The Wheatley Institution.
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The Wheatley initiative on the family seeks to bring the best scholars and most rigorous scholarship to bear on preserving and strengthening the family as a core institution. Scholarship is focused on not only the demonstrable moral and social benefits of families and family life but also the broader issues facing the family as an institution, including the development of a rigorous intellectual understanding of the family.
28 episodes available.
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averaging 52 mins duration
Ryan T. Anderson, Senior Research Fellow of the Heritage Foundation, talks with Jason Carroll about his book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom. Anderson discusses lessons we can learn from the Pro-Life movement's response to the Roe v Wade decision. He talks about how he came to be passionate about this topic in his ...…
Ryan T. Anderson, Senior Research Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, gives a lecture concerning his thoughts on the breakdown of the family, and what we can do to strengthen families. He speaks concerning the pro-life movement and beliefs about marriage in various settings. Anderson discusses the importance of forming alliances to protect relig ...…
Jenet Erickson, affiliated scholar at the Wheatley Institution, has a chat with Jason S. Carroll. They discuss gender roles between mothers and fathers, and their influence on children. Common misunderstandings about motherhood and feminism. Our society's adult needs taking precedence over children's needs first.…
Jenet Erickson, affiliated scholar at the Wheatley Institution, discusses how a culture centered exclusively on individual rights and desires poses great risks to the most vulnerable among us: our children.
James Kushiner, executive director of the Fellowship of St. James, addresses whether society is losing benefits from an intelligent design view of marriage, claiming that an evolutionary understanding of marriage is detrimental to society.
Jason Carroll, professor at Brigham Young University, presents 3 key fragmentations in our cultural understandings of marriage, claiming that these fragmentations are transforming how we prepare for a successful, loving, and lasting marital relationship.
Jay Budzeszewski, professor at the University of Texas - Austin, invites listeners to build a stronger culture of marriage, asserting that human sexual design demands procreation and union for true partnership.
Melissa Moschella, professor at the Catholic University of America, claims that, despite their widespread societal acceptance, reproductive technologies fail to respect the dignity and rights of the children conceived through them.
Sam Sturgeon, senior research manager at Bonneville Communications, investigates the decline of the family in recent years, citing diminishing marital roles as one element behind the decline, as well as the loss of moral authority.
Jason Carroll, professor at Brigham Young University, shares relationship advice for young single adults, discussing the importance of timing in relationships, the problematic increase in cohabitations, and the sexual chemistry paradox.
Sherif Girgis defends marriage between a man and woman: "It’s permanent, it’s exclusive, it’s a sexual union, and it has some connection to family life and to the wide sharing of goods and therefore, to the common good."
Brad Wilcox, professor at the University of Virginia, argues for earlier marriages, providing evidence that waiting to marry creates more risks, including reduced quality of an eventual marriage, if marriage happens at all.
Brad Wilcox, professor at the University of Virginia, reflects on the ways a natural law perspective fits what is now known scientifically about how marriage matters and why marriage matters to children.