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The Patrick Coffin Show | Interviews with influencers | Commentary about culture | Tools for transformation

The Patrick Coffin Show podcast features weekly interviews with A-list influencers and outliers in the effort to recover the Judeo-Christian roots of the culture. Patrick is the Canadian-born former host of Catholic Answers Live, and he has raving fans around the world. He injects these fascinating interviews with his own distinctive blend of depth and levity. If you’re tired of politically correct mediaspeak, you want to see God back in the public square, and you’re not allergic to having a laugh, this is the place to be.
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Apr 25, 2017

God says he hates divorce (Malachi 2:16). Jesus tells his followers that Moses only permitted divorce because of the hardness of their hearts, and that divorce and remarriage constituted adultery (Matthew 19). Yet our culture has become more and more pro-divorce since no fault divorces laws were first passed (under Gov. Ronald Reagan in 1969). Divorce has lost its stigma.

Dr. Diane Medved has written a comprehensive antidote to the “grass is greener” propaganda with her latest book, Don’t Divorce: Powerful Arguments for Saving and Revitalizing Your Marriage.

Married for 30 years to nationally syndicated radio host Michael Medved (who was a guest on Episode 002 of the show, talking about his new book The American Miracle: Divine Providence in the Rise of the Republic,  Dr. Medved doubles down on the message of her 1989 book The Case Against Divorce.

If you’re in a troubled marriage and are tempted to part ways, or you’re looking for data-driven reasons why divorce is a calamity for the whole family (and often for the friends of the divorcing couples), she has amassed an impressive array of evidence from the social sciences and her own practice.

In this interview, the observantly Jewish clinical psychologist makes all the important distinctions and offers actionable responses for couples undergoing trials within their marriages. This is a great one share with them!

 

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Apr 18, 2017

Smart phones have given rise to a nation of zombies. You see them everywhere, staring vacantly at their glowing screens in restaurants, amusement park line-ups, in churches, park benches, and family dining room tables.

In his book Glow Kids, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras has laid his finger on a growing problem that few are willing to tackle let alone diagnose and treat. Some people even argue that glowing screens might even be good for kids as a form of interactive educational tool.

This interview will shed light on the causal connection between smart phone use and school shootings, lethargy, and general anger management issues (notice how kids react when their visual drug is taken from them!) Parents, teachers, and pastors, listen up!

Apr 11, 2017

Father Sean speaks with a firm, quiet authority about pornography. It’s not just because he’s a priest of the High Priest Jesus Christ, nor that he’s the Theological Advisor to Integrity Restored (www.integrityrestored.com).

It’s also because, starting at a very young age, he got ensnared by the shiny darkness of compulsive porn use. His counsel is therefore personal, experiential. In this revealing interview, he recalls the disturbing but ultimately healing experience of meeting a former porn actor – whom he (Father Sean) recognized as someone who appeared in a porn VHS he had seen countless times. Only Providence could have arranged such an encounter and produce such a strong dose of restoration…

This is a conversation laden with rich scriptural insights into the question of our deepest identity, and the irreplaceable presence of God’s love to bring full and lasting healing from any kind of addiction.

 

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Apr 4, 2017

Clay Olsen is a man on a mission. The organization he cofounded and now leads, fightthenewdrug.org, is dedicated to education young people of all ages understand the nature of pornography addiction but also the emotional and social harms occasioned by even “moderate” or “occasional” porn use.

FTND is not faith-based and doesn’t rely on religious principles to engage the phenomenon. It’s all about the science of how porn affects the brain and the quality of relationships. And it is filled with high-quality media content of may different kinds.

In our interview Clay shares many stories about the struggle toward recovery, including a heartbreaking personal anecdote about a nine-year-old girl who found hardcore porn online and ended up watching it nightly for months on end before her parents found out and intervened.

Parents: Get. A. Clue. The pornography industry never sleeps, is always on the prowl, and doesn’t negotiate with its hostages.

 

BOOK RECOMMENDED IN THIS EPISODE

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures   

by Kristen Jensen and Dr. Gaily Poynter

The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography 

By Matthew Fradd

 

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