(January 28, 2014) Betsy Kerekes is Drew Mariani’s guest on his eponymous show, where they discussed marriage–how to have a better one, Ruth’s recent publication “101 Tips for a Happier Marriage,” and related questions. Order the book on Amazon, or check out the store at our website–it makes a great wedding gift.
Oh, and the conference Drew and Betsy mentioned? It’s called “Healing the 21st Century Family.” One day in Carlsbad, California, full of encouragement, healing, and inspiration–and not a polar vortex in sight. Check out our website for the details.
Dr J was in San Francisco yesterday for the Prop 8 hearing (to determine standing) in California’s Supreme Court. While she was there, she was able to interview John Eastman (professor of constitutional law at Chapman University’s school of law and founding director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence) and Austin Nimocks (senior legal counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund and part of its marriage team). Check ‘em out.
Dr. Miriam Grossman, campus psychiatrist at UCLA, author of Unprotected and You’re Teaching My Child What?, and keynote speaker for Ruth Institute’s 2010 “It Takes a Family” Conference, appears on FoxNews’s The O’Reilly Factor to discuss New York state’s requirement of sexual education classes for very young children.
There are several new things up on the podcast page (and more to come). Recent additions include:
On the latest issue (May 16) of her radio show, “From the Front Lines of the Culture War,” Dr J interviewed Andy Crouch, author of “Culture Making: Recovering our Creative Calling.” He’s focused on the things we’re creating and upholding; the “you’re just against this” charge sounds more ridiculous than ever. (Check out CatholicRadioOfSanDiego.com for more information on the show.)
Dr J’s most recent episode of “From the Front Lines of the Culture War” is now up for your listening pleasure. In it, she interviews Bill Duncan, attorney and president of the Marriage Law Foundation, on a wide range of topics. Their discussion includes Prop 8, DoMA, de facto parenting, and more. Check out CatholicRadioOfSanDiego.com for more information on the show.
We also have her interview on Issues, Etc, split into two topical parts. The first deals with the propensity of the Baby Boom generation to solve marital problems–large and small–preferentially with divorce. The second–graphically–explains what passed for an extra-curricular sex ed seminar at Texas A&M and how it’s related to the widespread use of pornography.
(May 4, 2011) Dr J and Todd Wilken meet on Issues, Etc to discuss the federal Defense of Marriage Act, the federal government’s refusal to defend it when challenged in court, and the private legal defense that is stepping into the breach.
(April 29, 2011) Dr J travels to Minnesota to speak at a senate hearing on a proposed marriage amendment to the state constitution. The amendment, along the lines of those passed by popular vote in 31 other states, defines marriage as one man and one woman and would be voted on by the people of Minnesota.
(March 15, 2011) Dr J traveled up to the Los Angeles area for a screening of “Eggsploitation,” Jennifer Lahl’s documentary on the fertility industry–in particular, the way egg donors are used by the process. (Jennifer Lahl is one of Ruth Institute’s academic advisors.) She gives a short talk after the screening but before the author’s Q&A.
During her visit to Nashville for Aquinas College’s “Love & Life in the Divine Plan” conference, Dr J spoke to the Nashville Republican Women about her work with the Ruth Institute, the views of the next generation on marriage, and the consequences of abandoning or redefining the institution of marriage. She has some things to say about where we’ve been, where we’re going, and why we need to stand up for marriage.