paul coughlin

author | speaker | reformer

No More Jellyfish, Chickens or Wimps

No More Christian Nice Guy Book

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Raising Secure, Assertive Kids in a Tough World

Break the Cycle of “Nice” Parents Raising “Nice” —but Weak— Kids

Today‘s children are more worried and fearful than children of previous generations, and well-intended parents are raising some of the culture’s wimpiest kids. Overprotective mothers and fathers teach their kids to live passively; kids, in turn, become less and less able to make decisions, to strengthen their minds, and to cultivate courage–upon which, wrote C.S. Lewis, all other virtues depend.

Paul Coughlin, father of three school-age children, longtime youth soccer coach, calls parents to bring up sons and daughters who will live out the whole spectrum of the abundant life Jesus came to give us. These children will not only know right from wrong, they will also embrace the integrity and courage to do what‘s right.

Insightful and practical, No More Jellyfish, Chickens, or Wimps will challenge you to spark a change for good in your children.


  1. Timid Living: The Essence of the Problem
  2. What Happened to Courage and Integrity?
  3. Overprotective Parents, Underdeveloped Kids
  4. Links Between Over-Parenting and Social Disaster
  5. The Line Between Protection and Overprotection
  6. Spotting and Repelling Adult Predators
  7. The Dangers of a Nice Christian Upbringing
  8. Truth About Bullies and Victims
  9. Our Choice: Be Part of the Agony, or Part of the Answer
  10. The Protectors: Letting Faith Get in the Way
  11. Where, Parents, Shall Courage Be Found?
  12. Traits of the CourageousIncludes a Self-Test for Parents

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  • Paul Coughlin! He’s amazing. I’m honored to be speaking with him today. Paul has a prophetic message for men. I’m a big fan. He talks about the martial spirit, about the thumos of men, about moving men from being nice to dangerous and good in the image of Jesus Christ. You have to hear this guy.

    Kenny Luck, Men's Pastor
    Saddleback Church, California
    Founder and President of Every Man's Ministries

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Books by Paul

  • No More Christian Nice Girl
  • 5 Secrets Great Dads Know
  • Unleashing Courageous Faith
  • No More Christian Nice Guy
  • No More Jellyfish, Chickens or Wimps
  • Married But Not Engaged


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