Podcasts

Welcome to the Ruth Institute podcast page! This is one of my favorite places on the entire site! Here we've collected recordings of my speeches, interviews, and other programs for you to enjoy. Some of these podcasts are from live lecture halls, speeches or rallies. Others are from radio interviews. In all cases, you receive the benefit of the Ruth Institute knowledge and experience on all issues relating to the Sexual Revolution.

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The Theology of Home: Dr Carrie Gress on The Dr J Show

(November 15, 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 Dr. Carrie Gress, editor of Theology of Home, writer, author, mother, and more. Stay tuned for her interview in this episode of The Dr J Show.

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


Are Adults Selfishly Using Children? Katy Faust on the Dr. J Show

(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.

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


A New Study on the Contagiousness of Divorce

(November 15, 2019) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on "Issues, Etc." They're discussing the ways divorce functions as a social contagion, spring boarding off a Pew report last month to that effect.

Pew Research Center article: Is Divorce Contagious?

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Why Celibacy? Reclaiming the Fatherhood of the Priest (Fr. Carter Griffin on The Dr J Show)

(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 Fr Carter Griffin, rector of St John Paul II Seminary and author of Why Celibacy: Reclaiming the Fatherhood of the Priest. They're discussing priests' ministry, celibacy, and more--stay tuned for this episode of The Dr J Show.

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


Florida is Sued Over Reparative Therapy? Robert Vazzo on Dr. J

It's Friday, and this is an audio podcast of our weekly video broadcast of "The Dr J Show." This week's guest is Robert Vazzo, marriage and family therapist and specialist in helping clients to overcome unwanted same-sex attraction. He was recently involved in a lawsuit involving the state of Florida and conversion therapy bans--stay tuned to hear all about that and more on this episode of The Dr J Show.

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



How We Can Save the Church From Within: Kevin Wells on the Dr J Show

(October 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 Kevin Wells, former sports reporter and author of The Priests We Need and Burst, A Story of God's Grace When Life Falls Apart. He and Dr J are discussing infertility, good priests, bad priests, and more in this episode of The Dr J Show.

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



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#SaveJames

#SaveJames

(October 25, 2019) This Friday, we have some urgent action items for you with regards to a breaking case in Texas. James Younger, a 7-year-old boy, appears to be being forced to live as a girl by his non-biological mother. He is in danger of being chemically and possibly surgically transitioned in addition to being forced to wear dresses, a train of craziness that began when he watched "Frozen" and liked the character Elsa. We're making available hotlines to Governor Abbott, petitions, and generally raising awareness, which may have an effect on Judge Kim Cooks' handling of this case. More details in this special breaking news episode of The Dr J Show.

Governor Abbott's opinion hotline is (512) 463-1782 or gov.texas.gov/contact, to reach Texas governor Greg Abbott. The Judge handling this case is Democrat Kim Cooks of the 255th Family District Court. The hashtag for this issue is #SaveJames. Keep the heat on!

LifePetitions also has a SaveJames petition, currently with over 76,000 signatures: Support Dad and Texas Governor's bid to save 7-year-old boy from being turned into girl

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


Custody Dispute between Parents Who Disagree about Sexually Transitioning Their Son

(October 24, 2019) Dr J is once again Todd Wilkin's guest on Issues, Etc. They're discussing the terrible case of James Younger, which involves issues surrounding transition of a minor, parental custody, divorce, and artificial reproductive technologies.

Dr J mentioned a segment of our new video podcast where she interviewed Brandon Showalter for a broad overview of the current transgender movement; that's available here.

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Trauma and the Best Ways to Help the Victims: Dr. Deborah Rodriguez interview

By now you know the drill: it's Friday, and this is an audio podcast of our weekly video broadcast of "The Dr J Show." This week's guest is Dr. Deborah Rodriguez, a pediatrician whose specialty is working with children and families who've experienced trauma, including survivors of abuse and human trafficking. She works with the Hopeful Hearts Ministry and the Maria Goretti Network, and she's a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect.

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Resources:


  • Hopeful Hearts Ministry, hopefulheartsministry.org (any survivor of any abuse)
  • Maria Goretti Network, mgoretti.org (peer support group with chapters in the US)
  • Adorned in Grace, adornedingracetacoma.com (ministry to prevention and restoration of human trafficking survivors and any survivor of trauma/abuse)
  • Mending the Soul, mendingthesoul.org (books, support groups, lots of educational material from a Christian perspective)
  • John Paul II Healing Center, jpiihealingcenter.org (resources, retreats, Catholic)

Reading Recommendations

Action Item: Buy the book Abuse of Trust. Read it! Give it to your pastor, school principal or anyone else involved in ministry. Give it a positive review on Amazon!

Follow the guidelines of trauma-informed ministry:

  • Realize that trauma/abuse exist and is very common
  • Recognize the signs of trauma
  • Respond in a trauma-informed way (using the VEEL approach)
  • Avoid re-traumatization
  • Consider setting up a trauma-informed church/school/family to create a safe place for survivors to begin to heal

 


What are we doing to children? Dr. Cretella talks about gender dysphoria

So we're trying a new content stream--a news-y video program called "The Dr J Show." Dr J gets to meet a lot of experts in her line of work, and we'd like to also introduce them to you. This is the audio of our fourth episode's interview with guest Dr Michelle Cretella. She's executive director of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds), and she's also one of the world's most outspoken critics of gender ideology in pediatrics. Dr J has her complete bio and a great conversation coming up.

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