check, head of Courage International, the Catholic Church's ministry to persons dealing with same sex attraction. They discuss how to work as a force for healing in the midst of all the sexual pressure our culture applies.

Direct download: Aug12_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(August 7, 2015) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're continuing their 6-part series on the sexual revolution: part 4 touches on the related themes of cohabitation and divorce. Check out our podcast stream if you're joining us in the middle of the series, and stay tuned for the rest of it.

Direct download: Aug07_15.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(July 28, 2015) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're continuing their 6-part series on the sexual revolution: part 3 examines the claim that "women can have it all" and its influence over modern sexual education. Check out our podcast stream if you're joining us in the middle of the series, and of course stay tuned as the rest of it comes up.

Direct download: Jul28_15.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(July 21, 2015) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're continuing their 6-part series on the sexual revolution: part 2 examines the nature of freedom in the context of the sexual revolution. Check out our podcast stream if you missed part 1, and of course stay tuned as the rest of it comes up!

Direct download: Jul21_15.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(July 16, 2015) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. Today they're beginning a 6-part series on the sexual revolution, and they start by examining its central tenets and its nature. Stay tuned for more!

Direct download: Jul18_15.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(July 14, 2015) Dr J was invited to speak at Summit Ministries' conference in Dayton, Tennessee, to a group of high school students. Here she's giving a talk on the difference between kinship and contracts. Incidentally, this is her first talk after the Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges mandating genderless marriage in all 50 states. This is the second part of her talk--if you missed the first one, check out the previous podcast--and she also took questions, which are available for download over at the Ruth Refuge.

Direct download: Jul17_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(July 14, 2015) Dr J was invited to speak at Summit Ministries' conference in Dayton, Tennessee, to a group of high school students. Here she's giving a talk on the deconstruction of marriage and why it's harmful. Incidentally, this is her first talk after the Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges mandating genderless marriage in all 50 states. Her talk is in two parts--stay tuned for the second one--and she also took questions, which are available for download over at the Ruth Refuge.

Direct download: Jul16_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(July 15, 2015) Dr J's giving her talk "The Church's Finest Hour" on marriage and parenthood to the local Catholic parish of Mt. Carmel in California. There was a Q&A session afterward, too--it's available for download over at the Ruth Refuge. Check out all the other neat stuff the Refuge has to offer by clicking on the Ruth Refuge section of our website.

Direct download: Jul15_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(June 30, 2015) Dr J is Matt Swaim's guest on "The Sonrise Morning Show" to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Direct download: Jul02_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(July 1, 2015) Dr J is once again Al Kresta's guest on "Kresta in the Afternoon" to discuss the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges.

Direct download: Jul01_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT