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.


105 – State of the Laity with Dave Plisky

Jesus gave the apostles the Great Commission – and in (a slightly different way) gave it to us as well.

The Christian calling is to become an Intentional Disciple – to all vocations.

Yet, how well are we living that calling?

A new study put out by Desales Media and Vinea Research helps to answer this question, and the answer is sobering!

Join me in this episode as Dave Plisky from Desales helps walk me through the results of this new study. He discusses how active and engaged the Catholic community is – even after filtering down to those who are in deep relationship with Our Lord and the Church. We also discuss what you can do to increase your engagement.

You can read the survey results yourself at

As you read it, ask yourself where you fit in – and what would it take for you to find that next level of help. If you don’t know, reach out and contact me – we’ll talk!

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104 – Pure Desire with Nick Stumbo

In the last episode, you heard Bob talk about how Pure Desire helped him break free from pornography. In this episode, we go to the source; Nick describes his work at Pure Desire.

Like so many other guys out there (including me!), he was exposed to pornography at a young age, and became hopelessly addicted…

…but didn’t want to see it that way.

It was just a problem that came up in some “new” way every so often, that he was for sure going to beat, that never really went away.

Even when a perfect opportunity was handed to him to try something new, he knew that it would be a great opportunity for those other guys who were actually addicted!

Thankfully his wife nudged his ribs and persuaded him to do it. His life was transformed forever. Yours can be too!

Join me in this episode as Nick and I discuss his story, and how Pure Desire finally cracked open his addiction enough to allow the healing love of Jesus to restore him. He shares his struggles starting from childhood and into marriage; escape seemed impossible! Yet, with a new and deeper approach, he found his freedom.

You can find out more about the Pure Desire program at

You can also find Nick’s books on Amazon at:

Setting Us Free

SAFE: Creating a Culture of Grace in a Climate of Shame

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103 – Escape from Pornography with Bob Hood

For over 50 years Bob was hopelessly addicted to pornography. Although he consistently tried to hide it, he was eventually caught at work and lost his job. His wife left him for 9 months when he continued to fall again and again.

Bob eventually lost hope that there was anything he could ever do to escape from this addiction. He even believed that God Himself couldn’t set him free.

Until the day he finally decided to step out of the “boat” of his self reliance, and finally surrender to God.

I invite you to join Bob and I in this episode as Bob shares his incredible story of how God stepped into his hopeless addiction to pornography, and finally set him free forever. This is an incredibly emotional journey through hopelessness and pain.

You can find out more about the Pure Desire program at

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