Stand Tall In The Sight Of The Father


God should come first, but what does that really mean?

I’m Michael Jaquith. A modern Catholic guy, a podcaster, and a Life Coach. This podcast is dedicated to those guys who really want to grow and become the man God created them to be.

We’ll talk about both practical strategies for managing life, better ways to view and engage the world, and how to take one step closer to standing tall in the sight of the Father.


155 – Beauty and Connection with Michaell Magrutsche

We live in an age that emphasizes systems, order, processes, logic, and efficiency as a primary purpose of our work. In many ways, these indeed have brought tremendous comfort, safety, and convenience to our lives.

But what if we’ve lost something also? What if this overemphasis on systems has cost us the meaning, purpose, and connection that makes human life ultimately worth living?

Join me in this episode as I’m joined by a rather unusual guest. Many of you know that I’m an engineering type of mindset – Mr. Michaell Magrutsche is on almost the opposite end of the temperament. He shares his story about how his inability to complete basic elementary school lead to his artistic success.

Michaell also shares his discoveries about connection, and how choosing people, beauty, and a curious perspective can bring fulfillment and meaning.

You can read more about Michaell’s work at his website: or follow him at

Michaell is not Catholic, and we discuss the importance of beauty, and how his work compares with the teachings of the Catholic faith.

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154 – Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

The Second Greatest Commandment is to “Love Your Neighbor As Yourself.” Sounds simple enough, right?

Maybe not.

First, what does it mean to love “yourself?” Most of us, if we spoke the truth, actually think very poorly of ourselves. We treat ourselves horribly, stealing from our own futures. We are unkind and speak to ourselves with anger.

Then we proceed to “love” our neighbor in the same way.

Join me in this episode as I talk about what we can do to better understand how to live this commandment out. It is not easy. Love is not some fairy-tale concept, but a series of actions, choices, and even a worldview that we go through.

You are called to love many neighbors. Start by learning how to love yourself.

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153 – Phase 2 – Seriously?

There’s a lot of reasons when It is sometimes off the table. But almost all of them make it harder to be a good husband.

What’s worse, for a couple practicing NFP in order to avoid conception, the time when It is off the table is also the time when both parties want It the most!

This is not easy.

Join me in this episode as I talk about some practical ways to look at Phase 2 of NFP, as well as some rules for how to navigate Phase 2. This is not a universally agreed upon topic, and I attempt to treat this with gentleness and respect. This is certainly not something that anyone ever figures out completely.

Please be advised that this topic does discuss human sexuality, and while in a respectful and medical tone, it would be worth considering what audiences should listen to this. Please protect your children! I have marked the content as “explicit” not because there is any swearing, but to make sure it does not accidentally bypass any filter settings. 

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Jay Coltrain

Mechanical Engineer & Entrepreneur

“It has been extremely helpful to have someone that can look at things from an outside perspective and ask objective, and hard, questions and then follow that up with some great resource recommendations. He has helped me question my own assumptions which has allowed me to get clear and focused on my goals and objectives to and be able to make changes in my circumstances and life.”