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Dr. Timothy Rarick has been a Professor of Marriage, Family, & Child Development at BYU-Idaho for the past nine years. Dr. Rarick has worked with several organizations to promote and protect the family through public policy, research, and social media. In 2017, Tim completed a sabbatical working as a Research Fellow for the Marriage & Religion Research Initiative at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC where he has published a research synthesis paper on the unique impact fathers have on their daughters' sexual development, activity, and exploitation. Dr. Rarick was also appointed by the governor of Idaho to serve on the board of the State Department of Health & Welfare. In addition to speaking in Asia, Central America, Europe and all over the U.S. on fatherhood, sexual exploitation, technology, and many other family-related topics, he has presented numerous times at Princeton and the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women. Dr. Rarick has been asked twice by The Holy See to speak at the United Nations on behalf of fathers and the vital role they play in gender equality and women empowerment. He also writes research briefs and testifies for fathers' rights and equal shared parenting in family courts. Tim and his wife, Jodi, have been married for 20 years and have four children.

This is an audio podcast of The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here.

Resources

Direct download: 39-Rarick.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

Betsy Kerekes is the happily married mother of three girls and a boy. She shares amusing, light-hearted stories about her husband and children at parentingisfunny.wordpress.com. Her first book with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage, has three foreign translations. She also wrote 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person with Dr. Morse. She has published multiple articles, has been on numerous radio shows, and was a week-long guest on EWTN's "Women of Grace." She has also done public speaking, including the annual "Parenting with Purpose" conference in Washington, D.C. Her latest book is Be A Happier Parent or Laugh Trying. Betsy serves the Ruth Institute as online editor of our newsletter, our Facebook page, and much more.

This is an audio podcast of an episode of The Dr J Show (full video here.)

Resources and Readings

Direct download: 30-Kerekes-parenting.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(November 2019) It's Friday, and this is an audio podcast of our weekly video broadcast of "The Dr J Show." This week's guest is Katy Faust, founder of Them Before Us, an organization devoted to defending children's rights in family structure. She's written actively on the subject since 2012, filed 3 amicus briefs in support of children's rights, worked with the largest Chinese adoption agency in the world, leads CanaVox in Washington State, and more--stay tuned for her interview in this episode of The Dr J Show.

This is an audio podcast of our newest video project, The Dr J Show. Full video episode is available here.

Direct download: Faust.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 9:44am PDT

(September 26, 2019) Our own Betsy Kerekes gave an interview to Ken Huck on Radio Maria's Meet the Author about her newest book, Be a Happier Parent or Laugh Trying.

Direct download: Sep26_19.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(September 20, 2019) Dr J is invited to speak at the inaugural gathering of "MUMS After Dark" at St Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Phoenix, Arizona. Her talk is entitled "Protecting our Children from the Gender Ideology."

PowerPoint slides are available for this presentation over at our website.

Direct download: Sep20_19.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(May 20, 2019) Betsy Kerekes is Kyle Heimann's guest on his eponymous radio show to discuss her newest book, Be a Happier Parent or Laugh Trying. Betsy co-authored 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage and 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person with Dr. J; in addition to being an author, speaker, and (of course) parent, she wears many hats behind the scenes at the Ruth Institute.

Betsy blogs at parentingisfunny.wordpress.com.

Direct download: May20_19.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(May 9, 2019) Betsy Kerekes is Vanessa Denha-Garmo's guest on Ave Maria Radio's "Catholic Connection." Betsy co-authored 101 Tips for a Happier Marriage and 101 Tips for Marrying the Right Person with Dr. J; today she and Vanessa are discussing Betsy's newest book, Be a Happier Parent or Laugh Trying.

Betsy blogs at parentingisfunny.wordpress.com.

Direct download: May09_19.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(March 27, 2019) Dr J is once again a guest of Mike Romano, Michelle McAloon, and Todd Sylvester on LA Catholic Morning. They're discussing divorce, the sexual revolution, and the Ruth Institute's upcoming Survivors' Summit.

Direct download: Mar27_19.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(August 4, 2018) Dr J is one of the speakers at the Midwest Catholic Family Conference in Wichita, Kansas. This is the first of two talks she's giving at the annual gathering; this one is entitled, "A Parent's Guide to Dealing with Same-Sex Attraction." Some of this content is not suitable for young children.

Direct download: Aug04_18.mp3
Category:parenting -- posted at: 12:00pm PDT

(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
Category:parenting -- 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

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