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Jay Payleitner


Jay Payleitner

Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for The Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He’s also a popular speaker at men's events and the author of the bestselling 52 THINGS KIDS NEED FROM A DAD, 365 WAYS TO SAY "I LOVE YOU" TO YOUR KIDS and 52 THINGS WIVES NEED FROM A HUSBAND. He has also served as an AWANA director, a wrestling coach, and executive director of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative. Jay and his wife, Rita, make their home in the Chicago area, where they’ve raised five great kids and loved on 10 foster babies.

Jay Payleitner

Books by Jay Payleitner

by Jay Payleitner - Christian, Nonfiction, Parenting

Though the science of raising children remains a mystery, Jay Payleitner, bestselling author of 52 THINGS KIDS NEED FROM A DAD and veteran dadmeister of five grown kids, will spark new ideas with fresh suggestions for engaging your kids, dad-to-dad humor that will lift to your perspective, reminders that God is in the fathering trenches with you, ways to teach your kids by showing them instead of telling them, and much more.

by Jay Payleitner - Christian, Nonfiction, Parenting

Dad, you love your kids to pieces. But how to talk to them --- and about what --- can be one of the big mysteries in raising children. Bestselling author and veteran dad Jay Payleitner comes to the rescue with a carload of great ideas about communicating those all-important life values to your kids to help them thrive. Jay's straightforward, man-friendly advice and stories form a terrific, confidence-boosting resource for building lifelong positives into your family.

by Jay Payleitner - Christian, Nonfiction, Parenting

Bestselling author Jay Payleitner, dad of four grown sons (and one amazing daughter), gives you a bucketful of man-friendly ideas on how build a father-and-son relationship. These 52 quick-to-read chapters offer great ways to relate or spend time as dad and son. And each idea provides a new building block for a father-son relationship that will help your boy along the path to becoming a man.

by Jay Payleitner - Christian, Love & Marriage, Nonfiction

"I don't always understand what he needs or wants from me." Most wives want a heart-to-heart connection with their husbands. But men often communicate their needs in ways that seem strange to women. How to bridge the gap? Straight from a veteran dad and husband come these insightful, unexpected and occasionally offbeat ideas.

by Jay Payleitner - Christian, Christian Living, Nonfiction, Parenting, Religion & Spirituality

Jay Payleitner guides dads into “girl land,” offering ways to do things with their daughters, not just for them; lecture less and listen more; be alert for “hero moments”; and give their daughters a positive view of the male sex. Dads will gain confidence in building lifelong positives into their girls.

by Jay Payleitner - Christian, Christian Living, Nonfiction

Father of five and bestselling author of 52 THINGS KIDS NEED FROM A DAD, Jay Payleitner knows how regular guys think because he is one. His 125-plus coaching sessions offer unexpected but relevant topics and touches of wacky humor. Dads, younger or older, will be encouraged by Jay’s seasoned wisdom and God-centered thinking.

by Jay Payleitner - Christian Living, Love & Marriage, Nonfiction

For the husband who wants to live out God’s plan for his marriage, 52 THINGS WIVES FROM THEIR HUSBANDS a full year’s worth of advice that will put him on the right track without making him feel guilty or criticizing him for acting like a man. A great gift or men’s group resource.

by Jay Payleitner - Christian Living, Family, Nonfiction


Straightforward features with step-up-to-the-mark challenges make this an empowering confidence builder for dads, with focused, doable ideas; uncomplicated ways to be an example; tough, frank advice, like “throw away your porn”; and NO long lists or criticism of dads for acting like men. Great gift or men’s group resource!