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

(March 29, 2017) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the political views of the upper classes--and how the elites feel free to use force of all kinds to bend everyone else to their particular definition of "truth." Check out the article that inspired this topic, "The Upper Class is Communist," over at Dr J's blog, drjs.blog. Thanks, too, to the listener who shouted this out as "the soundbite of the decade."

Direct download: Mar29_17.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(March 23, 2017) Dr J is speaking with Jon Leonetti on his morning show on Iowa Catholic Radio about Ruth Institute's "Go to Confession" campaign.

Direct download: Mar23_17.mp3
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(March 16, 2017) Dr J is speaking with John Harper on Relevant Radio's Morning Air about Ruth Institute's "Go to Confession" campaign.

Direct download: Mar16_17.mp3
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(March 13, 2017) Dr J is once again Dina Marie Hale's guest on her "In Person" segment of Mater Dei's Morning Drive. They're discussing the genesis and work of the Ruth institute--how a purely economic model fails to account for the work of the family.

Direct download: Mar13_17.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 5:48pm PDT

(March 10, 2017) Dr J is once again a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. They're discussing how people leave the faith as a result of family breakdown. Their discussion was sparked by the new book Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home by Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez.

Direct download: Mar10_17.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(March 8, 2017) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the "Day Without a Woman" strike.

Direct download: Mar08_17.mp3
Category:abortion -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(March 3, 2017) Jennifer Johnson, Ruth Institute's Associate Director, is speaking with John Rustin on his radio show, Family Policy Matters. They're discussing family structure equality for children and Jennifer's new booklet, Marriage and Equality: How Natural Marriage Upholds the Ideal of Equality for Children.

Direct download: Mar03_17.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(March 2, 2017) Dr J is once again Sheila Liaugminas' guest on Relevant Radio's A Closer Look. They're discussing several current projects of the Ruth Institute, including our Roses from Ruth shout-outs, Healing Family Breakdown retreats, and more.

Direct download: Mar02_17.mp3
Category:sexual revolution -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(February 25, 2017) Betsy Kerekes, our director of online publications, traveled to Bethesda, Maryland to participate in the Family Institute of Washington's annual Parenting with Purpose conference. Her topic was "Tips for Happy Marriage and Effective Parenting." When she's not keeping all of our ducks in a row at the Ruth Institute, Betsy also blogs at parentingisfunny.wordpress.com.

Direct download: Feb25_17.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(February 24, 2017) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the recent ruling handed down by a South Carolina federal judge that same-sex parents must be listed on a child's birth certificate.

Direct download: Feb24_17.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(February 15, 2017) Dr J is Dina Marie Hale's guest on Mater Dei Radio's Morning Drive. They're discussing the Ruth Institute's newest book, 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person, authored by Dr. Morse and Betsy Kerekes.

Direct download: Feb15_17.mp3
Category:101 Tips -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(February 13, 2017) Jennifer Johnson, Ruth Institute's Associate Director, is speaking with Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. They're discussing cohabitation.

Direct download: Feb13_17.mp3
Category:love & sex -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(February 10, 2017) Dr J is interviewed by Greg Corombos on Dateline: Washington, Radio America's nationally syndicated news magazine. They're discussing a new survey on sex and singles released by Match.com that details the degree of casual sex among singles in today's culture.

Direct download: Feb10_17.mp3
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(February 9, 2017) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing assistance to the poor and the way its administration often penalizes marriage.

Direct download: Feb09_17.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(February 8, 2017) Dr J is once again Sheila Liaugminas' guest on Relevant Radio's A Closer Look. They're discussing matters of the heart during National Marriage Week: 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person, marriage, the effects of divorce on children, government and cultural pressures, and more.

Direct download: Feb08_17.mp3
Category:101 Tips -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(January 30, 2017) Jennifer Johnson is once again Molly Smith's guest on From the Median. They're discussing her just-released book, Marriage and Equality: How Natural Marriage Upholds the Ideal of Equality for Children. They also touch on the general interrelatedness of the marriage and life issues.

Jennifer's book can be found at our store in several formats--check it out!

Direct download: Jan30_17.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(January 17, 2017) Dr J was the keynote speaker at this year's Respect Life banquet, sponsored by the Roman Catholic diocese of Lake Charles, Louisiana. She's speaking on the sexual revolution and its victims--and the path forward.

Direct download: Jan17_17.mp3
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(November 21, 2016) Dr J was invited to speak at the Altar Society in Lake Charles on the work and history of the Ruth Institute.

Direct download: Jan13_17.mp3
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(January 10, 2017) Dr J traveled to Phoenix to participate in the Courage Conference, a Roman Catholic organization dedicated to helping persons with same-sex attraction live chaste lives and seek holiness. Her topic was "Understanding the Sexual Revolution."

Direct download: Jan10_17.mp3
Category:same-sex unions -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(January 9, 2017) Jennifer Johnson, Ruth Institute's Associate Director, is speaking with Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. They're discussing no-fault divorce.

Direct download: Jan09_17.mp3
Category:divorce -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT