Ruth Institute Podcast (family)
Making Marriage Cool -- Standing up for Traditional Marriage

(November 4, 2017) Welcome to our Healing Family Breakdown spiritual workshop! We hold these events all around the country, and we want to give you a taste of the experience. This podcast contains Dr J's introductory talk (with particular emphasis on mercy), a short guided meditation, and an introduction to some of the discussion questions we consider during the workshop. Thanks for joining us!

Want more information? Find out more about the program here. We do these all over the country--find out how to bring one to your community!

Direct download: Nov04_17_HFB1.mp3
Category:Family -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

(August 10, 2017) Dr J is speaking from Alliance Defending Freedom's Areté Academy. The program is geared toward undergrads and fosters education about marriage, family, law, and religious liberty.

Direct download: Aug10_17.mp3
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(July 26, 2017) Dr J gives a brief introduction to our upcoming "Healing Family Breakdown" spiritual workshop at Business Network International. For more information or to register, please visit ruthinstitute.org/events.

Direct download: Jul26_17.mp3
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(May 23, 2017) Dr J is the speaker at St. John Bosco Catholic Church's annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner in Westlake, Louisiana. Her topic is "What the Ruth Institute Can Do for the Priests and People of St. John Bosco;" she also made a special statement to the children who were present.

Direct download: May23_17.mp3
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(May 16, 2017) Dr J is once again a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. They're discussing how you can tell where a society is headed by how it treats its children.

Direct download: May16_17.mp3
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(April 22, 2017) Dr J traveled to Kansas City to participate in their Catholic Women's Conference, Living in Truth. Her topic is "Family Breakdown--and what we can do about it." Stay tuned--she took a few questions afterward, and those are available through our Ruth Refuge podcast stream.

Direct download: Apr22_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
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(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
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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
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(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
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(November 4, 2016) The Serra Club is a national Catholic organization of men and women who encourage and support vocations to the religious life. Here Dr J is speaking at the Serra Club of Lake Charles; her topic is "How Family Breakdown Affects Vocation."

Direct download: Nov05_16.mp3
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(November 4, 2016) Dr J is a guest on The Kristine Franklin Show. This morning, she and Kristine are discussing the modern world's abnormal separation of sex and procreation--and the fallout of the sexual revolution generally.

Direct download: Nov04_16.mp3
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(October 13, 2016) Dr J travels to Smithfield, Rhode Island to speak at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on the theme "Does the Family Have a Future?" Addressing over 100 people, she describes why the family is the basis of society. 

Stay tuned for the second part of her talk or head over to our Ruth Refuge for the Q&As after each talk.

Direct download: Oct14_16.mp3
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(July 7, 2016) Dr J was invited to speak to the Kiwanis Club in Lake Charles on the sexual revolution's effects on family breakdown and what we can do to make things better.

Direct download: Jul07_16.mp3
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(June 9, 2016) Dr J addresses law students participating in the Alliance Defending Freedom's Blackstone Legal Fellowship. In the first part of her talk, she lays the groundwork for the social significance of the family as developed in her book Love and Economics.

Direct download: Jun09_16.mp3
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(April 15, 2016) Dr J addresses Christian faculty, clergy members, and business leaders at the Acton Institute's "Toward a More Free and Virtuous Society" conference. Her talk is entitled "Virtue and Economic Thinking."

Direct download: Apr15_16.mp3
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Is Homo Economicus an Attachment-Disordered Child?

(March 10, 2016) Dr J addresses students, faculty, and community members at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. The event was jointly sponsored by the CUA Anscombe Society (a chapter of the Love & Fidelity Network) and the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. Her talk is entitled "Is homo economicus an attachment-disordered child?" and is inspired by her first book, Love and Economics.

Head on over to the Ruth Refuge for the Q&A session afterward.

Direct download: Mar14_16.mp3
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(February 22, 2016) Dr J is a guest speaker at the Serra Club of Houston, where she gave a talk entitled "The Family is the Seedbed of Religious Vocations." The Serra Club is an international organization of Catholic laypeople dedicated to supporting religious vocations.

Direct download: Feb22_16.mp3
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(January 22, 2016) Dr J is once again Patrick Coffin's guest on Catholic Answers Live. Their topic: keeping the family together through the preservation of marriage.

For more information on "Restoring Marriage Today," the upcoming Catholic Answers Conference in March in San Diego, please check out their website. Hope to see you there!

Direct download: Jan22_16.mp3
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(January 6, 2016) Dr J is once again Molly Smith's guest on From the Median to discuss how the sexual revolution has not provided a solution to our problems--the whole package has been damaging, and we can't ignore some fruits of it while condemning others.

Direct download: Jan06_16.mp3
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(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
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(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
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(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
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(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
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(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
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