“This was very providential for me. I am a product of the 60s and at the time a fallen away Catholic looking for love in all the wrong places and for all the wrong reasons (like the country/western song lyrics). I married, contracepted, and after 24 years of struggle, divorced. I considered myself a failure since I did not follow in my father and mother’s footsteps. This documentary permitted me to see the forces at play (including my own failure to attend church) step by step and that the divorce was almost a given. But the movie was also healing, helping me to understand the strong influences of the world and how one can fall without the foundation of faith offered by Holy Church’s teaching. The feeling of my failure which still persisted was lifted. I am more convinced of the wisdom of our Church and that without Her we are a ship without a rudder or sails or oars, bound to drift into dangerous waters which one is not equipped to navigate. Perhaps there are some women out there for whom this documentary will also serve as a similar awakening/healing. It certainly is much needed by young people in our permissive culture. Blessings to all who worked on Unprotected – I will do my best to promote it!”
WHO IS INVOLVED
We have an amazing lineup of experts in this film including Jennifer Fulwiler, Christopher West, Jason and Crystalina Evert, Patrick Coffin, Jennifer Roback Morse, Janet Smith, Benjamin Wiker, Leila Miller, Sue Ellen Browder, Mark Regnerus, and Don Asci.
Janet E. Smith holds the Father Michael J. McGivney Chair of Life Ethics at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. She is the author, editor or contributor to various works on Life Issues, Bioethics, Humanae Vitae, Same Sex Attraction, and Catholic Moral Theology. More than two million copies of her talk, Contraception: Why Not have been distributed.
“Alice Owens” is the pen name of the anonymous author of “Good Catholic Girl: The Harm of the Hookup Culture and How One Woman Transcended It.” In honest, conversational prose, Alice describes her date-rape in college—and the campus culture that she argues precipitated it—revealing a fundamental cultural sickness, which has consequences especially dangerous for women.
Damon Owens, an international speaker and evangelist for over 20 years, is the founder and executive director of joytob. Following four-years as the first executive director of the Theology of the Body Institute in Philadelphia, he served as Chairman of the 2016 International Theology of the Body Congress. In 2002 after 16 years in the technology sector, he sold out of his firm and founded Joy-Filled Marriage New Jersey, and New Jersey Natural Family Planning Association, non-profit organizations dedicated to building a marriage culture through training, seminars, and conferences.
Christopher West is a best-selling author, speaker, and world renowned expert in John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. He is also founder of The Cor Project, whose mission is to equip men and women to learn, live, and share the beauty of the divine plan for human life, love, and sexuality in a new evangelization.
Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse is the founder of The Ruth Institute, a global non-profit organization focused on keeping the family together, protecting the rights of children and helping the millions of people who have been harmed by family breakdown. She is the author of several books, including The Sexual Revolution and Its Victims.
Sue Ellen Browder is the author of Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement. She is a freelance writer who has appeared on Oprah, the Today Show, and hundreds of radio talk shows. Her work for Cosmopolitan, New Woman, Woman’s Day, and other magazines has given her a lifetime of experience with the women’s movement as it unfolded in the media, both on the public stage and behind the scenes.
Dr. Benjamin Wiker is a Senior Fellow at the Veritas Center for Ethics and Public Life, Franciscan University, and Director of Human Life Studies at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. He has published twelve books. He is also the writer and host of EWTN’s Saints vs Scoundrels.
Carrie Gress has a doctorate in philosophy from the Catholic University of America and is a faculty member at Pontifex University. Dr. Gress is the author of Nudging Conversions: A Practical Guide to Bringing Those You Love Back to the Church, Ultimate Makeover: The Transforming Power of Motherhoodand co-author with George Weigel of City of Saints; A Pilgrim’s Guide to John Paul II’s Krakow. Her latest book, The Marian Option: God’s Solution to a Civilization in Crisis, was released May, 2017.
Jason Evert is the founder, with his wife Crystalina, of the Chastity Project. He has spoken to more than one million people about the virtue of chastity. He is a best-selling author of more than ten books, including “Theology of the Body for Teens,” and “How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul.”
Mark Regnerus is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and a senior fellow at the Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture. The author of three books from Oxford University Press and nearly 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals, his research and scholarly essays have appeared in media outlets as diverse as Slate and First Things.
Crystalina Evert is the founder of Women Made New Ministries and the co-founder of Chastity Project. She is a best-selling author of the books Pure Womanhood, How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul, and the curriculum YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body.