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Christian Doctor's Digest - April 2017

In This Edition
  • Valerie Huber – Ascend (Abstinence Education) / Sex Ed
  • Os Guinness – Impossible People
  • Jeanne Mancini – March For Life – abortion and the battle for life in the U.S.

Valerie Huber – Ascend (Abstinence Education) / Sex Ed

Individual Interview Location: 3:08

Valerie Huber thinks too many adults have given up on youth. Too many adults believe teens are unable to wait for sex. But the facts tell a much more optimistic story, and she thinks people should know. She regularly meets with Congress and the Administration and represents this issue in the media, including the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, NPR and Fox News. Valerie is the co-founder and President/CEO of Washington-based Ascend, an organization that represents the field of sexual risk avoidance (SRA) and those who help youth avoid negative risks, especially sexual risk. She thinks that as long as the government continues to craft sex education policy, a priority should be given to the skills that help teens achieve more by avoiding sexual risk and improving their future prospects. For more information, visit


Time for a Pure Revolution
by Doug Herman



Os Guinness – Impossible People

Individual Interview Location: 21:55

Os Guinness, DPhil, is a prolific writer, speaker and social critic. He is the author or editor of more than 30 books, including Fool’s Talk, Renaissance, A Free People’s Suicide, Unspeakable, The Call, Time for Truth and The Case for Civility. Guinness was previously a freelance reporter with the BBC, a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies. Born in China to missionary parents, he is the great-great-great-grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer. A prominent social critic, Guinness is the founder of the Trinity Forum and was senior fellow there until 2004, conducting seminars for leaders around the world and publishing seven major curricula. He has been a frequent speaker and seminar leader at political and business conferences in both Europe and the United States. His countless addresses at leading universities worldwide have helped to influence an entire generation of thinkers. Guinness has had a lifelong passion to make sense of our extraordinary modern world and to stand between the worlds of scholarship and ordinary life, helping each to understand the other—particularly when advanced modern life touches on the profound issues of faith. He lives with his wife Jenny in McLean, Virginia.


Impossible People
by Os Guinness



Jeanne Mancini – March For Life – abortion and the battle for life in the U.S.

Individual Interview Location: 48:30

Jeanne Mancini is President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. In this capacity, she directs the small non-profit organization committed to restoring a culture of life in the United States, most notably through the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., held on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Jeanne previously worked with the Family Research Council (FRC), where she focused on issues related to the inherent dignity of the human person, including abortion, women’s health and end-of-life issues. Prior to FRC Jeanne worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of the Secretary. Her federal government experience includes global health policy, as well as domestic and international healthcare issues. Before working in public policy, Jeanne worked for the Catholic Church in a variety of positions involving educating on life issues, human sexuality, marriage and family. Jeanne has made frequent media appearances on MSNBC, CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS and others. Her writings have appeared in The New York TimesU.S. News and World Report, USA Today, the Washington Post and others. Jeanne holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from James Madison University and a master’s degree in the theology of marriage and family from the Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. Jeanne resides in northern Virginia with her husband David. For more information, visit


Empty Arms
Wendy Williams & Ann Caldwell


Girls Uncovered
Joe S. McIlhaney, Jr., MD, and Freda McKissic Bush, MD, with Stan Guthrie