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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 26, 2020
Award-winning journalist Sue Ellen Browder has addressed members of the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows, including the Today Show, Oprah, EWTN News Nightly, and Fox News. She has published hundreds of articles in many national magazines and newspapers, including Reader's Digest, Woman's Day, the National Catholic Register, and Cosmopolitan. As the author of Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women's Movement and Sex and the Catholic Feminist (both published by Ignatius), Sue Ellen has spoken at many pro-life conferences around the country, including the 2020 March for Life Conference and the Pro-Life Summit.
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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.