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

(June 27, 2017) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the United States' Supreme Court ruling on same-sex parents' names on children's birth certificates.

Direct download: Jun27_17.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(March 28, 2017) Jennifer Johnson, Ruth Institute's Associate Director, is speaking with Steve and Becky Greene of Immaculate Heart Radio's The Catholic Conversation. 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: Mar28_17.mp3
Category:parenting -- 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

(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

(November 8, 2016) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing domestic violence against children, specifically in situations involving a live-in boyfriend or other unrelated adult.

Direct download: Nov08_16.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(August 16, 2016) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the historic low in the United States' fertility rate. They also briefly touch on the first legal challenge to United States polygamy law...

Direct download: Aug16_16.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(June 17, 2016) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. This Father's Day, they're discussing the social impact of fathers.

Direct download: Jun18_16.mp3
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(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

Polygamy & Triple Parenting on "Eagle Forum Live"

(January 4, 2014) Dr J is a guest on Phyllis Schlafly's "Eagle Forum Live," where they discussed marriage, polygamy, triple parenting, and many other family issues current in American culture.

Direct download: Jan06_14.mp3
Category:parenting -- 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

Austin, MN: Shocking News

(April 21, 2013) Dr J is part of the "Minnesota for Marriage" bus tour. Here's her talk at the tour's stop in Austin, "Shocking News." Stay tuned--more material from the tour is coming up.

Direct download: Apr29a_13.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 1:03pm PDT

Dr J & Austin Muck on "A Closer Look"

(October 10, 2012) Dr. J and Austin Muck, are guests of Sheila Liaugminas on Relevant Radio's "A Closer Look." They're discussing the essential public purpose of marriage--why government is involved in the institution at all. Austin interned at the Ruth Institute as part of the Alliance Defending Freedom's Blackstone Legal Fellowship.

Direct download: Oct11_12.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 8:21am PDT

Marriage, Family, and Civic Responsibility

(October 6, 2012) Dr. J speaks on marriage, economics, and social issues at a workshop on civic responsibility to Opus Dei, a Catholic women's organization, from Pasadena, California.

Direct download: Oct10_12.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:39pm PDT

New Research on the Children of Same-Sex Parents

(June 12, 2012) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss that study that keeps popping up claiming "children of gay parents do just as well as children of straight parents." Early in June 2012, a couple of studies came out that asked the children of homosexual parents exactly that question. Want to hear what they said? Stay tuned...

Direct download: Jul20_12.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 3:00am PDT

California Bill would Allow a Child more than Two Legal Parents

(July 3, 2012) We haven't had any of Dr J's Issues, Etc interviews on here for a while, but she's still giving them as regularly as ever! In this one, she and Todd Wilken discuss parenting developments in California--the state is considering removing the two parent limit.

Direct download: Jul18_12.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:59pm PDT

Tactics of the Lifestyle Left

(January 17, 2012) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the recent study put out by the Chicago Business School on boys, behavioral problems, and the influence of mothers and fathers.

Direct download: Jan24_12.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 9:50am PDT

La Crosse Conference: On the Redefinition of Marriage and Parenthood

(October 11, 2011) Dr J speaks at the Conference for the Priests and Deacons of La Crosse, Wisconsin on same-sex unions and the redefinition of parenthood.

Direct download: Oct14_11.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 8:27am PDT

Effects of Cohabiting Parents on Children

(August 30, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the effects of cohabiting parents on children--does having married parents really make a difference?

Direct download: Sep02_11.mp3
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Biology trumps Politics: A Child Custody Case in the Ohio Supreme Court

(July 19, 2011) Dr J, Austin Muck, and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the Ohio Supreme Court custody case whose ruling affirmed biological parental rights.

Direct download: Aug04_11.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:34pm PDT

Are Fathers Optional?

(June 7, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the marginalization of fathers and fatherhood in our culture.

Direct download: Jul02_11.mp3
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Commencement Address: Providence Academy

(June 3, 2011) Dr J delivers the commencement address at Providence Academy on the spiritual calling of every human being.

Direct download: Jun16_11.mp3
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Absent Motherhood

(March 8, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc. to discuss author Rahna Reiko Rizzuto's attempts to justify abandoning her family.  One wonders if she would be a guest on so many television shows if she were male instead of female.

Direct download: Mar09_11.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 8:41am PDT

Dr J on "Religion, Politics, and the Culture"

(March 2, 2011) Dr J appears on Dennis O'Donovan's "Religion, Politics, and the Culture" to discuss the links between redefining marriage and redefining parenthood and her recent trip to testify before the Rhode Island legislature.

Direct download: Mar03_11.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 10:53am PDT

Marriage Equality: Impossible (@ ASU)

(November 30, 2010) Dr J speaks at Arizona State University on why marriage "equality" is impossible, based on the mechanics of parenthood in each case.  Since marriage redefinition is using parenthood to wedge the door open (so to speak), this issue is highly cogent even though not all married couples are parents.

Direct download: Dec07_10.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Marriage, Sex, and Social Justice

(November 19, 2010) Dr J speaks at Gordon College's convocation on the topics of marriage, sex, and social justice.  Her emphasis is on parenting and the way these decisions can positively (or adversely) affect child development.

Dr J's first lecture at Gordon College, "Sexual Liberation among the Urban Poor," is available here.

Direct download: Dec06_10.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:14pm PDT