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Welcome to our newest project. The Dr. J Show is a weekly broadcast with an interview segment that features some of the foremost leaders and thinkers on issues relating to marriage, family and human sexuality. New episodes come out every Friday; catch them here or over at our YouTube channel.
Posted on: Friday, June 19, 2020
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.
Posted on: Friday, June 12, 2020
Melea Stephens is a practicing marriage and family therapist and an activist leader against sexual exploitation in her home state of Alabama. She is a board member with the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and the founder of Rescue Innocence Movement, a nonprofit created to protect this generation of children from the harms of sexual exploitation through prevention, education, and legislation.
After witnessing the detrimental effects of hardcore pornography in the lives of both children and adults she treated, Melea felt a call to raise awareness about the unacknowledged health and societal harms of this illegal material. Since 2012, Melea has organized several city and statewide events and public awareness campaigns. She frequently partners with anti-trafficking leaders to promote education and meet the needs of survivors of sexual exploitation. Through the Rescue Innocence Movement and with the help of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation and local leaders, she has been instrumental in the launch of the nation’s first emergency treatment program for pediatric survivors of sex trafficking at UAB Hospital. Melea often speaks publicly on topics such as the public health crisis of pornography and enhancing sexual intimacy within the context of Christian marriage. She was also a key leader in the recent passage of the Alabama Resolution to Declare Pornography a Public Health Crisis. Melea longs to see a day when the evil of sexual exploitation is fully extinguished by a majority in society who have grown intolerant of its immense harms and injustices. She believes that, through continued awareness, education, advocacy, and united activism, that day is close within our grasp.
Posted on: Friday, June 05, 2020
Dr. Walter Schumm is a professor of applied family science at Kansas State University where he has taught and conducted research since 1979. Since 2004, he has been publishing research on same-sex parenting and providing a scholarly critique of much of the social science research dealing with homosexuality. In 2018, his book Same-Sex Parenting Research: A Critical Assessment was published by Wilberforce Press.
Dr. Schumm has also published research on marital satisfaction, marital communication, military families, religion and the family, and premarital counseling. He also recently published an article in the journal Religions on early Islamic history. In addition to his academic work, he served in the reserve components of the U.S. Army for 30 years, retiring in 2002 at the rank of colonel. He and his wife Kimberly have been married for 41 years and have seven children and over 25 grandchildren.
Posted on: Friday, May 29, 2020
Dr. Paul Church was a practicing urologist for more than 35 years; he was also involved with clinical research and teaching as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He was fired from his job, his career was destroyed, his life was upended, and his medical license was nearly revoked when he merely advocated for healthy choices, and criticized hospital superiors for promoting unhealthy behaviors.
Dr. Church challenged the administration of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to be more truthful and honest about the negative health consequences inherent with high risk and unhealthy LGBTQIA+ sexual behaviors and to be more respectful of the diversity of religious and moral views regarding sodomy. He was met with increasing efforts to silence his concerns. Despite an outpouring of public support and legal representation from Liberty Counsel, he was expelled from the medical staff in December 2015. Two other hospitals where Dr. Church held appointments for years followed suit and expelled him as well. A fourth hospital revoked their offer to join the medical staff, fearing repercussions from the LGBT community.
Dr. Church is a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association and medical volunteer or leader of eleven short-term medical mission projects in Mexico and Africa. He has two married daughters and six grandchildren. He was honored with a Citizenship Award by MFI in 2015 and a similar award from the Catholic Medical Association in 2016. He retired from clinical practice November 1, 2017.
Posted on: Friday, May 22, 2020
Senior Editor of PJ Media, Tyler O'Neil is an author and conservative commentator. He has written for numerous publications, including Christian Post, National Review, the Washington Free Beacon, the Daily Signal, and the Colson Center's Breakpoint. He has appeared on Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight. He is the author of Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center. He enjoys Indian food, board games, and talking ceaselessly about politics, religion, and culture.
Posted on: Friday, May 15, 2020
Dr. Pat Fagan is Founder and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) at the Family Research Council (now a part of The Catholic University of America). He is also a professional therapist specializing in child, family and marital therapy for couples considering divorce. He publishes and edits Marripedia.org, a Wikipedia-like resource on social sciences of impact of marriage and religious worship.
Dr. Fagan has authored over thirty synthesis papers and has commissioned dozens of original research projects in marriage, family, child development, and religious practice. His decades of analyzing federal surveys and social science studies has proven that marriage is the foundational relationship in society, and fidelity is its foundational virtue. His research has shown that the cultivation of both faithfulness and marriage is integral to all vibrant cultures.
Dr. Fagan began his career as a teacher in Ireland, then became a clinical psychologist specializing in child, family and marital therapy in Canada. Because of his deep concerns about government undermining marriage and the family, he entered the public policy field in the U.S.
He assisted Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.), became Deputy Assistant Secretary for Family and Social Policy at the U.S. Health and Human Services under President George H. Bush. Dr. Fagan is a Senior Fellow of Family and Culture at the Heritage Foundation and a Fellow at The Austin Institute in Texas.
Dr. Fagan and his wife Theresa have eight children and twelve grandchildren.
Posted on: Friday, May 08, 2020
Tracy Shannon is mother of 4 blessings and a grandmother. She has studied what she calls the “neo-morality movement” for 20 years. Tracy’s family was profoundly impacted by the transgender movement many years ago, and that moved Tracy from the sidelines (merely protecting her own children from being inducted into "new" sexual mores) and onto the battlefront in the culture wars. Recently, Tracy has taken on Drag Queen Story Hours in Texas and across the country. She exposed how libraries determined to introduce children to adult entertainers and transsexuals disregarded their own policies allowing sex offenders to be held out as role models to young children in taxpayer-funded public libraries. Tracy is the Texas Director for MassResistance Texas, and led parents there in pushing back against the debauched drag queen program for children as young as four. She has also contributed to research of the programs across the nation and helped parents in several states push back against this programming.
Posted on: Friday, May 01, 2020
Dr. Donald Hilton is a neurosurgeon specializing in spine surgery. Dr. Hilton graduated cum laude with his medical degree from the University of Texas-Galveston. He did his surgery internship and residency in neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Hilton currently serves as a clinical associate professor of neurology at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio and is nationally recognized for developing the first tubular dilating system. This system has widely impacted surgical treatment for herniated discs, degenerative joints, and spinal stenosis. Dr. Hilton is a published author of several book chapters, peer-reviewed journals, and a book, titled He Restoreth My Soul.
Dr. Donald Hilton has spoken nationally and internationally. Additionally, Dr. Hilton is venerated for his work presenting the neurological impact of pornography addiction on the brain, receiving the Guardian of the Light award in 2008. He is a member of Neurological Associates of San Antonio, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Medical Medical Association.
Posted on: Friday, April 24, 2020
Steven W. Mosher is an internationally recognized author and the foremost Western authority on China and on population issues, as well as an acclaimed and sought-after speaker. He has worked tirelessly since 1979 to fight coercive population control programs and has helped hundreds of thousands of women and families worldwide.
In 1979, Steven was the first American social scientist to visit mainland China. He was invited there by the Chinese Communist government, where he had access to government documents and actually witnessed women being forced to have abortions under the “one-child policy:” killing preborns in the seventh, eighth, and ninth month of pregnancy. Steven was a pro-choice atheist at the time, but witnessing these traumatic abortions led him to reconsider his convictions and to eventually become a practicing, pro-life Roman Catholic.
Steven has appeared numerous times before Congress as an expert in world population, China, and human rights abuses. He has also made TV appearances on Good Morning America, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, 20/20, FOX and CNN news, as well as being a regular guest on talk radio shows across the nation. He is also the author of the best-selling A Mother’s Ordeal: One Woman’s Fight Against China’s One-Child Policy. Among his many other books are Population Control and Bully of Asia: Why 'China's Dream' is the New Threat to World Order.
Articles by Steve have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Reader’s Digest, The New Republic, The Washington Post, National Review, Reason, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Freedom Review, Linacre Quarterly, Catholic World Report, Human Life Review, First Things, and countless other publications.
Steven Mosher lives in Virginia with his wife, Vera, and their nine children.
Posted on: Friday, April 17, 2020
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.