paul coughlin

author | speaker | reformer



Parent Trap: Raising Secure & Courageous Kids in a Tough World
Too many Christian parents are raising spiritual veal: children who are weak and compliant instead of bold, truthful and assertive, the true character of Jesus. Learn about the common and well-intentioned traps that create timid children–the number one target of bullies–and solutions to creating children with integrity instead. Be sure to read Paul’s book, No More Jellyfish, Chicken’s or Wimps.

Paul has a way of communicating that makes you laugh, makes you think, and always has incredibly practical value. —Dr. Jim Burns, President, HomeWord

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Conference for Teens (Ideal for Youth Groups, Camps Retreats and more)

Take Courage: The Forgotten Virtue For Your Heroic Journey Ahead
This conference, ideal for camps and retreats, is unlike any other powerful conference teens have attended. Taken from Paul’s vast experience as a youth coach fornearly 20 years, his ground-breaking research on the nature of courage, and his experience as a father of three teenagers, he shares how courage is the virtue that underpins all other virtues. He explains how essential courage is to spiritual growth, a life lived without regret, and how without courage we are incapable of deep and abiding love–agape–the greatest form of love.

Here Paul appeals to what he calls the “heroic instinct” that exists within us all–but more so in teens than adults. He shows them how to honor, grow and maintain this instinct and to fight against conformity to this world, and to defend human dignity by dispelling the many myths about bullying–a growing epidemic across the country.

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No More Jellyfish Chickens or Wimps
By Paul Coughlin
Bethany House Publishers

Price: $15

This ground-breaking book in the field of parenting explains how with the best of intentions an alarming number of parents are raising fragile, passive and even narcissistic children due to over-parenting. Christian parents aren’t immune, especially when it comes to raising non-assertive children–prime candidates for bullying throughout the school years. Here Coughlin explains how to raise assertive, confident and strong children–the kind who boldly due their part for doing God’s will.

Our job as parents is to raise responsible adults who have courage and character. Paul Coughlin’s wonderful book will equip you for this amazing journey of parenting. It’s a life-changing book. –Jim Burns, Ph.D., President, HomeWord, author of Confident Parenting

This is a powerful book that finally dispels the myth that defending oneself is ‘unchristian.’ As believers we are duty bound to teach our children that honor, justice, courage in the face of adversity, and defending the weak are not only the right things to own and do, they are a Christian’s obligation. Bravo! Paul Coughlin. –Brad Stine, comedian, author, actor

5 Secrets Great Dads Know: Inspiration & Practical Help for Dads
By Paul Coughlin
Bethany House Publishers

Price: $4

Courage. Assertiveness. Love for God. Protecting kids from bullying. These are just some of the traits of great dads found in this short but powerful book. In this accessible and  quick read, Coughlin draws on his experience as a dad, soccer coach, and leading voice in men’s ministries to equip men to be the dads their kids need. Paul challenges men to unleash their God-given potential to raise strong sons and daughters. The perfect gift for Dad when a greeting card isn’t enough.

Special Offer: 5 Secrets is FREE with the purchase of any other book or curriculum

  • 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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