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Paul Coughlin Christian Blog and Commentary Archives

Paul Coughlin

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Paul Coughlin is a former newspaper editor and is the author of numerous books, including the No More Christian Nice Guy, and Raising Bully-Proof Kids. He is the Founder of The Protectors: Freedom From Bullying—Courage, Character & Leadership for Life, (www.theprotectors.org), which provides a values-based and faith-based program that combats the cruelty of adolescent bullying in schools, summer camps, Sunday School, and other places where bullying is prevalent.

He is a popular speaker who has appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, 700 Club, Focus on the Family, C-SPAN, The LA Times, FamilyLife Radio, HomeWord with Jim Burns, The New York Times, Newsweek and other media outlets. He is a regular keynote speaker with Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conferences.

His freedom-from-bullying program is used by hundreds throughout North America as well as in England, Australia, Uganda, New Zealand, Brazil, and South Africa. The Protector’s has partnered with Saddleback Church’s Justice & Trafficking Initiative in creating the first-ever Justice Begins on the Playground seminar that helps both faith-based and values-based organizations diminish bullying.

He is a Boys Varsity Soccer Coach in Southern Oregon, where he was voted Coach of the Year twice, and where he is also a member of the Board of Trustees. He and his wife Sandy have three teenagers and live in Medford, Oregon. Contact him at: paul@theprotectors.org

Justice & Silent Night's Forgotten Lyrics

A mother's cry for her son helps reveal the forgotten lyrics of one of our favorite Christmas songs.

Bullying, School Shootings & Promise of Redemption

Most school shootings have bullying as their motive. Together, we can prevent the next one from happening

Bullying is "Why we left the church for good."

Bullying, one of the least recognized, anti-family forces today, is causing more people to leave Church.

What is a Life Worth? Ask Mother Jill Moore

Bullying is now the leading form of youth violence. Now there's a faith-based solution to stop it.

What Really Killed Kaitlyn Boris?

When hope is lost for targets of serial bullying, all things become possible.

Confessions of a Real 'Mean Girl' II

Do people bully due to self-hate or self-love?

Confessions of a Real 'Mean Girl'

Bullies bully due to self-love—not self-hate.

Unforgiven

Bullying, a high school reunion, and the struggle to forgive.

Welcome to our Freedom-From-Bullying Movement

It's time to change history within history together.

911 (x5)

A woman in blue creates an unlikely passage for my son

The Journey From Christian Nice Girl to God's Good Woman

You may have some lonely times on the road to becoming God's Good Woman.

Passive, Self-Defeating, Success-Limiting Behaviors of Christian Nice Girls

Women bond by sharing the intimate details of their lives, so they naturally tend to carry this behavior over into work settings.

Christian Nice Girls: How Nice Cripples Your Work

God can use competition to help you mature and become more like the 360-degree Jesus.

Christian Nice Wives

Christian Nice Wives are often looking for precise Scripture interpretations, because they are afraid of making a mistake and angering God, or of not living up to the CNWife expectations of others.

Marriage: How Nice Messes Up Matrimony

Dating Mr. Right

Dating: How Nice Attracts Mr. Wrong

Friendships and Family: How Nice Wrecks Your Relationships

False niceness can never and will never produce an authentic, deeply meaningful relationship, just like weeds won't magically produce zinnias.

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