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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Does Your Family Make a Global Difference? Family Data Researcher Has the Answers

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.

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


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.

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Marriage Reduces Abortion (plus 10 more reasons to support it!)

(January 23, 2020) Dr J is once again a guest of Michelle McAloon, Ellen Taylor, and Mike Romano on LA Catholic Morning. They're discussing how marriage protects against abortion and how you can make the family great again.

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10 Reasons Your Marriage Matters


Survivors Summit on Janet Mefferd Today

The Summit is almost here! One last podcast to tease it before we kick off at 5pm Friday: Dr J appeared on Janet Mefferd Today (last week) to give us a rundown of what to expect. Join us in person or on Facebook, where we're livestreaming the events and festivities in partnership with the Family Research Council.

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Respect Life 2018: Understanding the Sexual Revolution

(October 13, 2018) Dr J is the keynote speaker at the Respect Life Conference in Meriden, Connecticut. She gave two talks; this is the first one, "Understanding the Sexual Revolution," on what the sexual revolution is, its underlying ideologies, and how it moves forward. Stay tuned for her second talk in our regular podcast stream.

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On Secular Arguments for Strengthening Marriage

(July 13, 2018) Dr J is once again a guest of Drew Mariani on his eponymous show on Relevant Radio. They're discussing secular arguments for strengthening marriage…and why they're not enough.

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A Closer Look at Divorce & Remarriage

(June 12, 2018) Dr J is once again Sheila Liaugminas' guest on Relevant Radio's "A Closer Look." They're discussing the Ruth Institute's work with the survivors of the sexual revolution, specifically touching on divorce, remarriage, and the effects on children when their parents "move on."

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Freedom Readers: The Government's Duty to Marriage

(March 14, 2018) Dr J is speaking to Freedom Readers, a project of Grove City College's Center for Vision & Values. Her topic is "The Government's Duty to Marriage: A Not-Exclusively Biblical Approach." Check out our podcast stream if you missed yesterday's talk to one of Grove City's classes, and stay tuned for Q&A afterward.

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From Grove City College: The Government's Duty to Marriage

(March 13, 2018) Dr J is speaking to a class of students at Grove City College near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her topic is "The Government's Duty to Marriage: A Not-Exclusively Biblical Approach." Stay tuned for Q&A afterward, and tune in for tomorrow's talk in the same vein to Freedom Readers, a project of the college's Center for Vision & Values.

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Privatizing Marriage in Alabama

(January 24, 2018) Dr J is once again a guest on Janet Mefferd's radio show to discuss the state of Alabama's recent moves to eliminate marriage licenses and "privatize" marriages. Their senate has passed a motion to handle marriages through affidavits between adults.

Check out "The Government's Duty to Marriage" over at our webstore on ruthinstitute.org.

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Healthy Actions and Expectations Before Saying "I Do"

(January 8, 2018) Dr J is speaking with John Rustin on his radio show, Family Policy Matters. The topic is healthy actions and expectations before saying "I do," and they touch on specifics regarding cohabitation, weddings, divorce, and marriage.

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