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The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

English, Christianity, 3 seasons, 308 episodes, 5 days, 7 hours, 13 minutes
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This show is for women and men who want a happier home life. Arlene will help you bridge the gap between your ideal family and the real thing. You don’t have to come from a happy home to create one. Your host Arlene Pellicane (https://arlenepellicane.com/) is a speaker and author of several books including 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Parents Rising. She and her husband James have been married more than 21 years and have three children. Inside this podcast, you’ll meet some of the kindest and smartest experts when it comes to marriage and parenting. Get ready for fun and practical conversations that will change your thinking, give you hope, and spark positive change.  
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Dr. John Mark Haney - When Your Spouse Has Been Unfaithful

Infidelity is one of the most painful things, if not the most painful thing that can happen in a marriage. Can you rebuild a happy home again afterward? Dr. John Mark Haney has not only lived through this experience, he's helped others recover from the pain of infidelity through his counseling practice. In today's conversation, you'll learn: 2:30 My life was deconstructed and everything was falling apart  4:00 There’s a stereotype that if there’s infidelity, it’s the male that strayed, but that wasn’t the case 5:20 Meeting Leslie and the rest is history  7:30 The difference with infidelity pain  9:00 One of the biggest myths about infidelity  10:20 How do I know whether I should leave the unfaithful partner or work on the marriage?  13:30 What’s the general timeline of recovery that you’ve seen in your counseling?  16:00 This isn’t about getting back to the status quo…this is about building a different marriage  18:00 Giving place to grief  19:10 How to talk with your kids about the infidelity - or should you talk about it at all?  20:45 Common mistakes made with children  23:00 Do we need to tell our kids about past infidelity?  25:10 The dark night of the soul 27:10 What forgiveness is and isn’t  29:00 Pain as the scalpel used to better me…I’m a transformed person  Dr. John Mark Haney has his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and is best known for his work in recovery from the pain of infidelity. He’s trained and certified in sex therapy, EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), and Emotional Transformation Therapy. He and his wife Leslie co-wrote Harboring Hope, an online program for betrayed spouses.  Dr. Haney will be speaking at the upcoming Hope Rising conference specifically designed for betrayed spouses. It’s happening online on September 30. It's the only conference I know of for both men and women who have experienced betrayal. You can live stream the event or watch it on demand afterward. Register here affairrecovery.com/hope-rising Need just a little fine-tuning? Read my books 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife and 31 Days to a Happy Husband.  More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar. Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel youtube.com/@arlenehappyhome Save 25% on God’s Big Promises Bible at TheGoodBook.com/GodsBigPromises Use code Happy at Checkout.
1/1/133 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jonathan Holmes - Calming Anxious Kids

The headlines tell us anxiety is on the rise. Is your family wrestling with anxiety? Counselor Jonathan Holmes helps us calm our anxious kids (and calm our own hearts too). How can you tell the difference between worry and anxiety? When does your child need help from a counselor? We'll talk about this and more in today's encouraging conversation about:  2:00 What are statistics revealing about anxiety before and after Covid?  3:20 The relationship between worry and anxiety and stress  4:30 How can you tell if your child has a disorder that needs to be treated? l  6:10 Are physical ailments actually signs of anxiety? 7:50 At our counseling center, we're seeing so many children like...  10:35 Anxious kids...anxious parents? 13:50 Sleep recommendations for kids and teens  16:20 Non-medical interventions for anxiety proven to work  18:20 Find out why your teen is spending so much time with TikTok or Instagram 21:00 What Jesus said about worry 24:00 Connect with your child through walking and talking  Jonathan Holmes is the founder and executive director of Fieldstone Counseling. He previously served for 15 years on the pastoral teams of Parkside Church and Parkside Green. He has a degree in Biblical counseling and his MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He’s the author and contributor to a number of books including the Company We Keep, Counsel for Couples and Rescue Skills. He and his wife Jennifer have four daughters.   Learn more about Jonathan Holmes at fieldstonecounseling.org Check out his books at amazon.com/Company-We-Keep-Biblical-Friendship Spending too much time scrolling? Check out Arlene's book Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life. More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel youtube.com/@arlenehappyhome Special thanks to HireMyMom.com
1/1/128 minutes, 15 seconds
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Sissy Goff - The Worry Free Parent

Fund Conversations that Matter: donate.accessmore.comKids and parents are way more anxious than they were in the 90s. What is happening to make anxiety so contagious and common? Pull up a chair for an illuminating, truth-filled conversation with counselor Sissy Goff as she shares principles from her new book, The Worry-Free Parent. In this conversation, you'll learn:  3:30 The two things you need to hear right now as a parent   4:25 What’s changed in counseling today versus the '90s  7:20 How does our anxiety rub off on our kids?  10:10 Which parenting style do you identify with?   14:30 Neuroplasticity - What happens if we keep reinforcing our worried brain?   18:00 I hear so much about parents who compare themselves to other parents on social media   19:10 Try this if you have a hard time falling asleep  21:30 Let go of the bottom 20%  24:00 My mom is more nurturing to me when I have panic attacks… 26:00 When parents have anxious thoughts, I want you to reframe this way  28:30 How to create more security at home with these two things Sissy Goff is the director of child and adolescent counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries in Nashville. She speaks across the country and cohosts the popular Raising Boys and Girls with David Thomas. Sissy has authored several books such as Raising Worry Free Girls.  Learn more about Sissy and her latest book, The Worry-Free Parent at raisingboysandgirls.com Follow Sissy on Instagram @sissygoff You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference in San Diego on March 2, 2024. Learn more here happyhomeuniversity.com/conference More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar. Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel youtube.com/@arlenehappyhome Special thanks to HireMyMom.com
1/1/132 minutes, 52 seconds
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Brad and Marilyn Rhoads - The Grace Marriage

Fund Conversations that Matter: donate.accessmore.comWould you describe your marriage as grace-based or performance-based? Brad and Marilyn Rhoads are here to explain what a grace marriage looks like. They are the founders of Grace Marriage Ministry and their new book is The Grace Marriage: How the Gospel and Intentionality Transform Your Relationship. In today's conversation, you'll learn about: 3:20 Facing big problems early in marriage  7:39 Telling the difference between a grace-based marriage and a performance-based one  10:41 Walking towards instead of away  13:04 If your spouse does not pursue growing in the marriage... 15:04 This is what grace looks like 17:55 Having a plan for your marriage 18:15 You do not need to have a child-centric household  22:16 How churches can better support marriages 24:13 Date night ideas that you can use right away  Brad and Marilyn Rhoads spent the first year of marriage sad, isolated, and frustrated. But God intervened and helped them build a marriage beyond their imagination. They are the founders of Grace Marriage, a ministry that helps churches reimagine marriage ministry and equip husbands and wives to build marriages that reflect the Gospel. Learn more about Grace Marriage at gracemarriage.com Learn more about the Grace Marriage book at gracemarriage.com/the-grace-marriage-book Learn more about Arlene's book, 31 Days to a Happy Husband here or the Happy Husband online course at happyhomeuniversity.com/happyhusband You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference in San Diego, CA on March 2, 2024. Learn more at happyhomeuniversity.com/conference More Resources for Your Family: Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome Special thanks to HireMyMom.com
1/1/130 minutes, 44 seconds
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Lesley Pyle - Help for Moms Working from Home

Mom, could you use some extra income by working at home at a pace that would suit your family? Mom entrepreneur Lesley Pyle is here to share business and life advice from her own experience as the founder of HireMyMom.com. How do you get work done while kids are at home? How do you know if you're working too much?   We'll talk about these questions and more in today's conversation: 3:00 I went back to work and cried every single day  5:05 I wanted to help other moms work from home  7:15 It never gets easier launching kids from home  8:25 This rule of thumb if you’re working with an infant or toddler  10:00 Your kids adjust to what you present as normal  11:40 What are the benefits of remote work?  13:05 Freedom and flexibility to be at your kids’ events 14:50 These are the warning signs that you are working too much  16:35 Try these focus tips when you’re working  19:35 Give us a market update - what are employers looking for?  23:50 When you feel like your career dreams have died  27:20 Getting on the same page with your spouse about working or not working  28:50 A difficult season as a single mom  Lesley Pyle started the National Association of Home-Based Working Moms in 1995. She has a master's degree in public relations and is the founder of HireMyMom.com. Lesley’s business insights have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Parenting, and many others. She’s been working from home for over 25 years.  Whether you're a mom looking for work, or a small business owner looking for talented remote workers, visit HireMyMom.com  Come see Arlene, Dr. Gary Chapman, and more at the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024. Early bird pricing is available now! happyhomeuniversity.com/conference More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here. Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome
1/1/132 minutes, 47 seconds
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Kevin Sorbo - Miracle in East Texas and Living for God in Hollywood

What if you could parent with the strength of Hercules? Actor Kevin Sorbo played the role of Hercules for years, but his strength didn't come from working out, it came from his fervent relationship with Christ. You may know Kevin for movies like God's Not Dead, Soul Surfer, or Let There Be Light. Today we're talking about his newest film Miracle in East Texas, coming to theatres on October 29 and 30. In our conversation, you'll learn about his strong marriage, parenting values, homeschooling, working in a secular environment, and more:  3:30 Love at first sight on the set of Hercules  5:00 Having a long marriage in Hollywood 6:00 We don’t have the Hollywood backing of Miracle in East Texas  7:00 God’s Not Dead, Soul Surfer, Left Behind… 8:30 Being the odd man out in Hollywood 9:55 What is it like working with your wife?  12:20 Advice for homeschooling dads 14:10 Dealing with being deathly ill while filming Hercules 19:32 I was living on four hours of sleep for five years  21:00 How do you motivate your kid who doesn’t want to work?  23:40 How to strengthen your husband and your son  24:56 Kids books that promote Christian values Kevin Sorbo emerged as a TV star when he was cast in the lead role of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. He has guest starred on sitcoms and starred in films like God's Not Dead and Left Behind. Kevin married actress Sam Jenkins whom he met on the set of Hercules. They have three children. Kevin's books include True Strength and True Faith.  Get your tickets to see Miracle in East Texas in theatres on October 29 and 30, and keep up with Kevin at SorboStudios.com  Come see Arlene, Dr. Gary Chapman, and more at the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024. Early bird pricing is available now! happyhomeuniversity.com/conference Special thanks to HireMyMom.com
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Dr. Gary Chapman - 5 Traits of a Healthy Family

Looking at headlines and social media, you might conclude the family is headed towards extinction. But Dr. Gary Chapman is here to share how you can make your family survive and thrive. Sharing principles from his newest book, 5 Traits of a Health Family, you'll learn about:  3:28 Constructing a functional family even if you didn’t come from one 5:29 Having service as the central attitude of your family 10:16 Importance of a positive attitude towards work and service 13:27 5 ways of being more intimate with your spouse 16:01 Guiding your children works this way  19:31 Raising children who honor parents 22:23 Clearly defining consequences  28:01 The power of modeling cannot be underestimated  With more than 20 million books sold, Dr. Gary Chapman has been on the New York Times bestsellers list since 2007. You're probably familiar with his transformational Five Love Languages series. He is a trusted marriage counselor and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants. Dr. Chapman's radio program Building Relationships airs on more than 400 stations. He and his wife Karolyn have two adult children and two grandchildren. To learn more about his newest book, 5 Traits of a Healthy Family, visit his website 5lovelanguages.com Come see Arlene and Gary at the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024. Early bird pricing is available now! happyhomeuniversity.com/conference More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here. Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for resources to help your home at happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Special thanks to HireMyMom.com
1/1/130 minutes, 49 seconds
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Danny Huerta - Is My Child Depressed?

Your home may not feel very happy now. Maybe your child or teen is wrestling with anxiety and depression. How do you know if your child is clinically depressed or just having a rough week? Dr. Danny Huerta from Focus on the Family joins us to address the mental health challenges facing families today. In today's conversation, you'll learn: 3:04 Where we are right now with mental health 5:07 Differentiating sadness and depression in our kids 7:48 How to introduce counseling to your child 9:10 What to do if your kid is addicted to social media or video games 14:31 This is how we uphold the value of life 20:02 Practical habits to form when your kids are young, creating a healthy home environment 24:37 How to adjust our tone to connect to the hearts of our kids Dr. Danny Huerta is the Vice President of Parenting and Youth at Focus on the Family. As a licensed clinical social worker, Danny has maintained a private practice in Colorado Springs since 2003. He’s been interviewed by Fox News, Fatherly, Christianity Today, and WORLD magazine. He and his wife Heather have two children.   Get resources to fight for the health of your kids at Focus on the Family's website focusonthefamily.com/parenting Talk to a Focus on the Family counselor at 1-800-232-6459.  Come see Arlene, Dr. Gary Chapman, and more at the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024. Early bird pricing is available now! happyhomeuniversity.com/conference More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here. Subscribe to Arlene's free email list to get tech news and more to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome Special thanks to HireMyMom.com
1/1/131 minutes
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Champ Thornton - Making the Bible Radical for Kids

Do you want the Bible to come alive for your kids? For yourself? Today we’ll learn how to spark curiosity for God’s Word in our homes with author Champ Thornton and his book, The Really Radical Book for Kids. In today's conversation, you'll learn about:  4:29 Getting boys interested in reading the Bible 6:40 Generating curiosity in your kids 9:28 Making Bible time fun 14:48 Engaging teens in reading the Bible 18:49 God is fun, let's weave more fun into your life 20:25 Helping anxiety and fear in kids 22:50 Grandparents can be key in passing down faith Champ Thornton is the author of several books for kids and families like "Why Do We Say Thank You?", The Radical Book for Kids, and now The Really Radical Book for Kids. Champ has been a pastor and is now an acquisitions editor at Crossway. He and his wife Robben have three children.   You can learn more about Champ and his book, The Really Radical Book for Kids here! You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024, in San Diego, CA. Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene, Bill & Pam Farrel, and Sally Burke. Early bird pricing is available now! happyhomeuniversity.com/conference More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list to get tech news and more to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome Special thanks to HireMyMom.com
1/1/127 minutes, 3 seconds
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Allie Marie Smith - Teen Girls are Wonderfully Made

Is your daughter struggling with depression? Today's guest, Wonderfully Made founder Allie Marie Smith Marie knows what this is like. When Allie was 18 years old, she planned to take her life. Today she’s on a mission to help teen girls discover their true worth. Learn how to encourage your girls and fight for their mental health. In today's conversation, you'll learn:  3:30 When mental health issues are in your family history  6:30 The stress I was putting on myself to be perfect  8:00 Nearing the Golden Gate Bridge to end my life  11:00 The difference it would have made if I spoke up  13:10 Intentionally set a time to talk to your kids about their friends and social media  15:52 We didn’t know our worth…finding comfort that we are fearfully and wonderfully made   20:45 When depression resurfaces  23:40 Teen girls are at the epicenter: 1 in 4 girls contemplate suicide, tied to social media  Allie Marie Smith is the founder and director of Wonderfully Made, a nonprofit dedicated to helping teen girls and young women know their true value. She is an award-winning author, speaker, podcast host, and certified life coach. She loves surfing and adventuring up and down the CA coast with her hubby Paul and a golden retriever named Gidget. Find out more about her book, Wonderfully Made: Discover the identity, love, and worth you were created for. wonderfullymade.org/book You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024, in San Diego, CA. Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene, Bill & Pam Farrel, and Sally Burke. Early bird pricing is available now! happyhomeuniversity.com/conference More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list to get tech news and more to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome Special thanks to HireMyMom.com
1/1/133 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dr. Michael Guillen - Talking about Science with Your Kids

Fund conversations that matter: donate.accessmore.com Has your child ever asked you a science question that you couldn’t answer? Scientist Dr. Michael Guillen is with us to explain why science and God are not at odds; in fact, they are a power couple. You'll be equipped to talk about science with your kids with more confidence after listening to today's conversation about:  4:00 I must have shocked my parents when I had an interest in science  8:20 Why science is not hostile to God  9:00 I started asking questions about the origin of the universe  12:00 Exploring the world religions for answers science could not answer  14:00 Not only are science and Christianity compatible, they are a power couple, and here’s why  16:10 Look at nature and it will show you the glory of God…let creation speak!  18:40 What to say when your kids are taught they are so similar to chimps  23:10 Don’t spin science one way or the other  27:00 Love without truth is a delusion  28:00 When your child learns about evolution… Dr. Michael Guillen is a three-time Emmy award winner, bestselling author, and former ABC news science editor. He is a UCLA grad and earned his doctorate at Cornell in physics, mathematics, and astronomy. He taught physics at Harvard and hosts the Science and God podcast on AccessMore.  Get Dr. Guillen's book, Let Creation Speak! You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024, in San Diego, CA. Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene, Bill & Pam Farrel, and Sally Burke. Early bird pricing is available now! happyhomeuniversity.com/conference More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list to get tech news and more to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome Special thanks to HireMyMom.com
1/1/132 minutes, 45 seconds
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Sharon Jaynes - Praying for Your Child from Head to Toe

What else can you pray besides, "Lord bless my child"? Author Sharon Jaynes is here today to add some power to our prayer life as parents. You'll learn how to pray for your child from head to toe using the Word of God. This isn't about using prayer to control our kids. It's about relinquishing control and asking God to shape our children into the adults He wants them to be. With ideas from Sharon's new book, Praying for Your Child from Head to Toe, you'll learn:  6:11 What does it mean to pray for your child from head to toe?   8:40 One thing that has really helped me in my prayer life… 13:04 When your child is depressed or anxious  16:00 Praying for your child’s future spouse  19:40 Your struggles are for a reason   25:56 Raising an eternal soul, not just a child  30:00 Nobody can be a perfect parent, but we can be praying parents  Learn more about Sharon Jaynes and her book, Praying for Your Child from Head to Toe on her website. sharonjaynes.com/prayingforyourchild Get the Praying for Your Child's Teacher download Sharon talked about here. You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024, in San Diego, CA. Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene, Bill and Pam Farrel, and Sally Burke. Early bird pricing is available now! happyhomeuniversity.com/conference More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar. Subscribe to Arlene's free email list to get tech news and more to help your home. Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome
1/1/133 minutes, 2 seconds
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25 Days of Christmas: Aaron and Jennifer Smith - The Marriage Gift

Get your free 25 Days of Christmas activity guide for your family at happyhomeuniversity.com/25days Do you think of your marriage as a gift on most days? Marriage After God authors Aaron and Jennifer Smith are here to help you see your marriage in a beautiful light. They have a blueprint for building a strong marriage after God. You'll hear how to strengthen your most important relationship this Christmas season with ideas from their newest book, The Marriage Gift. Today, Aaron and Jennifer talk about:  3:40 Marriage based on good efforts vs marriage based on God 6:20 How do we get back to a God-based marriage? 9:50 This inoculates us from selfishness 15:15 How do you get your spouse interested in prayer? 21:00 Why does prayer protect your marriage in a powerful way?  24:11 Fitting in prayer with 5 children 27:30 Encouraging your husband to be a spiritual leader Since marrying in 2007, Aaron and Jennifer Smith have overcome challenges with God's help, founding the online ministries HusbandRevolution.com and UnveiledWife.com. Together they have written several books including 31 Prayers for My Future Husband and Marriage After God. They live with their five children in Oregon.  Learn more about Aaron and Jennifer Smith and their book, The Marriage Gift on their website. marriageaftergod.com You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024, in San Diego, CA. Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene, Bill, and Pam Farrel, and Sally Burke. Early bird pricing is available now! More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here. Subscribe to Arlene's free email list to get tech news and more to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome Special thanks to HireMyMom.com
1/1/131 minutes, 46 seconds
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25 Days of Christmas: The Gift of an Intentional Tech Home

Looking for Christmas podcasts? We curated some of our favorite episodes just for you here! Get your free 25 Days of Christmas activity guide for your family here  Wondering if you should wrap up that new phone for your child this Christmas? Before you do, listen to this episode as Arlene shares two big ideas for living in an intentional tech home. If you can use technology to help your kids and not hurt them, that will be a huge gift you can bring to your family this Christmas and beyond. Arlene talks about: 3:00 I had no intention of hurting her but I did 6:10 Don’t wait for tech to clean up its act  9:10 Picture a snow globe. What would the ideal amount of tech in your home look like?  13:00 Tech as a last resort, not as a first resort  16:50 Wrap this instead of a phone up for Christmas  18:25 Delay, delay, delay - the longer, the better  23:00 Is your child’s circadian rhythm working?  27:55 What do you want Christmas day to look like in your home with technology?  28:50 Does this help future me?  32:35 My suggested age(s) to get a smartphone Arlene Pellicane is the host of the Happy Home podcast, a speaker, and author of nine books including Parents Rising and Screen Kids. Learn more about Arlene on her website arlenepellicane.com and find out about her latest offerings at Happy Home University.  You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024, in San Diego, CA. Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene, Bill and Pam Farrel, and Sally Burke. Early bird pricing is available now! happyhomeuniversity.com/conference More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list to get tech news and more to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome Special thanks to HireMyMom.com
1/1/137 minutes, 1 second
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25 Days of Christmas: Dr. Kathy Koch - The Gift of Parenting Differently

Looking for Christmas podcasts? We curated some of our favorite episodes just for you here! Get your free 25 Days of Christmas activity guide for your family here. You can't control how your kids turn out, but you can guide them to love and know God. Our parenting efforts can get wasted on what is not really important. How can we help our kids develop Biblical character? How can we give our kids the gift of parenting differently? Founder of Celebrate Kids, Dr. Kathy Koch is here to help us determine which character traits need attention right now in your child's life. Her new book is Parent Differently: Raise Kids with Biblical Character That Changes Culture. Today you'll learn: 4:00 It's good to have character but THIS is even better… 8:35 What it means to live on purpose  9:00 The big three character traits your kids need  14:20 These tough conversations with our families are hard but needed  18:45 How to approach a negative change in your child’s behavior 24:00 Building character in your child with ADHD 27:55 Being aware of our choices can really make a difference  Dr. Kathy Koch is the founder and president of Celebrate Kids. She’s influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through her talks. She has a PhD from Purdue and is the author of several books including Screens and Teens, and 8 Great Smarts.   Learn more about her newest book Parent Differently here celebratekids.com/parentdifferently You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024, in San Diego, CA. Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene, Bill and Pam Farrel, and Sally Burke. Early bird pricing is still available, so get your tickets today. happyhomeuniversity.com/conference More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email to help you have a happier home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome Special thanks to Hire My Mom! 
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25 Days of Christmas: Auntie Anne Beiler - The Gift of Pretzels and the Family Table

Christmas can be a very happy time for families, but it can also be awkward or difficult if relationships are strained. Today's guest Anne Beiler (founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels) grew up around the table, eating daily meals with her large Amish family. When things got very tough as she went into adulthood, the family still kept meeting around the table and it made all the difference in the world. Anne Beiler will share her story of heartbreak and conflict, of forgiveness and grace--and how she started making pretzels. Anne has a beautiful new cookbook, Come to the Table. In today's holiday conversation, you'll learn:  4:00 Growing up Amish, coming from a very big family of eight kids  6:30 My grandmother’s Christmas wreath (you could eat it!)  8:00 We were dirt poor…Christmas was very sparse  12:00 I learned how to share and communicate with people around the table (three times a day)  16:00 When your adult child is doing something you don’t approve of, you still come around the table  19:50 When I stopped wearing my head covering  21:40 Out of our pain, our purpose was born 26:00 How God miraculously redeemed my marriage  31:00 Seeing your first Auntie Anne’s in a foreign country   Anne Beiler is the founder of Auntie Anne Pretzels, the largest pretzel franchise in the world. She's the author of The Secret Lies Within and Overcome and Lead. Her new cookbook is Come to the Table--you can get it here. auntieannebeiler.com/cookbook You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024 in San Diego, CA. Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene, Bill and Pam Farrel and Sally Burke. Early bird pricing is available now! happyhomeuniversity.com/conference More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list to get tech news and more to help your home. Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome
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Chris Martin - How Social Media Changes Our Kids

The world has changed. Social media has emerged as arguably the most pervasive discipleship force in the world. It's shaping the way our kids think and behave. Chris Martin, author of The Wolf in Their Pockets, can help us understand the social internet and how to have better conversations with our teens. In today's conversation, you'll learn:  2:40 This group spends 2.5 hours a day on social media and it is not teens 5:23 How to fall into a happy technology medium 11:19 Is social media spending more time with your kids than you are? 15:45 Detecting social media influences in the home 19:34 How much should we shield our children from tech? 25:04 The constant hallway performance social media requires 30:17 Social media only wants your time Chris Martin is the author of The Wolf in Their Pockets, 13 Ways the Social Internet Threatens the People You Lead. Chris is the editor of BibletoLife.com and the content marketing editor at Moody Publishers. He is also the author of another book about technology, Terms of Service. Learn more about Chris and The Wolf in Their Pockets at moodypublishers.com/the-wolf-in-their-pockets Follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisMartin17 Take the quiz - Is My Child Getting Too Much Screen Time? happyhomeuniversity.com/screentimequiz Spending too much time scrolling? Check out Arlene's book Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life. More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar. Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhomeSave 25% on God’s Big Promises Bible at TheGoodBook.com/GodsBigPromises Use code Happy at Checkout.
38 minutes, 7 seconds
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Shaunti Feldhahn - Surprising Secrets of Sex and Marriage

Physical intimacy is very important in marriage, but it's something we rarely talk about with our friends or even our spouses. What is normal? What's too much? What's too little? Researcher and bestselling author Shaunti Feldhahn is here with surprising statistics everyone needs to know. We'll talk about key misconceptions, myths, and assumptions about fulfillment from Shaunti's book, Secrets of Sex and Marriage: 8 Surprises That Make All the Difference. Get ready to laugh and learn as we talk about:  3:30 Wrong assumptions about sex and marriage 5:04 What research reveals about couples and intimacy 6:40 How frequently do “normal” couples have physical intimacy? 10:37 Are churchgoers more or less likely to have sex? 13:10 It’s really awkward to talk about this, so we don’t... 15:54 How to start talking about intimacy with your spouse 19:11 Initiating desire versus receptive desire (game changer!) 28:05 Accepting and identifying differing physiology Shaunti Feldhahn is a ground-breaking social researcher, bestselling author, and speaker. After receiving her master's degree from Harvard, she worked on Wall Street. Her books include For Women Only and For Men Only and have sold more than three million copies. Shaunti's findings are regularly featured in secular and faith-based media including The Today Show, FamilyLife Radio, Focus on the Family, and The New York Times.  Learn more about Shaunti and her book Secrets of Sex and Marriage at her website shaunti.com Find Arlene's book 31 Days to a Happy Husband here or check out her Happy Husband online course. happyhomeuniversity.com/happyhusband More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome
32 minutes, 28 seconds
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Dannah Gresh - Happily EVEN After

AWESOME AUGUST continues with Dannah Gresh! If your marriage is suffering because of pornography, addiction, or an affair, you are not alone. It is not hopeless. You can be part of a story of redemption. Dannah Gresh has seen God redeem the broken pieces of her marriage and she's here to share her story. In today's honest and powerful conversation, you'll learn about: 2:00 Happily even after, walking through porn addiction in marriage 5:02 How porn affects the brain 9:15 Next steps to help marriages with a porn addiction 11:27 What to do when your spouse doesn’t seem to want help 13:38 Should you tell your kids you have a porn addiction? 17:12 How to prepare your kids for a victory over pornography  20:33 Redemption is the sweetest gift 22:56 The power of prayer through tough times 26:16 Dealing with one step forward, two steps back  28:37 Inviting redemption in your house Dannah Gresh is this week's AWESOME AUGUST guest. Dannah is the best-selling author of more than 2 million books, speaker, and founder of True Girl. She is the co-host of Revive Our Hearts, a daily podcast for women. She and her husband Bob live in Pennsylvania on a small farm that could be confused as a petting zoo. Learn more about Dannah's new book, Happily Even After: Let God Redeem Your Marriage dannahgresh.com Learn about True Girl - Dannah's ministry to moms and daughters mytruegirl.com Afraid your kids will find pornography and other unhealthy dangers on their phones? Check out Arlene's Screen Kids book and her online Screen Kids course.  More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome
33 minutes, 31 seconds
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Alli Worthington - You are Not a Bad Mom

AWESOME AUGUST continues with Alli Worthington! If you've ever wrestled with mom guilt or felt unfulfilled in your role as a mom, you are not alone. Being a mom can sap your strength, but what if you had a superpower to tap into? Alli Worthington is here to share her latest book, Remaining You While Raising Them: The secret art of confident motherhood. In today's conversation, you'll learn and laugh about... 2:11 You almost killed your son with pesto... 4:09 Why motherhood is harder than most people expect 8:48 Balancing business and family 14:05 How to work at home but still feel available to our kids 15:55 The magic question: What do you need right now? 22:19 Why making our kids our top priority is not Biblical 26:16 Seeking out knowledge is a sign of a good mom 28:26 The power of one percent a day Alli Worthington is a speaker, author, podcaster, and life and business coach. She's known for helping women reach their dreams in business and life. Her guilt-free take on business, family, and balance has led to multiple appearances on The Today Show and Good Morning America. She and her husband Mark have five sons. To learn more about Alli, visit her website alliworthington.com Learn more about Alli Worthington's book, Remaining You While Raising Them.  Take the Superpower Quiz on Alli's website alliworthington.com Need to find your happy place again as a mom? Check out Arlene's book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome
34 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ashley Morgan Jackson - Tired of Trying

Fund Conversations that Matter: donate.accessmore.com You've tried doing all the right things and saying the right words, but you're still exhausted and empty. There are times in life when it feels like no matter what we do, it ends in frustration. Ashley Morgan Jackson knows what it's like to face disappointment. Sharing ideas from her new book, Tired of Trying, she's here to encourage us when life just isn't working. In today's conversation, you'll learn about:  2:00 Having the baby blues as a new mom 3:53 Dealing with a mom identity crisis  5:09 Bridging the frustration gap 6:48 Next steps if you’re tired of trying 13:28 Choosing to walk with God through pain rather than blame  17:51 Struggling personally while raising kids 22:30 Advice for curing depression 26:06 Christian living today is hard, and God is here to help Learn more about Ashley Morgan Jackson and her book, Tired of Trying at ashleymorganjackson.com Follow Ashley on Instagram @ashley.morgan.jackson Get Arlene's free Happy Home Bundle happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for resources to help your home at happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome
30 minutes, 16 seconds
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Alisa Keeton - Learning to Love Your Body

Fund conversations that matter: donate.accessmore.com  Do you struggle with body image or maybe you worry about the messages your kids are getting? Striving to have a perfect or better body can be exhausting and depressing. But what if your body isn't a problem to solve in your life, but rather a solution?   Fitness professional and author Alisa Keeton shares how you can celebrate your body, have it work for you and not against you, and find the wellness God created for you to enjoy. Sharing insights from her book The Body Revelation, we'll talk about:   3:00 When I was 14, this experience with exercise changed my life 5:00 The bad narrative about the body is… 6:50 How your body gives you important clues from the moment you are born  8:40 You can celebrate every body, shape, and size but for what? 9:24 I came from a functional dysfunctional home; it wasn’t a family of faith  10:40 The Jesus Movement comes to my home  13:20 I was repeating the unhealthy patterns of my mother… 15:50 Big T and little t traumas and how they affect your body and brain  17:42 Breathe - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5… 18:33 Hosting the presence of God in your life and how that brings calm  19:10 Commentators say Jesus walked a minimum of ten miles a day, walking and talking.  20:00 Detoxing our brain…neuroplasticity explained (this is brilliant!)  22:11 We have too much information and it is changing our brain 24:00 Gas pedal, brake pedal. Learn how to move and how to rest.  27:40 The things that are unseen are eternal  Learn more about Alisa Keeton and her book, The Body Revelation at revelationwellness.org Spending too much time scrolling? Check out Arlene's book Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life  More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home at happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome
31 minutes, 53 seconds
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Kristen Hatton - Preparing for the Teen Years

When you hear the word teenager, it may strike fear in your heart. If you are dreading the teen years, you're not alone and you don't have to be a helpless bystander. Counselor and author of Parenting Ahead: Preparing for the Teen Years, Kristen Hatton, is here to teach us what we can do today to prepare well for tomorrow. In today's conversation, you'll learn:  2:45 How to prepare for the teen years so you can prevent unnecessary heartbreak 4:00 When parents never say “I’m sorry” 5:38 How to find the happy medium of discipline and independence 6:45 Teens will be teens, isn’t that right? 8:05 I was the queen of nagging (but I thought I was being helpful) 9:25 Seeing the fine line of overparenting 11:30 Also being wary of underparenting 14:30 Making parenting our golden calf idol 16:00 Redemption parenting when responding to your child vaping 18:50 Sponsoring activities for your kids is different than connection 21:51 Can your child/teen describe the gospel to someone else? 26:25 How parenting is like farming Kristen Hatton is a counselor and author. Through counseling so many teens and their parents, she became passionate about equipping and encouraging parents. She and her husband have three young adult children, Her new book is titled Parenting Ahead: Preparing for the Teen Years.   Learn more about Kristen Hatton and her book here kristenhatton.com Follow Kristen on Instagram @redemptiveparenting  Take the free quiz, Is Your Child Getting Too Much Screen Time, here happyhomeuniversity.com More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome
29 minutes, 19 seconds
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Wendy Speake - The 40 Day Feast

What do you eat when you feel stressed? Maybe it's cookies, burritos, cake, or my personal favorite, chocolate. What if we turned to God instead to find He has a feast prepared for us? Author Wendy Speake is back with her new book, The 40 Day Feast. We'll learn how to savor the Bible and the feast for the soul inside of Scripture. In today's conversation, you'll learn:  2:31 What do I turn to on hard days? The pantry? Coffee? My phone? 3:50 We are feasting on what will really satisfy our deepest needs 4:20 Are we truly believing AND reading the Word of God? 5:40 Pinpointing what we are turning to instead of God, recognizing distractions 6:30 The honking big Bible you got from your dad 9:23 Let your kids see you reading the Bible 13:40 When your baby ate the Bible - literally! 15:41 The powerful legacy of Grandparents 18:25 The power of prayer for our kids Wendy Speake is the author of The 40 Day Feast, The 40 Day Sugar Fast, and The 40 Day Social Media Fast. Wendy is also the co-author of Triggers and Parenting Scripts. She has three teen sons. You can learn more about Wendy and her books here wendyspeake.com/40-day-feast Need help with screen time? Read my book Screen Kids (co-authored with Gary Chapman) arlenepellicane.com and/or take my Screen Kids online course at happyhomeuniversity.com More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar at happyhomeuniversity.com/registration Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home at happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome
22 minutes, 6 seconds
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Michelle Donnelly - Strength for Single Moms

Parenting can be overwhelming, especially if you're a single mom. Michelle Donnelly, president of the single parents' ministry Plus ONE Parents, knows what it's like to parent from a place of exhaustion and overwhelm. But in her new Bible study, Made for More, she shares how to move past hurt, loss, and heartbreak into what God has planned for your family. In today's conversation, you'll learn:  2:20 Feeling so lost in life  7:00 Digging into Scripture and discovering single-parent stories  9:55 Shalom means so much more - let me explain  12:10 Your situation does not define who you are or who God is 15:35 Helping our kids through rejection and anger 22:45 Helping kids cope with divorce and hard circumstances 26:00 How to better minister to single parents 28:11 Energy management as a single mom (you can say no) Today’s guest Michelle Donnelly is the president and CEO of Plus ONE Parents, a single parents’ ministry. Michelle has been featured on Focus on the Family, Moody Radio, and The Life of a Single Mom. She has a new Bible study entitled, Made for More: Life Beyond Hurt, Loss and Heartbreak.  Learn more about Michelle and the many resources of Plus ONE Parents at plusoneparents.org Learn more about the Bible study, Made for More: Life Beyond the Wreckage of Hurt, Loss and Heartbreak. Subscribe to Arlene's email list for your free Happy Home Bundle at happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe More Resources for Your Family: Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.
34 minutes, 30 seconds
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Eryn Lynum - How to Get Kids Outside

Kids used to play outside for hours. Now they game or stay on their phones for hours indoors. How can you get your screen-saturated kids to put down their devices and head outdoors? Eryn Lynum, author of Rooted in Wonder, is here to help us fall in love with God's creation as a family. You don't have to live on a beach or near a national park to enjoy the many benefits of nature. In this conversation, you'll learn about:  3:10 Getting your kids interested in nature  6:00 Boys are drawn to the wildest things  8:30 Connecting the dots between the created world and the Creator 13:40 Invasive plants and what they teach us about technology  17:00 Nature is not relative - there are definitive truths about nature 20:00 Going into creation to sort your thoughts and get perspective 22:50 Practical ideas to get outside even with little kids  25:11 Word of encouragement to the non-outdoorsy people Today's guest Eryn Lynum is the author of Rooted in Wonder: Nurturing Your Family’s Faith through God’s Creation. Eryn is a certified master naturalist, Bible teacher, wife, and mom of four. She’s been featured on Family Life Today, Proverbs 31 Ministries, and MOPS International.  Find out more about Eryn on her website, ErynLynum.com  Get her book, Rooted in Wonder  Are your kids getting too much screen time? Take the free quiz at happyhomeuniversity.com/screentimequiz More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home at happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel @arlenehappyhome
29 minutes, 53 seconds
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Richard and Linda Eyre - Bonding with Grandparents

Are your kids close to their grandparents? How can grandparents help even if they’re far away? Popular speakers Richard and Linda Eyre are here to talk about the grand in grandparenting and the genius of the three-generation family. Many kids will open up to grandparents in a way they will never open up to their parents. In today's conversation, you'll hear about the benefits of:  2:10 The Three-Generation Family 4:33 How to get grandparents more or less involved 6:49 Screen Free Activities  10:18 Bridging the space gap  12:53 Strengthening bonds with your grandparents 17:34 Parenting is still the same 19:41 How to raise responsible kids 22:23 Grandparenting before and after the tablet Richard and Linda Eyre have been fortifying families around the world through speaking and writing since 1980. They've spoken in 45 countries and their bestselling book Teaching Your Children Values was the first parenting book in 50 years to reach #1 on the NYT bestseller list. The Eyres' other books include The Entitlement Trap, Grandmothering, and Being a Proactive Grandparent. The Eyres have been frequent guests on Oprah, the CBS Early Show, the Today Show, and GMA.  Learn more about Richard and Linda Eyre's books at ValuesParenting.com Learn more about their grandparenting course at Grandparenting101.com  Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel youtube.com/@arlenehappyhome More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here. happyhomeuniversity.com                                                                          Grab Arlene's free Happy Home Bundle (including resources like recommended reading lists for kids) at happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Take one of Arlene's Courses -- Want to have a better marriage? Join Arlene's 31 Days to a Happy Husband course. happyhomeuniversity.com/happyhusband
30 minutes, 52 seconds
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Jodie Berndt - Praying Scripture for Your Marriage

Marriage is beautiful and rewarding, but it also can be very hard. There is one thing that can radically bless your home - praying the Word of God for your marriage. Author Jodie Berndt has a new book in her bestselling Praying the Scriptures series. In Praying the Scriptures for Your Marriage, you'll get the tools and inspiration needed to pray for your spouse with confidence and joy. In today's conversation, you'll learn: 2:15 What would you ask God to do for your marriage?   5:00 Secular research has come out about the benefits of prayer in marriage  7:20 God, I just wish you’d fix my spouse…  11:00 The upward spiral in the home   14:50 How do you learn how to pray Scripture over your marriage?  16:30 Idea for praying together with your spouse 20:00 Hitting the ball back in communication  23:40 You’re not in crisis, but you’re not great either… 26:25 When I was steaming mad at my husband 29:30 Transform your heart through prayer Jodie Berndt is the bestselling author of the Praying the Scriptures book series, which includes volumes for children, teens, adult children, and now, Praying the Scriptures for Your Marriage. Jodie has been a trusted speaker, Bible teacher, and prayer warrior for more than 30 years. She and her husband Rob have four married children and live in Virginia Beach VA.  Find out more about Jodie Berndt and her book, Praying the Scriptures for Your Marriage jodieberndt.com Connect with Jodie on Instagram @jodie_berndt Check out Arlene's book, 31 Days to a Happy Husband and Happy Husband Course happyhomeuniversity.com/happyhusband More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Subscribe to Arlene's free email list for a monthly resource to help your home. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe
33 minutes, 34 seconds
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Kyle Idleman - When Your Parenting Isn't Working

Are you worn out as a mom or dad? (I'm thinking you are nodding your head right now... unless you are too tired!) Bestselling author and pastor Kyle Idleman knows the feeling. We’re talking about his new book When Your Way Isn’t Working. In today's conversation, you'll learn: 2:30 When you’re worn out and not acting like yourself  4:10 How can you encourage your husband to seek out help from a counselor or otherwise?   7:30 Examples of controlling metaphors (this is brilliant!)  10:00 Prioritizing connection overproduction (John 15) 15:10 Doing what is right even when you are too tired  17:05 The difference between superficial vs connective friends 20:50 These are the four warning lights in parenting 24:00 The wheel of feelings on the fridge  26:30 Watering a fake plant (don’t spend your life producing something that’s not real) Kyle Idleman is the senior pastor at Southeast Christian Church, one of the largest churches in America. He's written books like Gods at War and Not a Fan. His new book is When Your Way Isn’t Working: Finding Purpose and Contentment through Deep Connection with Jesus. Kyle and his wife have four children. Learn more at his website: kyleidleman.com Check out Arlene's Screen Kids course or take the screen time quiz at happyhomeuniversity.com More Resources for Your Family: If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here. happyhomeuniversity.com Grab the free Happy Home Bundle at happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Take one of Arlene's Courses -- Want to have a better marriage? Join Arlene's 31 Days to a Happy Husband course here. happyhomeuniversity.com/happyhusband
30 minutes, 27 seconds
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Laura Wifler - Loving Kids with Disabilities

How would your life be impacted if your child had a rare disease? Today's guest, Laura Wifler knows what it's like to receive a heartbreaking diagnosis. She also knows what it's like to parent a child with disabilities with courage and grace. In today's conversation, Laura shares the story behind her new children's book, Like Me: A Story About Disability and Discovering God's Image in Every Person. You'll learn:  2:41 When my child was diagnosed  5:02 Helping kids understand others with disabilities  7:02 Grappling with God’s plan 9:10 Coming to understand that God is ultimately sovereign 11:29 Walking through the fire of grief and suffering 13:05 Learning from disabled siblings 17:26 Balancing having children with disabilities with your other kids  20:04 How to intentionally help friends with disabled kids 23:09 Preparing your kids to have conversations with disabled kids 27:09 Balancing hope and grief 31:01 Don’t give up on a dark day Laura Wifler is the cofounder of Risen Motherhood, the executive director and cohost of the podcast, and the co-author of Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments. Her latest book is Like Me: A Story About Disability and Discovering God’s Image in Every Person. She also wrote To the Cross I Cling, an e-book reflecting on mothering a child with a disability, and the award-winning children’s book Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer. Laura, her husband, and her three children live in central Iowa. Find out more about her children's book Like Me here: laurawifler.com/likeme Check out Arlene's book, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom. Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel  More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Grab Arlene's free Happy Home Bundle (including resources like recommended reading lists for kids) at happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Take one of Arlene's Courses -- Want to have a better marriage? Join Arlene's 31 Days to a Happy Husband course.
34 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jenny Randle - Making the Bible Exciting for Kids

Do you feel equipped to teach your child the Bible? Don't worry if you feel unprepared. Today's guest Jenny Randle explains how you can share the truths from God's Word in a kid-friendly way. Her new book, Flash Theology, will help you dive into the big ideas of the Bible and help you understand a fuller picture of who God is. During today's conversation, you'll hear:  5:00 A funny potty training story  6:45 This beautiful resource will help you understand the Bible  10:00 Explaining the kingdom of God to kids  11:50 Teaching theology to kids of all ages - here’s how  15:24 What are Christian parents missing about God?  18:26 Decreasing Biblical literacy in this generation   19:15 Don’t let the Bible intimidate you 21:33 How to foster creativity and faith in your kids 25:06 How did you win an Emmy award??? 29:15 Experiencing the depths of God even when doing mundane things Jenny Randle is an Emmy-award-winning editor who went on a journey to discover what it really means to live on purpose. From a career in the heart of Hollywood to a Bible teacher, her creative ventures over the last twenty years have reached millions. In early 2018, Jenny and her husband, Matt, formed Freedom Creatives which provides classes, coaching, and prayer events. Jenny is also the co-host of the fun and faith-filled podcast — Shut the Should Up and authored books like Courageous Creative and her newest book, Flash Theology (co-authored with Brayden Brookshier). Jenny and Matt have two children.  Find out more about Flash Theology here flashtheology.com                                                                  Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's new Happy Home YouTube Channel youtube.com/@arlenehappyhome More Resources for Your Family: Arlene's Free Marriage Webinar -- Get Unstuck in Your Marriage. If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar here.  Grab Arlene's free Happy Home Bundle (including resources like recommended reading lists for kids) at happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Take one of Arlene's Courses -- Want to have a better marriage? Join Arlene's 31 Days to a Happy Husband course here happyhomeuniversity.com/happyhusband
34 minutes, 36 seconds
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Michele Cushatt - Faith That Will Not Fail

When hard times come, what happens to your family? Is your faith strengthened or weakened? Three time cancer survivor Michele Cushatt shares the practices that helped her walk through immeasurable suffering. In today's honest and faith-filled conversation, you'll learn:  2:00 Why did you start your book with lament? 6:00 I still miss my old voice (after tongue cancer) 9:30 Worshiping with what you’ve been given 12:00 Humility is so key because… 17:00 But I don’t want to surrender control 21:15 When your child says, “I hate being in this family” 25:00 Peter, Satan has asked to sift you as wheat Michele Cushatt is a reluctant expert on trauma and pain through three cancer battles, divorce, and parenting foster adopted kids. She speaks internationally to a wide variety of audiences. She and her husband Troy share a blended family of six children and they live outside of Denver, CO.  Find out more about Michele Cushatt's book, A Faith That Will Not Fail at michelecushatt.com If you feel stuck in a rut or you've just lost that lovin' feeling, register for Arlene's free marriage webinar. More Resources for Your Family: Take one of Arlene's Courses -- Want to have a better marriage? Learn more about 31 Days to a Happy Husband here happyhomeuniversity.com/happyhusband
27 minutes, 35 seconds
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Monica Swanson - Raising Amazing

Fund conversations that matter: donate.accessmore.com Parents, how would you like to have kids who love God, like their family and do the dishes without being asked? Boy mom Monica Swanson is here to share how we can raise such amazing kids. In today's conversation, you'll learn: 4:00 Aiming big is not necessarily the goal 5:20 Do I really need to be intentional in raising children? 7:50 How to have eyes wide open with technology 9:10 How to build family culture 13:20 How to balance independence & freedom with teens 15:00 What if you aren’t good at starting conversations? 17:50 By prioritizing yourself, you prioritize your kids 19:10 Kids become like the company they keep 21:30 How to be the “cool” house that kids like to visit 23:50 Talking about politics, current events 24:50 When my college son faced anxiety issues 27:30 Managing success in a healthy way Monica Swanson is host of the popular Monica Swanson Podcast (formerly the Boy Mom Podcast). She and her husband Dave who is a doctor have raised their 4 boys on the north shore of Oahu. Monica's new book is Raising Amazing. Learn more about Monica and Raising Amazing here: monicaswanson.com Screen time getting a little out of control? Check out Arlene's book Screen Kids (co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman)  Subscribe to receive Arlene's free HAPPY HOME BUNDLE with things like 5 Ways to Reset Your Tech and Book Recommendations for Kids Arlene has a free WEBINAR to help you get unstuck in your marriage. Register here happyhomeuniversity.com Sponsored in part by Talk About by Awana. Get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com keyword Happy Home.
33 minutes, 35 seconds
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Pam Farrel on Becoming a Happy Wife

Arlene begins a new series to help you becoming a happier wife!  Bestselling author of Red Hot Monogamy and Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti Pam Farrel joins Arlene to share her secrets of being a happy wife. 
23 minutes
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Jay and Laura Laffoon Celebrate Your Marriage

Marriage can be filled with money problems, intimacy issues, and communication breakdowns. But marriage can also be a party! Jay and Laura Laffoon have been happily married for more than 35 years and they're here to help us laugh and love through the decades. Learn how to avoid divorce by choosing to fix our problems instead. Jay and Laura are marriage edu-tainers - they love to combine education with entertainment. Get ready to laugh and learn about your marriage today.
21 minutes, 39 seconds
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Radio Interview on Motherhood with DayBreak USA Morning Magazine

Need a dose of hope for parenting your kids?  Listen to Arlene Pellicane's interview about motherhood with host Scott West on DayBreak USA Radio Morning Magazine.
6 minutes, 4 seconds
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Fully Known with Mo Aiken

NY Times bestselling author Mo Aiken (Isom) invites you experience true intimacy with God. How can you experience God more deeply, even as a busy parent? How can you pass along vibrant and bold faith to your children? May is about celebrating MOTHERHOOD and this conversation will inspire you to become more passionate in your family about God.   Learn more about Mo Aiken and her book, Fully Known: An Invitation to True Intimacy with God.  Learn more about Arlene's book, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom. 
29 minutes, 7 seconds
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Holley Gerth Powerful Purpose of Introverts

January is about TRANSFORMATION. In this conversation with bestselling author Holley Gerth, you'll learn what it means to be an introvert. What's the brain science behind introverts and extroverts? How can you better understand and nurture the introverts in your family? Is it okay if your kids don't want to leave the house? You'll be encouraged by this eye opening talk about how we can better love each other well, especially the introverts in our life. Learn more about Holley's book, The Powerful Purpose of Introverts .
28 minutes, 55 seconds
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Steve Arterburn - Understanding ADHD and Your Child

What are the signs of ADHD in a child? You may be wondering why your child is so hyper or why he or she can't seem to pay attention. Counselor and bestselling author Steve Arterburn joins us today to share his personal journey of achievement and ADHD. You'll better understand the child who has ADHD and how it can actually be used as a superpower. Steve Arterburn has a new book out on the topic, Understanding and Loving Your Child with ADHD.  
28 minutes, 11 seconds
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David A.R. White Between Heaven and Hollywood

Your kids may be streaming more shows than usual these days. How can you guide your kids to screen time that's more positive, strengthening what you are teaching instead of tearing it all down? Pure Flix founding partner and actor David A.R. White shares how you make television something that brings you together as a family once again. You'll also learn about his God-given dream to head for Hollywood. It's a conversation that will make you want to chase your God-given dreams as well.  Learn more about David A.R. White and his book, Between Heaven and Hollywood: Chasing Your God-Given Dream.
18 minutes, 49 seconds
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Karen Ehman - Trusting God Even When It's Hard

Life can be hard. Relationships are broken. Responsibilities are piled high. How can you grow closer to God instead of falling away during times of struggle? New York Times bestselling author Karen Ehman has a new devotional for women (co-authored with Ruth Schwenk) to help you connect with Jesus everyday. It's called "Trusting God in All the Things." In today's conversation, you'll learn:   3:00 The difference between believing in God and trusting in Him  4:00 Ask this question to know if you’re having trouble trusting God  6:30 Practically speaking, how can you shift your trust in God?  7:30 When we are trying to manipulate outcomes for our kids, here’s a story to remember. 10:00 Key verses that will help you trust in God  14:50 How can you minister to your lonely daughter?  17:00 You might make the difference in bringing someone to Christ by befriending a neighbor  19:20 Lessons about soul control from the Psalms  20:45 About the “I Spy” journal  23:30 Ideas of spending time with God when you have kids and a crazy full schedule  Karen Ehman is a New York Times bestselling author with Proverbs 31 Ministries as well as a writer for Encouragement for Today, an online devotional that reaches more than four million women daily. She has authored eighteen books, including Keep It Shut. Married to her college sweetheart, Todd, she’s the mom of three adult children and two children-in-law, although she forgets which are which.  Learn more about Karen Ehman and her new devotional Trusting God in All Things on her website KarenEhman.com Spending too much time on screens this summer? My book Screen Kids co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman will help, along with the masterclass. Find out more at HappyHomeUniversity.com
28 minutes, 50 seconds
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Kerri Pomarolli Confessions of the Proverbs 32 Woman

Feeling overwhelmed as a mom? Not sure if you qualify to be the perfect Proverbs 31 woman? Comedian Kerri Pomarolli is here to inspire the rest of us from her faith-filled, funny book, Confessions of the Proverbs 32 Woman. Learn more about Kerri Pomarolli and her book. Watch Arlene's free videos to help you become a happier mom on Instagram , Facebook or her website .  
23 minutes, 35 seconds
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Freedom from Porn with Lynn Marie Cherry

What a joy to welcome Lynn Marie Cherry to share her moving story of redemption.  Lynn is the author of "Keep Walking: 40 Days to Hope and Freedom after Betrayal."  When she discovered her husband's porn addiction, her first response was denial.  But she learned in the years to come her marriage was worth fighting for.  Learn more at LynnMarieCherry.com 
20 minutes, 42 seconds
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Get Fit with Kim Dolan Leto

Fitness expert Kim Dolan Leto shares her STORY of physical fitness and how she turned her life around to be well. Combining body and soul, we'll talk about the connection between physical health and spiritual health. Does God even care about your workout routine? How can you model health to your kids when you don't feel like exercising or eating right? Learn more about Kim Dolan Leto's books and FIT (Faith Inspired Transformation) workout on Pure Flix. https://arlenepellicane.com/2021/03/podcast-get-fit-with-kim-dolan-leto/ 
27 minutes, 33 seconds
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Shaunti Feldhahn - Thriving in Love and Money

When you argue about money with your spouse, do you need a therapist or financial planner? Researcher and author Shaunti Feldhahn and her husband Jeff spent three years on a national research project on love and money. They found that conflict about money usually isn't about money at all. In this conversation with Shaunti about her book, Thriving in Love & Money, you'll find out:  3:30 Why most couples can’t talk about money 5:30 What to do when you’re not on the same page about money  6:30 If you are having tension around money, it’s probably not about the money. It’s about how money makes you feel. 9:20 What if one spouse is a saver and one is a spender?  13:00 Talking through regrets over past purchases  18:20 What if I want to be the boss over how my income is used (let’s do what I want to do!)?  22:50 How to start having conversations about money when you want to talk but your spouse doesn’t 24:20 Shaunti’s funny money confession!  30:00 Gut level fears being triggered by money - what’s the difference between men and women?  Shaunti (and her husband Jeff) Feldhahn are bestselling authors, renowned social researchers, and popular speakers. Both with professional degrees from Harvard (where they met), their books have sold 3 million copies in 25 languages. Learn more about Shaunti at her website. Take the free money assessment or get the book Thriving in Love and Money  Save $50 on Arlene's Happy Husband masterclass by using the promo code HAPPY HappyHomeUniversity.com/happyhusband
34 minutes, 58 seconds
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4 Habits of Joy Filled Marriages with Marcus Warner

Can just 15 minutes a day really help you stay in love? Author Marcus Warner says yes (and he will teach you what to do). Learn what the joy gap is and why it's important. You can stir up those emotions once again of love and affection in your marriage.    Learn about Dr. Marcus Warner and his book The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages.
23 minutes, 14 seconds
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Drew Hill - Helping Teens Walk with Jesus

Is your teenager hearing from Jesus? When our kids encounter Jesus for themselves, everything changes. Drew Hill has worked with teens for more than 20 years and shares how parents can invite teens to (literally) walk with Jesus. In today's conversation, you'll learn about: 2:30 Meeting Jesus as a teenager 4:00 This Christian camp experience changed my life 6:00 Go on a walk - why is this transformational? 7:30 About the documentary Godspeed: The Pace of Being Known 9:10 What if our teens aren’t interested in spiritual things - how can we help them get more interested? 12:00 What is the biggest change you’ve seen in youth ministry since smartphones? 14:10 We imagine things all the time 16:50 When should my kid get a phone? 19:45 I know I’m a phone addict… 24:00 Personal life lessons from Dr. Gary Chapman 28:00 Who is Crash the Rhino? Drew Hill is an award winning author and speaker. He serves as the head of school for the Covenant School in Greensboro, NC. He also works in the leadership of Young Life. He and his wife Natalie have five kids. Learn more about Drew and his book, Alongside Jesus: Devotions for Teenagers alongsideresources.com Watch the documentary Drew talked about: Godspeed, The Pace of Being Known Get Arlene's free Gratitude Workout - 10 ways to build the muscle of thanksgiving in your child's life. Subscribe at happyhomeuniversity.com The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.
34 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dr. Kathy Koch on Screens, Kids, and Teens

What is the harm of letting your child play video games or letting them have a phone?  Dr. Kathy Koch, author of Teens and Screens, is here to talk shop about technology.  Amusement does not have to be the priority in your child's life.  
14 minutes, 47 seconds
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Choose Joy with Mary Carver

You will be inspired to live with gratitude after listening to this interview with Mary Carver.  Mary is the co-author of Choose Joy: Finding Hope and Purpose When Life Hurts.  It's a story of triumph over illness and pity party living.
14 minutes, 18 seconds
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Mark Gregston - Understanding Teens

You want your child to get off video games...and do what? Relational expert Mark Gregston shares many practical ways we as parents and grandparents can better understand our teens and show them love. Strong family relationships and wisdom are sorely needed in our broken world. Author of Grandparenting Teens, Mark Gregston has been working over 40 years with teens in crisis - I like to think of him as the Chuck Norris of family relationships.  Learn more about Mark Gregston and his book, Grandparenting Teens. Watch Arlene's documentary, Screen Kids: In Their Own Words 
23 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why Can't My Child Pay Attention

Can your child focus on anything besides YouTube, social media, or video games? Today we're talking about the much needed skill of attention. It's one of the five A+ skills in my book Screen Kids. You'll learn how to strengthen your child's attention span - both in and out of school.  Learn more about Arlene's film, Screen Kids: In Their Own Words. happyhomeuniversity.com/film
27 minutes, 10 seconds
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Angela Perritt - Equipping Teen Girls to Love God Greatly

How can you get your teen girl more engaged with the Bible? Mom of three girls and founder of the ministry Love God Greatly, Angela Perritt, is here to share her enthusiasm for studying the Bible and how you can pass that love to your children and teenagers. We're talking about her new study Bible, the Young Women Love God Greatly Bible. In today's conversation, you'll learn:  5:00 How you can give girls a wider view of the world, a love for other nations   7:10 How to encourage kids who follow God because they WANT to, not because they HAVE to  9:00 What can a mom do to nudge a daughter to read God’s Word when she is not interested?   10:50 How can a Bible reading plan be a game changer in your family? 12:00 How do you apply the “SOAP” method of studying the Bible?  15:00 Let’s talk about the difference between reading the Bible in print or on the phone  17:50 This is one of the biggest lies this generation of girls is hearing 23:00 How can church history help our kids to be bolder about their faith?   26:00 Words of advice to moms who want to start a non-profit, ministry, or business  Angela Perritt is the founder and director of LoveGodGreatly.com, a nonprofit online Bible study ministry reaching thousands of women in over 200 countries around the world with God's Word through their translated Bible studies. Angela and her husband live in Dallas with their three daughters. Today we talked about her Young Women Love God Greatly Bible (it's a BEAUTIFUL study Bible).   Visit Happy Home University to subscribe to Arlene's email list and receive your free monthly resource, Five Stress Busters for Mom. 
34 minutes, 46 seconds
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Melissa Swain - Discipling Your Kids with Purpose

You're raising tiny disciples. Whether you have young ones or teens, Melissa Swain is here to help us write God's Word on our children's hearts. Family discipleship made simple. How do we do this in a way that our kids embrace? Today you'll learn:  3:45 What can Alexander the Great teach us about culture today? What is vulture culture? 5:50 The urgency of parenting…we have limited time 7:10 This isn’t an easy fix 7:50 How can you test how much popular culture is influencing your child? 10:30 Disciplining younger kids looks like this 11:50 How can I get my 18 year old to obey house rules? 14:50 You don’t have to have a huge chunk of time to disciple 17:10 The difference between connecting with a moment and connecting with your child 19:40 Try these creative s'mores 21:30 What NOT to do with your kids 24:10 A different way to hold your kids accountable 26:55 How might a family start a discipleship plan at home? 28:45 Help for the single mom (or for the mom who is the only Christian in the home) Guest Melissa Swain is the co-author of Write It On Their Hearts (authored with her late husband Chris). Melissa has spent nearly 23 years as a pastor’s wife and is a mom, homeschool teacher, writer, and editor.   To learn more, go to Melissa's website writeitontheirhearts.com Take the quiz, Is your child getting too much screen time? at happyhomeuniversity.com The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.
33 minutes, 13 seconds
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Bethany Palmer on Becoming a Happy Wife

Burned out?  Having fights about money with your spouse?  Overwhelmed?  Author and financial planner Bethany Palmer joins Arlene to talk about enjoying your role as a wife...even when you are crazy busy.  Plus learn about money personalities which will help you get along financially with your mate.
16 minutes, 58 seconds
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David Thomas - Raising Emotionally Strong Boys

"Emotionally mature" may not be the words you use to describe your son. Maybe your boy is prone to outbursts, or rarely says more than one sentence at a time. Counselor and author David Thomas is here to help us nurture and raise emotionally strong boys. In today's conversation, you'll learn:  2:30 How can we understand our boys better by using the Incredible Hulk?  5:00 Teach these three R’s to your kids so they can regulate themselves, going from stressed to settled  7:00 Work things out for yourself out loud so your child can hear how you manage stress and problems without angry outbursts 9:10 Boys funnel emotions through anger; they are more physical than girls (hitting walls, biting, etc)  11:00 How a walk, run, and movement can help your son regulate emotions  13:30 How to respond according to research when your boy says, “But I want to play my video game, it helps me calm down.”  15:00 Creating a top five list of regulation strategies  17:20 Emotional vocabulary chart - how to get one for free  19:45 The difference between saying “I am depressed” versus “I feel sad”  22:30 Suicidal ideations - how can you tell if your child is serious?  24:30 Adult men lead some of the scariest stats out there - including suicide  27:50 Practice this exercise to put events in perspective (so they know losing homework isn’t the end of the world)  David Thomas is the director of family counseling at Daystar Counseling in Nashville, TN and the coauthor of 10 books. He and his fellow counselor Sissy Goff co-host the podcast Raising Boys and Girls. David’s newest book is Raising Emotionally Strong Boys: Tools Your Son Can Build on for Life.   Find out more about David Thomas and his book Raising Emotionally Strong Boys at RaisingBoysandGirls.com Take the free quiz, "Is my child getting too much screen time?" at HappyHomeUniversity.orgThe Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome
32 minutes, 52 seconds
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Powerful Prayers for Parents with Fern Nichols

You don't have to feel helpless as a parent.  Your prayers can make a world of difference!  Moms in Prayer founder Fern Nichols shares how to become more effective in prayer.  
14 minutes, 46 seconds
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We Too with Mary DeMuth

Author Mary DeMuth offers hope and perspective from her latest book, We Too - How the Church Can Respond Redemptively to the Sexual Abuse Crisis. Find resources at Wetoo.org
18 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dr. Kathy Koch Starts with the Heart

Wondering how to motivate your kids to behave differently? In Dr. Kathy Koch's new book, Start with the Heart, you'll learn how to motivate your child from the inside out and improve your communication as a parent.
20 minutes, 44 seconds
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Pastor Glen Cole on 58 Years of Marriage

On Valentines Day 2012, legendary pastor Glen Cole died unexpectedly at 78 years old.  Listen to this interview between Arlene and Pastor Cole recorded a few months earlier.  You will be touched by his wise and hilarious words about marriage and his life with his bride of 58 years and their beautiful family.  Learn how you too can live happily ever after from Pastor Glen Cole
29 minutes, 35 seconds
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Melanie Hempe on Video Games and Kids Part 1

Video games aren’t what they used to be when we were kids. They are far more addicting and immersive than ever. Is your child at risk for video game addiction? Melanie Hempe RN shares her real life experience with her college gamer along with medical information about the brain that will change the way you view video games and your kids. Learn more about Melanie Hempe and her books Will Your Gamer Survive College? and Screen Strong Solution: how to free your child from addictive habits.
26 minutes, 34 seconds
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Louie Giglio - Wonder of Creation

Do you feel comfortable talking with your kids about faith and science? Today's guest, Passion founder Louie Giglio, reminds us that God can handle scientific scrutiny as He is the creator of all things. In his new book for kids, The Wonder of Creation, you'll find a great resource to share the world of science with your child from a Biblical worldview. We'll also talk about developing a passion for Christ that lasts.   Today you will learn:  5:30 The more is discovered in the universe, the more we see intelligent design 6:00 It’s okay to say, "I don’t know the answer to that. Let’s find out."  7:00 Let's dismantle the wall between God and science  9:45 Show your kids the James Webb telescope  10:50 Why you must begin with Genesis 1:1 for children  12:30 Valuing your children but not making them the center of the universe  14:45 Putting down screens and getting outside instead  18:00 How can we raise a worshipper? The power of a dad to influence his kids to follow Jesus  21:00 Your heart can still burn for God in your 40s, 50s, 60s  24:40 Prepare your kids for what the values they will learn in college so it will not rattle them to the core  27:00 Worldview is set young - don’t wait - get your young kids in a worship environment Learn more about Louie Giglio's new book, The Wonder of Creation Need help with your child's media choices? Read Arlene's book co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, Screen Kids and visit Happy Home University to take the free quiz - Is my child getting too much screen time?
32 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Joy of Missing Out with Tonya Dalton

Maybe you feel busy but not productive. Productivity expert Tonya Dalton helps us to strategize and prioritize so we can experience the joy of missing out. Learn how to reject the pressure to do more, be more, and achieve more, instead focusing on what is truly important in your life.
22 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Happiness Habit Part 1

Arlene shares Part 1 of her message, "The Happiness Habit."  Based on her book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife, you'll learn how to put a smile on your face even when you don't feel like it.   Discover why happy is more about habit than happenstance.    
19 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dear Daughters with Susie Davis

Do you sometimes wonder if you're doing this parenting thing right? Maybe you long for a mentor mom who is a few steps ahead of you. Author and mentor Susie Davis understands the importance of having a mentor. You'll be encouraged by this conversation with a spiritual mama about overcoming worry, embracing the small stuff, and evaluating your life through God's eyes, not Instagram. Learn how to move from fear to freedom, living in the community that God intended.   Learn more about Susie Davis and her book, "Dear Daughters."  
20 minutes, 30 seconds
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Grandparents Matter with Isabel Tom

Family life is richer with grandparents! How can you get along better? What if you are exhausted - between caring for your kids and your parents? Isabel Tom, author of The Value of Wrinkles, talks about why grandparents matter and what you can do to leverage the strength and wisdom of an older generation in your home.   Learn more about Isabel Tom and her book The Value of Wrinkles.   Learn more about my new book with Dr. Gary Chapman, Grandparenting Screen Kids.  
25 minutes, 22 seconds
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Food and the Battle for Satisfaction with Asheritah Ciuciu

Do you struggle with food?  Arlene interviews Asheritah Ciuciu about her new book, "Full: Food, Jesus and the Battle for Satisfaction."  Learn how you can finally put food in its proper place and break the hold it may have on your heart and health.  
19 minutes, 32 seconds
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But It's Not My Fault with Marty Machowski

You've probably had your kids say "But it was my brother's fault!" or "I didn't know about that!" to escape blame.  Author Marty Machowski teaches us how to introduce the concept of sin and reconciliation to kids through his children's story "Don't Blame the Mud."  It's a great way to teach your kids to own up for their mistakes and reconcile their relationships.  
19 minutes, 2 seconds
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Mike Nawrocki (aka Larry the Cucumber) - Bible Stories for Kids

If you've ever watched Veggie Tales with your kids, you have seen Larry the Cucumber.  The voice of Larry and co-creator of Veggie Tales, Mike Nawrocki, is here to help us share Bible stories with our kids consistently and creatively.  He and Amy Parker have a new children's book, The Bible for Me - Bible Stories and Prayers that you are going to love.  Plus Larry the Cucumber and a surprise guest make an appearance. Today you're going to learn: 3:00 How old do kids need to be to understand Bible stories?  7:00 Benefits of reading versus watching animation  8:10  Book suggestions to read with your older kids  9:10 How do you raise a child who loves reading?  12:20 The connection between what your child is watching and worldview  17:00 The Bible and learning it for a lifetime  19:00 How can we foster creativity in kids  22:00 Advice for kids who are interested in being a voice actor  Learn more about Mike Nawrocki's new book, The Bible for Me - Bible Stories and Prayers  Need help with your child's media choices?  Read Arlene's book co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, Screen Kids and visit Happy Home University to take the free quiz - Is my child getting too much screen time?  
25 minutes
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Lynn Donovan Praying for Your Unsaved Spouse

What can you do if your spouse isn't a Christian? What's it like being married to an unbeliever? How can you pray for your spouse without alienating him or her? Lynn Donovan shares her journey of praying 20 years for her husband...with amazing results. Her new book is Marching Around Jericho. Learn more about Lynn Donovan and her book Marching Around Jericho: Praying Your Unsaved Spouse into the Kingdom. Now available: the Access More app!   Coming in October: Arlene's new books Screen Kids & Grandparenting Screen Kids.
33 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Toddler Brain with Dr. Laura Jana

How can you set up your children for success from a young age? Pediatrician Dr. Laura Jana explains what is happening in the toddler brain, what key skills need to be nurtured early in life, and how you can help your children reach for the stars. Get the latest research on your child's developing brain. This information will help you as a parent as we celebrate MOTHERHOOD this month.   Learn more about Dr. Laura Jana and her book, The Toddler Brain.  Learn more about Arlene's book, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom  
32 minutes, 21 seconds
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Leah Boden - Love Education Again with Modern Miss Mason

Are your kids enthusiastic about school? Whether your child goes to public, private or homeschool, author Leah Boden has ideas that will get your children more interested in learning. Many educators are familiar with Charlotte Mason and her philosophy of education. In Leah's new book titled Modern Miss Mason, you'll discover how anyone can use Charlotte Mason's principles to spark curiosity and lengthen attention spans. In today's conversation, you will learn:  3:45 Who was Charlotte Mason and why is she important in education?  6:20 Children are not like a lump of clay that we form 8:00 What is the atmosphere of your home and how is that a tool of education?  11:50 How tech can be used for good in education, to bring out beauty  18:50 What is masterly inactivity? How can you train kids so you can trust them?  21:00 Try this in Bible study to help your kids learn for themselves  23:00 Creating a love of books in the home, how to choose a good book  25:50 What might a day of Charlotte Mason education look like?  28:50 When a homeschooling mom is exhausted  Leah Boden is the author of Modern Miss Mason: Discover how Charlotte Mason’s revolutionary ideas on home education can change how you and your children learn and grow together. Leah is a wife and mother of four. She’s a longtime home educator with over 20 years of experience working with families within the church. She speaks, coaches, and runs workshops to share the beauty of a Charlotte Mason approach to childhood, motherhood, and education. She and her family live in England.  Learn about Leah Boden's book, Modern Miss Mason at leahboden.com Get Arlene's free monthly resource 5 Ways to Reset Your Tech. These are small, doable changes that bring big results (and more peace in your home). happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe
31 minutes, 49 seconds
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Dave Willis Teaching Boys About Sex

Teaching your son about sex can be awkward and difficult. Dave Willis shows us how to teach boys about sex so they will grow up into men who respect women and enjoy intimacy the way God intended. If you are nervous about having a sex talk with your boy, this will help you speak with confidence and compassion.  Learn more about Dave Willis and his book "Raising Boys Who Respect Girls."
23 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bill Farrel on Understanding Your Man

Bestselling author Bill Farrel answers questions like why is sex so important to a man?  What does a wife's appearance mean to a man?  You will love Bill's wisdom, sense of humor, and way of explaining the heart of a man. 
28 minutes, 1 second
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Rebellious Teens with Ginger Hubbard

What can a parent do when a teen goes sideways? Author and mom Ginger Hubbard shares her STORY of being a rebellious teenager. Even though she was raised in a loving home, she went against her parents, even moving out of the house in high school. How did she come back home? What did her parents do to draw her closer instead of pushing her further away? Find out in this authentic conversation that will touch your heart. Learn more about Ginger Hubbard, her books, and the Parenting with Ginger Hubbard podcast.https://arlenepellicane.com/2021/03/podcast-rebellious-teens-with-ginger-hubbard/  
31 minutes, 38 seconds
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From Hobby to Business with Kelsey Chapman

This STORY shows the power of having a mentor. Kelsey Chapman wanted to become an entreprenuer. How could she move from a dreamer to a doer? If you want to start your own business, a side hustle, or simply get better as a spouse or parent, you will want to know how to leverage the power of others. Together we can change the world. Learn more about Kelsey Chapman and her book "What They Taught Me" https://arlenepellicane.com/2021/03/podcast-from-hobby-to-business-with-kelsey-chapman/ 
26 minutes, 31 seconds
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Andy Freeman and the Motorcycle Ride

Ever feel stuck in your marriage?  Arlene talks to Andy Freeman about how to keep the adventure going in your marriage.  At age 55, Andy learned how to ride a motorcycle AND invited his wife to ride cross country with him.  Find out how they lived to tell the story!
12 minutes, 58 seconds
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Dr. David Clarke on Kissing, Magic Words, and More

Dr. David Clarke unpacks the importance of kissing, talk times, and praise in a healthy marriage.  You will enjoy the wit and wisdom of this psychologist and author of Kiss Me Like You Mean It and I Don't Want a Divorce. 
20 minutes, 52 seconds
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Choose Greatness for Your Boy with Clarence Shuler

Author Clarence Shaler talks about the wise decisions young men can make from his book "Choose Greatness." Many boys are adrift, not succeeding in school or life, but just in video games. Learn how to parent your boy with purpose so he will grow up to be a great man.
17 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cliff and Joyce Penner on Being Sexually Free Part 2

Bestselling authors and sex therapists Dr. Cliff and Joyce Penner join Arlene for a candid and informative interview about married sex.  What do you do if pornography enters the picture?  How can you become more intimate with your husband through the years?  Find out in this interview for Arlene's book 31 Days to a Happy Husband. 
14 minutes, 51 seconds
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Finding Beautiful with Rebecca Friedlander

What is beautiful?  Author and photographer Rebecca Friedlander uncovers true beauty through the lens of Scripture and what she has learned after interviewing women from all around the world.
18 minutes, 40 seconds
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Jessie Seneca - Raising Girls

Raising girls in this Instagram, anxious world can be tough. Author Jessie Seneca has gone from diaper to diamond (as in seeing her daughters get married) and she's here to coach us up! It's a hope-filled journey raising girls when you have time-tested wisdom to rely on.  Learn more about author of Raising Girls: Diaper to Diamond, Jessie Seneca and the iMom Virtual Conference on November 6, 2021.   Arlene will be speaking at the conference also, find out more at MoreOfHimMinistries.org
26 minutes, 45 seconds
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Miracle Moment with Nicole Unice

There's a better alternative when you want to shut up, blow up, or give up. Counselor and coach Nicole Unice joins us for a group counseling session. You'll learn how to name your emotions and to keep them from controlling you. You can turn your disagreements and conflicts around by using Nicole's Miracle Moment. Learn how to do it and start the healing process in your relationship with with your spouse and kids. We're celebrating MOTHERHOOD this month. Learn more about Nicole Unice and her book Miracle Moment.   Learn more about Arlene's book, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom  
29 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dr. George Barna Worldview in America

From the media to the classroom, our kids are surrounded by beliefs that run counter to the Bible. Things that were shocking 50 years ago are promoted as desirable today. Researcher Dr. George Barna describes the worldview Americans are most likely to draw from - it's a watered down, feel good, fake Christianity.   In order for your child to show RESILIENCE, you must educate yourself about our culture to learn how to equip your child to stand fast in the faith.   There's no better person than Dr. George Barna at the Cultural Research Center to help us make sense of the research coming out about millennials and the beliefs of our nation.  
28 minutes, 8 seconds
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Dr. Jennifer Thomas - Teaching Your Kids to Apologize

Have you seen someone wearing a t-shirt, "Sorry, Not Sorry"? As a culture, we are getting good at shifting blame and defending ourselves instead of taking responsibility when we do something wrong. Dr. Jennifer Thomas has teamed up with Dr. Gary Chapman to develop the Five Apology Languages. How can you teach your kids how to apologize? You'll learn how to use apologies to repair your most important relationships.  In today's interview with Dr. Jennifer Thomas, you'll understand: 4:30 What are people looking for in an apology? 5:27 What are the five apology languages? 10:30 Role play: how would I use these five apology languages if I wanted to apologize for yelling at my kids? 15:00 Might you have a problem with over-apologizing? 18:20 How do you help young kids learn how to apologize? What is better to say than “I’m sorry”? 20:00 How to help your kids save face during the apology 23:00 We live in a “sorry, not sorry” culture - how can we teach kids that apologies are important? 24:30 How do you know when to apologize by text or when to apologize face to face? 27:50 How can we reach out to our estranged family members? What if we are not sincerely sorry but we want to connect? Psychologist Dr. Jennifer Thomas is a motivational speaker specializing in the five love languages and communication. Learn more about her book The Five Apology Languages (co-authored with Gary Chapman). Interested in getting closer to your spouse this month? Take the 7 Day Romance Challenge, download it for free at HappyHomeUniversity.com
31 minutes, 35 seconds
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Fake Parenting News with Wendy Faucett

John Rosemond parenting coach Wendy Faucett identifies the fake news you might be believing as a parent and what to do about it.   You'll learn why doing less - not more - for your kids is much healthier for their development and why the punishment doesn't always have to fit the crime.  
16 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dad Tired with Jerrad Lopes

Moms aren't the only ones to get tired - dads get overwhelmed too.  Men can feel inadequate or unprepared to lead their families well - especially when it comes to spiritual matters of the heart.  Dad Tired founder Jerrad Lopes joins us for an honest and helpful conversation about what it means to protect one's family, how to deal with porn and other challenges, how to keep dating your spouse, as well as two ways to win your wife's heart.
33 minutes, 4 seconds
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Molly DeFrank - How to do a Digital Detox

Are you tired of the screen time battles in your home? If you're constantly managing fights between your kids, meltdowns, or saying "put that away!" it may be time for a digital detox. Author and mom of six Molly DeFrank shares her family's journey of unplugging and outlines a detailed plan for you to do the same. Today's conversation is about:  2:30 Mother has had it! The birth of the digital detox 5:00 How do you present the digital detox to your kids? What does that talk sound like? 7:30 What are signs that your children need a detox from devices? 9:00 Mom, say this when your kids say I’m bored 12:00 The best part of the detox is noticing your child’s specific talents and interests 15:20 Do parents have to join the digital detox? If so, how? 17:30 Kids from foster care - adapting the digital detox for them 22:00 Here’s how you can continue the digital detox long term 25:20 You don’t have to be organized or a planner to do this digital detox because… Molly DeFrank is the mama of the digital detox. She's a stay home mom and foster mom of six kids ages 12 and under. She's been a guest on Good Morning America and her new book is Digital Detox: The 2 week tech reset for kids. Find out more on Molly's website Visit Happy Home University to subscribe to Arlene's free family monthly resources.  
28 minutes, 30 seconds
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Arlene Pellicane - Strong Marriage, Strong Family

Loving your kids is very important, but so is loving your spouse. How can you invest in your marriage this week? It’s worth the effort to get closer to your spouse because a strong marriage makes a strong family. It can be easier to talk about parenting and sweep your marriage issues under the rug. On today's episode, Arlene shares a few things she has learned about marriage.   You'll learn:   3:40 Here’s the weird thing that happened to me in spin class 6:20 Providing stability to your kids  7:25 We don’t live in a committed culture  9:00 Think of commitment like this, not that  11:40 I would be considerate to my spouse if he was considerate to me… 15:00 What’s one thing you could do for your spouse today?  16:00 But my spouse is no longer novel or interesting… 18:00 My husband’s glucose kick 19:50 Create more wonder in your marriage like this (check out Bill Farrel’s interview in the archives)  22:00 Advice for stepfamilies (check out past interviews with Ron Deal and/or Laura Petherbridge in the archives)  24:00 Dropping off our oldest to college with tears If you want to learn more, read Arlene's book 31 Days to a Happy Husband.  You can also take the masterclass here: happyhomeuniversity.com/happyhusband Arlene Pellicane is the host of the Happy Home podcast, speaker, and author of several books including Parents Rising and Screen Kids. The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.
27 minutes, 9 seconds
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Christmas Makeover with Melissa Spoelstra

Is your Christmas season marked by stress instead of calm?  How can you focus on what's really important (the birth of Christ) and pass that along to your kids?  Melissa Spoelstra shares practical tips to help you this season from her book, "Total Christmas Makeover: 31 Devotions to Celebrate with Purpose."  
15 minutes, 26 seconds
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Sharon Jaynes When You Don't Like Your Story

This March, we're talking about STORY. Is the story of your life turning out how you dreamed or far from it? Author Sharon Jaynes shares from her new book, "When You Don't Like Your Story." She didn't have a fairytale childhood - far from it - how did she learn how to re-write her story for good? Learn how to stop picking at emotional scabs to allow them to heal. Learn more about Sharon and her book When You Don't Like Your Story. https://arlenepellicane.com/2021/03/podcast-sharon-jaynes-when-you-dont-like-your-story/  
25 minutes, 59 seconds
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Gary Chapman When Couples are Stuck at Home

Have you been sheltering in place with your spouse for months? Dr. Gary Chapman has marriage advice to bring us closer during this pandemic. For some, COVID-19 has given a chance to reconnect. For others, it has revealed problems and resulted in conflict. Based on more than 40 years of counseling couples, Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the 5 Love Languages, offers help from his newest book, 5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage...When You're Stuck at Home Together. Learn more about Gary Chapman and his book, 5 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage...When You're Stuck at Home Together
24 minutes, 32 seconds
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Screens Divide with Arlene Pellicane

We used to have a common STORY in families because we watched the same TV shows. But the days of everyone watching the same program are over. With so many streaming services and choices on YouTube, Disney, Netflix and so much more, we have individualized entertainment. Family movie nights are harder to enjoy when everyone wants to watch something different. Arlene comments on a Wall Street Journal article about this phenomenon and gives tips on how you can keep screens from dividing you from your kids. Learn more about Arlene's latest masterclass to help you have a happier home at https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/ 
20 minutes, 35 seconds
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Jeff Brawner - Smart Parenting

We live in an age of smart everything - smart phones, smart cars, smart homes, and smart kids. But what about us? Are we being smart in our parenting?  Arlene's pastor Jeff Brawner is here to bring family changing principles from the book of Proverbs that will get you parenting smart according to the Word of God. In this message recorded at Bonita Valley Community Church, you'll learn:  5:00 What does the Bible mean by “train up a child”? 10:00 How long am I supposed to train my kids? 12:30 These boundaries aren’t bad, they save lives 14:30 Your child has been pre-packed by God 17:45 Boys learn in different ways than girls 20:00 There’s no one size fits all - God has never created a child without purpose. 23:00 How can you provide security for your kids? 23:45 Lessons from the biosphere 27:00 Trust God’s promises when you don’t understand the plan 29:00 Deep convictions will keep your kids from falling Pastor Jeff Brawner is the senior pastor of Bonita Valley Community Church in San Diego, California. He and his wife have two adult children who are serving in ministry. Learn more at BonitaValley.com  Get Arlene's recommended reading list for kids and teens at Happy Home University. Just subscribe to Arlene's monthly free resource for instant access! happyhomeuniversity.com The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.
34 minutes, 18 seconds
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Listener Fave: Dr. Gregory Jantz - Anxiety Reset

Are your kids wrestling with anxiety? If you or someone you love has lost hope of ever getting free from overwhelming or persistent anxiety, you don't have to stay stuck in despair. Acclaimed mental health expert Dr. Gregory Jantz is here to help you understand and overcome the fears that have been holding you back. On today's podcast, you'll learn:   3:20 What is the difference between worry and anxiety? 4:20 Signs that your child may need professional help 6:00 How do you motivate your child to re-engage with others and come out of their shell? 8:30 Tips for helping your child succeed emotionally and mentally in school next year 10:10 If you’re already feeling depressed and not good about yourself, social media will probably make you feel worse. 14:30 How to connect with your kids when you’re out of ideas. 16:20 What does the brain look like on anxiety? 18:30 Here are questions you can ask someone who is feeling anxiety 21:00 Empathy and gentleness are key Dr. Gregory Jantz is the founder of The Center - A Place of HOPE in Edmonds, Washington, voted a Top Ten facility for Depression Treatment in the United States. Dr. Jantz is a world-renowned expert on depression, anxiety, eating disorders, technology addiction and abuse. Dr. Jantz is a best-selling author of 40 books and a go-to media authority on mental and behavioral health afflictions, appearing on CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, and CNN. Today we’re talking about his book, The Anxiety Reset: a life changing approach to overcoming fear, stress, worry, panic attacks, OCD, and more. Learn more at Dr. Jantz's website. Get Arlene's free monthly family resource at HappyHomeUniversity.comThe Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.
24 minutes, 47 seconds
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Hope for the Single Mom and Prodigals with Janet Thompson

Whether you need help as a single mom or encouragement with your prodigal children, this interview with author Janet Thompson will touch your heart and help you prioritize what is really important.  You'll learn:  -How to better journey through divorce and single parenting -How to pray for your prodigal child -The importance of woman-to-woman mentoring -What to do if you feel alienated by the church because you are divorced or a single parent -How to win the spiritual battles in your home  
13 minutes, 33 seconds
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Romance Challenge with Sharon Jaynes

Author Sharon Jaynes joins Arlene to talk about her new book "A 14 Day Romance Challenge: Reigniting Passion in Your Marriage."  You'll be encouraged to captivate your husband all over again.  Find out why romance isn't just for Hollywood movies and how you can experience romance with your spouse more and more in everyday life.  
13 minutes, 37 seconds
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Getting Your Home Organized

Organizing expert Marcia Ramsland joins Arlene to talk about getting your home in order.  Where do you start?  What can do if you're frustrated by a messy house?  She'll give you doable ideas including a way to clean up after a meal in 10 minutes.  
14 minutes, 44 seconds
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Tim Hawkins on the Comedy of Marriage

Comedian Tim Hawkins talks to Arlene about marriage and all the funny stuff that goes along with a man and a woman trying to understand each other for life.  You will love his perspective on marriage, date night, and the perplexity of women in general.  Insightful, honest, hilarious - Tim Hawkins!
22 minutes
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Patrick Brown on the Best Home Improvement

Need a marriage makeover?  Arlene is joined by Patrick Brown, the host of TLC's Home Made Simple for eight seasons.  Patrick shares what a wife can do to make a man feel a hero in his own home.  Don't worry...these basic steps do not require power tools or complicated assembly.
14 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dr. Kathy Koch - Resilient Kids

Do your kids embrace life with confidence? We talk about resilience but how many kids are really willing to take risks, fail, and get back up again? Dr. Kathy Koch is here to help us raise resilient kids who can recover from bad days and disappointments.  For kids to be resilient, they need to know the God of the Bible. In today's conversation, you'll learn:  3:20 What is resilience?  4:50 Don’t just talk about resilience, this is how to live it out in front of your kids  5:40 Your daughter blames her teacher for a bad grade, what do you say?  8:20 What is the difference between a failure and a mistake? 12:45 When you zap your kids without even knowing it  15:15 The powerful roles of optimism and pessimism 16:55 Use the calendar this way to help your kids recover 19:45 Big trauma versus little trauma  22:30 Put your phone down and hear your child’s heart cry  24:35 Technology has taught us that everything is easy  26:46 Learning lessons from giraffes about over-parenting  29:34 Fostering spiritual resiliency in your kids  Dr. Kathy Koch is a child development specialist and founder of Celebrate Kids based in Fort Worth Texas. She has influenced thousands of parents, teachers and children in 30 countries through keynote messages and seminars. Her books include Screens and Teens, 8 Great Smarts and the topic of today's conversation, Resilient Kids. Learn more about Dr. Kathy and her book Resilient Kids at Celebrate Kids celebratekids.com Screen time getting a little out of control? Get Arlene's free monthly resource 5 Ways to Reset Your Tech. These are small, doable changes that bring big results (and more peace in your home). happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Want to feel closer to your spouse this Valentine's Day? Join Arlene's 31 Days to a Happy Husband Masterclass at happyhomeuniversity.com/happyhusbandSponsored in part by Talk About by Awana. Get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com keyword Happy Home.
37 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dr. Marjorie Blanchard on Becoming a Happy Wife

Want to excel in your all important role as wife?  Join Arlene for this informative discussion with business leader, entrepreneur, and author Dr. Marjorie Blanchard.  Learn how to achieve unity in marriage, identify roles, and stay interesting to yourself and to your spouse.   
9 minutes, 42 seconds
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Bill Farrel Marriage Meet Up

How do you build a LASTING LOVE between husband and wife? Bestselling author Bill Farrel shares one key ritual that has kept him & his wife Pam close for more than 40 years. Plus he reveals something you might not expect that is kryptonite to a man. Learn more about Bill Farrel and the Marriage Meet Ups planner: http://www.love-wise.com/product/marriage-meet-ups/ . Learn more about Arlene's 31 Days to a Happy Husband Masterclass https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/ 
25 minutes, 54 seconds
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Valerie Woerner - No More Boring Prayers

Are you satisfied with your prayer life? Maybe you feel too busy to pray, or quite honestly, you find prayer boring. No more boring prayers! Author of Pray Confidently and Consistently, Valerie Woerner is here to give us a primer on prayer. What did generations before us to do pray (and how can we follow in their footsteps)?   Learn how to freshen up your prayer life and watch how God will move mountains in your life and family. Learn more about Valerie Woerner and her new book, Pray Confidently and Consistently.   Watch Arlene's documentary, Screen Kids: In Their Own Words
25 minutes, 18 seconds
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How to Be a Happy Stepmom with Laura Petherbridge

Smart Stepmom joins Arlene to help the frustrated stepmom find more peace at home.  Learn how to adjust expectations, discipline your stepkids, and the one thing you don't want to miss out on with your biological kids.  Arlene interviewed Laura Petherbridge for her upcoming book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom. 
14 minutes, 2 seconds
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DREAM Marriage Key #2: Respect

You cannot underestimate the power of respect in a husband's heart.  In this message about having a DREAM marriage, Arlene reveals the second key to your husband's heart:  respect.  Learn how to give it regardless of what is happening in your marriage.  Discover how to communicate in a way that will make your husband (and marriage) thrive. 
16 minutes, 36 seconds
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DREAM Marriage Key #3: Eros

How would you rate your lovelife?  In message three of the DREAM marriage series, Arlene talks about the "E" in DREAM which is eros.  Get revved up about romance in your marriage once again with these easy ideas
20 minutes
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Mitch Albom - Stranger in the Lifeboat

So excited to welcome bestselling author Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie) to kick off 2022!  As parents, we can easily slip into complaining or a martyr complex (look at me and all the sacrifices I have to make for these kids!!!). Talking to Mitch Albom about his daughter Chika really helps to put it all into perspective. In Mitch's book Finding Chika, you'll learn of his unusual journey to parenting - beginning with an orphanage in Haiti that would change his life forever.   In today's conversation, you'll hear about:   5:00 Taking Chika to Disneyland for the first time 8:00 How children are curious and full of wonder before given screens 11:30 The unexpected making of a family 14:00 How parenting enhances a marriage  15:45 How to handle conflict in the marriage when your child is seriously ill 18:30 Everything you do is an example to your children 19:30. Carrying Chika when she could no longer walk 21:50. Morrie's profound sentence 24:30 Chika singing "I am a Child of God" 26:00 About the Stranger in the Lifeboat 29:30. Why did you take away this person God? Here's a better question to ask... Mitch Albom has sold over 40 million copies of his books including the bestselling memoir of all time Tuesdays with Morrie. He and his wife Janine direct the Have Faith Orphanage in Haiti. His newest books (the subjects of our interview) are Finding Chika and The Stranger in the Lifeboat.   And remember this month... Arlene's Screen Kids Masterclass is $125 off, just use the promo code RESTART22. HappyHomeUniversity.com
35 minutes, 27 seconds
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Apologetics for Kids with Natasha Crain

Mom, how is Jesus different than other gods? Dad, can you prove miracles in the Bible really happened? Kids can ask tough questions about faith that are frankly hard to answer. In this encore episode, Natasha Crain gives us a framework to explain God to our littles and teens - apologetics for kids. If your child is having doubts or if you don't know how to answer questions about God, you will want to listen to this conversation with Natasha and get her book, Talking with Your Kids About Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have.
24 minutes, 6 seconds
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Fear Fighting with Kelly Balarie

Arlene Pellicane interviews author of Fear Fighting, Kelly Balarie, about the keys she has discovered to deal with paralyzing fear.  Learn how to use prayer and brave declarations to chase fear away. This change of perspective makes a big difference. Enjoy more peace and less stress by changing what you think about and what you say.  
15 minutes, 41 seconds
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Zero to Five - Tech for Littles

At what age can you safely introduce screens to your kids? Arlene Pellicane shares about ages and stages, examining screen time for babies through five years old. You'll learn what's happening in your child developmentally in the first five years, how to implement AAP recommendations for screen time, and if video chatting is okay for babies. Is tech more good or bad for teeny tiny littles?   By the end of this conversation, you'll understand:  4:00 Physical and cognitive milestones for babies and toddlers  6:05 What does the AAP recommend for screen time? Do babies acquire anything meaningful from screen time?  8:00 “Kids need to engage the world in which they actually live.” - Dr. Dimitri Christakis  9:00 Is video chatting for babies okay?  13:30 Help for discerning what is quality programming  15:30 Mister Rogers vs. Paw Patrol  19:30 The dumber the toy, the smarter the child  22:20 Will my child be at a disadvantage if he or she doesn’t play with a tablet?  25:50 Ideas for working from home with littles (without help of devices for babysitting)  30:00 The upside of old tech (hello DVD player!)  Learn more from Arlene's book co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, Screen Kids.  Visit Happy Home University to take the quiz, "Does my child have too much screen time?" Learn more from the nonprofit Children and Screens (they offer free webinars for parents).
33 minutes, 44 seconds
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25 Days of Christmas - Kristen Welch Giving Kids, Not Gimme Kids

Welcome to the 25 Days of Christmas here at the Happy Home podcast! We are counting down to Christmas in festive fashion. Get your free 25 Days of Christmas guide with 10 devotions (for mom and for kids), 10 easy and fun family activities, and 5 ways to serve your community.  Week 2 is all about GIVING. How can we help our kids to be giving kids, and not gimme kids? Kristen Welch, founder of Mercy House Global, is here to spark the joy of giving in our homes. You'll learn practical ways to reach out to your community, how to love others from different countries, and experience the supernatural high that comes from giving.  
25 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Well-Watered Woman with Gretchen Saffles

Our key word in April is GROW. How can we grow spiritually instead of slowing fading away from God's Word and His heart? Author Gretchen Saffles shares how we can take care of our souls in this busy world and packed family life. Find out what a well-watered woman is all about, and how you can be one starting today!   Learn more about Gretchen Saffles and her book, The Well-Watered Woman.  
29 minutes, 18 seconds
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Kathi Lipp on Becoming a Happy Wife

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14 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dr. Chris Winter - Sleep Problems and Kids

Sleep disorders in kids are on the rise. Experts say sleeplessness is a hidden health crisis for kids and teens. Neurologist and sleep expert Dr. Chris Winter is here to share from his book, The Rested Child. If you're wondering how to get your child to sleep longer (and get to bed earlier), this is your episode. Finally you'll understand the root of your child's sleep problems and what you can do about it...starting tonight.
38 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ashley and Dino Petrone - Designed to Last

Over a half a million readers have joined the journey of Instagram sensations Ashley and Dino Petrone (@ArrowsandBow). They share the adventures, mishaps, and joys of marriage and parenting through the lens of interior design. In their debut book, Designed to Last, you'll hear about their experience living in a 800 square foot trailer with their family of five. In today's fun interview, you'll hear:&nbsp; 2:30 How they rushed into marriage - thanks to their moms&nbsp; 4:00 Ashley: "I had no idea I married a gamer."&nbsp; 5:50 What if dad is playing video games with the kids and mom is concerned about it?&nbsp; 8:10 Wives, instead of nagging, do this... 11:55 How did you go from obsession to moderation when it comes to video games?&nbsp; 14:35 Why did you move your family of five into an RV?&nbsp;&nbsp; 16:30 Was it hard to sell all your things?&nbsp;&nbsp; 17:50 How did your kids like living in the RV? What did they think about having just a few things each?&nbsp; 19:00 After moving out of the RV, how did you keep the same close family vibe going?&nbsp;&nbsp; 21:00 Why the Instagram name Arrows and Bow?&nbsp;&nbsp; 22:00 Advice for the aspiring mom entrepreneur&nbsp; 25:00 How do you complement each other in business and in life?&nbsp; 25:50 Social media as a business, but not as something we want our kids on&nbsp; 28:40 Our rhythms to keep social media in check&nbsp; Ashley and Dino Petrone have been married since 2006 and make their home in Florida with their four kids (baby added since the RV!). Ashley began her popular Instagram account @ArrowsandBow as a way to document her home-design journey. Dino is a senior engineer and Ashley is a full-time mom, blogger, and interior designer. Visit them online and check out their book Designed to Last at www.arrowsandbow.com. Visit Happy Home University to subscribe to Arlene's email list and receive your free monthly resource, Five Stress Busters for Mom.&nbsp;
30 minutes, 56 seconds
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Listener Fave: Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan - Hooked on Games Part 1

Is video gaming helping or hurting your child? If you’ve ever wondered if your son or daughter is addicted to video games, you must hear what Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan have to say. How did Andrew, a bright John Hopkins-educated doctor, survive as an adult gamer playing 80-100 hours a week? In today's interview, you'll discover:&nbsp; 3:30 How do you define digital addiction? Why are video games super attractive to kids?&nbsp; 5:50 The difference between the video games of yesterday and today&nbsp; 6:30 I was playing 80-100 hours a week and sleeping 2 hours a day… 8:50 How do you cope when your spouse is overusing media in a destructive way?&nbsp; 11:30 The role of prayer in breaking this video gaming habit&nbsp; 13:00 Kids growing up with a father who wasn’t present because of excessive game play&nbsp; 15:00 The dramatic physical breakdown that Dr. Doan experienced because of gaming&nbsp; 17:00 Guidelines for video gaming and kids at different ages, and warning&nbsp; Dr. Andrew Doan is the author of Hooked on Games. He is an accomplished eye physician and surgeon with a doctoral degree in neuroscience from John Hopkins. He speaks with medical and scientific authority on brain development and how digital media reprograms the brain. His wife Julie is a registered nurse who is a digital media addiction specialist. Learn more about Hooked on Games here. Learn more about Arlene's Screen Kids masterclass at HappyHomeUniversity.comThe Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.
21 minutes, 34 seconds
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Teaching A+ Skills to Preschoolers Part 1

How are screens impacting your preschooler?  In this presentation to preschool educators, Arlene helps you teach emotional skills that no app can teach.  Based on her book with co-author Dr. Gary Chapman, Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World. 
19 minutes, 51 seconds
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25 Days of Christmas - Sandra Stanley Your Family's North Star

Welcome to the 25 Days of Christmas! We are counting down to Christmas in festive fashion. Get your free 25 Days of Christmas guide with 10 devotions (for mom and for kids), 10 easy and fun family activities, and 5 ways to serve your community.&nbsp; Week 3 is all about creating a FUN HOME. How can we create a home that our kids want to return home to year after year? My guest Sandra Stanley has three grown kids who love coming home. She's here to help us understand the seasons of parenting better (and leverage them to get closer to our kids). She explains what it means to have a north star as a family (and what hers is). On today's episode, we'll talk about: 3:50 Navigating Christmas with grown kids&nbsp; 7:10 What was your family’s north star?&nbsp; 10:20 What are the seasons of parenting? 11:40 The two rules we had at home&nbsp; 15:20 Natural consequences&nbsp; 19:20 How we use our phones to laugh together&nbsp; 24:10 How you talk to adult kids who are not making good decisions. More resources from Sandra Stanley and Arlene Pellicane.&nbsp;
33 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ruth Schwenk on Becoming a Happy Mom

Ruth Schwenk is a pastor's wife, mom of 4, author and blogger extraordinaire. Her new book is titled, "For Better or For Kids: A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House." On today's podcast, you'll learn: -How to regain proper perspective as a mom -The mission of being a mom -How to have a calmer, saner home - How to make decisions about kids' sports and activities You'll be encouraged to remember that the moments matter. What you do with your kids is not forgotten or unimportant. Learn more about Ruth at ForTheFamily.org or TheBetterMom.com  
13 minutes, 6 seconds
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Humor for the Weary Mom Part 2 with Rhonda Rhea

Mother of five Rhonda Rhea joins Arlene to give hope to the mom who is worrying about doing everything right.  Learn how to handle discipline better, prepare your teen for adulthood, and about rescuing your kids.  With a special word for pastors wives as well, Rhonda reveals what is truly important to the happy mom (and whether or not you should battle with your teen about hairstyles and colors!)  
15 minutes, 13 seconds
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Biblical Manhood with David Dusek

Boys and men are under attack. They are being stripped of mission, sidelined, and sexually tempted constantly. David Dusek, author of The Battle, joins us to explain what Biblical masculinity is all about and how we can raise our boys to be strong, godly men. We want to celebrate fatherhood, encouraging today's dads and preparing tomorrow's fathers.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about David Dusek and his book, The Battle.&nbsp;
32 minutes, 50 seconds
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Being a Younger You Part 1

If you want more energy and a younger look, you will enjoy this message about rejuvenating your heart and mind.  Learn how to turn the clock back without spending a dime.
26 minutes, 50 seconds
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40 Day Sugar Fast with Wendy Speake

Could you give up sugar for one month and survive? Like me, maybe you run to the pantry throughout the day for a sweet snack. Whether you eat out of boredom or as a reward, Wendy Speake is here to explain what the 40 Day Sugar Fast is - and how it just might revolutionize both your physical and spiritual life. Get ready for physical detox to intersect with spiritual transformation. Don't worry - I'm as nervous as you are about skipping my candy bars and cakes, but let's give it a try. Are you in? Learn more about Wendy Speake and the 40 Day Sugar Fast.
28 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dr. David Jeremiah How to Stay Happily Married

Is it possible to live happily ever after? Yes! Dr. David Jeremiah shares about his love for his wife Donna in this warm, personal conversation about his family life. Staying happliy married begins with commitment, a desire to serve your spouse, and having lots of fun along the way. You'll be inspired to smile again about your spouse and recognize the treasure you already have. Dr. David Jeremiah has been married more than 58 years. He is a pastor, New York Times bestselling author, and Turning Point radio and television teacher.&nbsp;&nbsp;
15 minutes, 15 seconds
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Bonnie Gray - Panic Attacks to Peace

Today's guest Bonnie Gray endured panic attacks, anxiety, and depression for years – all rooted in her traumatic childhood. As an adult, Bonnie embraced her identity as God’s beloved child, and healing began. How did she do it? In today's conversation you'll learn about: 3:30 Bonnie's birth to a mail order bride from Hong Kong and a bus boy in San Francisco's Chinatown 8:00 When I told my kids about my family secrets 10:30 My dad never came back 12:00 This journey was for me, going back to what the little girl went through 14:00 I chose the hardest story to tell my boys first 19:30 Panic attacks and faith 24:00 How do you explain PTSD to your spouse? 25:00 How to use ten minutes to lessen your anxiety 28:00 Meeting my dad again Bonnie Gray is a soul care expert and host of a wellness podcast entitled Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast. Her latest and most personal book is Sweet Like Jasmine: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness.&nbsp; And remember this month...Arlene's Screen Kids Masterclass is $125 off, just use the promo code RESTART22 at HappyHomeUniversity.com
30 minutes, 55 seconds
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25 Days of Christmas: Asheritah Ciuciu - Unwrapping the Names of Jesus for Kids

It's time for the 25 Days of Christmas! After explaining that Christmas is about Jesus' birthday, what else can you say to your kids about the meaning of the season? With fresh ideas from ancient Scriptures, Asheritah Ciuciu will help us introduce our kids to the names of Jesus in a fun way. More than 100,000 families have gone through Asheritah's advent devotional Unwrapping the Names of Jesus, and now she has a new children's book to bring the names of Jesus to life to your littles titled Unwrapping the Names of Jesus for Kids. During today's 25 Days of Christmas conversation, you'll learn: 4:00 Why is multi-generational discipleship valuable? 6:50 Ask grandma or grandpa this question to get conversation going 8:40 How to help kids understand the different names of Jesus 10:55 Detecting challenges your kids face 12:25 Two roses, one thorn 15:00 What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions? 16:10 You were burned out with Christmas, what turned it around for you? 20:35 Writing a children’s book wasn’t easy… 22:20 Creative ways to read to your kids 24:20 How to say no to a Christmas activity invite Asheritah Ciuciu is a writer, speaker, and founder of One Thing Alone Ministries. She grew up in Romania as a missionary kid and married her high school sweetheart. They have 3 children and live in Ohio.&nbsp; Find out about her new children's book Unwrapping the Names of Jesus at moodypublishers.com Get Arlene's free 25 Days of Christmas - your family guide which includes 10 devotions, 10 fun and easy family activities, and 5 ways to serve at happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe
26 minutes, 26 seconds
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How to Get Your Kids to Talk with Dr. Todd Cartmell

Did you know your child is like a dump truck filled with diamonds?  Clinical child psychologist Dr. Todd Cartmell explains the similarities between your child and a dump truck.  You'll learn how to look for diamonds through the power of listening.  Plus you'll learn how to train your child to freak out less and stop throwing tantrums.   Arlene interviewed Dr. Todd Cartmell for her new book, Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What's Right.   Find out more about Dr. Todd Cartmell at www.8simpletools.com
12 minutes, 4 seconds
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It's Time to Access More

Great news! Arlene is teaming up with Access More to bring you more podcasts to help you have a happier home. Maybe you want to have a better marriage or you need big time help in the parenting department. Arlene shares how the Happy Home podcast got started and what’s in store for you in the episodes ahead.
17 minutes, 35 seconds
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Cancer, Quilts and the Fountain of Youth with Kay Laboda

Cancer survivor Kay Laboda shares about the power of a quilt and prayer in her healing process.  Plus fashion tips to look young at any age.
17 minutes, 22 seconds
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DREAM Marriage Key #4: Attraction

How important is attraction in a marriage?  Find out why courtship and putting your best foot forward shouldn't stop after you say "I do."  Discover three questions to ask yourself that will help you become more attractive to your spouse - plus you'll feel great in the process too! 
19 minutes, 31 seconds
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It May Only Take a Spark, But My Matches are Wet (Part 2)

Do you want to have better sex with your husband?  Identify common roadblocks to intimacy and learn how to overcome them - even if you are a busy mom.  Learn how to fit romance in your busy schedule and rev up your love life even when you are not in the mood in Part 2 of Arlene's message titled It May Only Take a Spark, But My Matches are Wet!  This message was shared with a MOPS group (Mothers of Preschoolers) in Southern California.
22 minutes, 56 seconds
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Three Myths Women Fall For

If you are stressed out about time or feeling less than beautiful, you will enjoy this message by speaker and author Arlene Pellicane.  Arlene reveals 3 myths women often fall for and how you can avoid them.
41 minutes, 41 seconds
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I Surrender - Hannah's Prayer for Moms

Moms can have lots of questions for God. Why are my kids facing certain challenges? What college should my child attend? How do I get my child to stop talking back?&nbsp; When we can bring our honest requests to God and surrender outcomes to Him - there is freedom and an open invitation for God to do His best work. In this special message in preparation for Mother's Day, Arlene looks at the life of Hannah in the Old Testament. What can we learn from her prayer of surrender? Arlene will talk about:&nbsp; 2:00 When your child says, “Make me!”&nbsp; 7:00 Living in a time of moral decay&nbsp; 9:40 Showdown: Hannah versus Penninah&nbsp; 11:45 Moms should neither boast too much about their kids nor belittle them&nbsp; 15:00 When you feel like you’re not enough&nbsp; 20:00 Hannah prays a prayer that changes everything&nbsp; 23:00 When you weep before God, He will comfort you&nbsp; 24:00 Did you know there’s a physical difference between the tears you cry when chopping onions and the tears you cry when you are sad?&nbsp; 25:00 How to rejoice even before your prayer is answered 32:00 Trusting God while you are waiting for God to fulfill His promises to your family Get Arlene's free Five Stress Busters for Moms at Happy Home University by subscribing to her email list.
36 minutes, 28 seconds
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Marci Seither - Preparing for the Empty Nest

My husband James and I dropped our oldest child off at college a few weeks ago. Launching adults is hard. Author of Empty Nest, Marci Seither, is here to help us prepare for the next stage of parenting, wherever you are on the parenting journey. Marci has lots of experience as a mother of six! On today's podcast you'll learn: 3:50 How do you prepare to enter a new season with your kids?&nbsp; 6:10 The gap between our six kids - one in drivers training and one in potty training at the same time&nbsp; 7:30 Tight ring years - what does this mean?&nbsp; 12:00 Arlene sending off her oldest to college&nbsp; 13:10 How can we help prepare siblings for when their brother or sister leaves home?&nbsp; 17:45 What if you’re worried that your child isn’t ready to launch? What if you’re almost relieved that he or she is leaving because they cause stress in the home?&nbsp;&nbsp; 20:25 How did you cope with kids leaving home…stress knitting! It’s okay to grieve… 23:00 Finding a rhythm of rest - a quieting that you can create space for something new&nbsp; 26:45 “I feel like the best years of my life are over….” - how do you reinvent yourself after the empty nest?&nbsp; 30:45 How to parent your college child - what’s too much? What’s too little?&nbsp; 32:20 How to keep your marriage interesting&nbsp; Marci Seither is the author of Empty Nest and a beautiful new devotional, Lakeside Retreat. She has been featured on Focus on the Family, Guideposts magazine, and in hundreds of articles. Find out more at MarciSeither.com Get Arlene's book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife at ArlenePellicane.comThe Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.
37 minutes, 34 seconds
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Kristen Welch Raising Grateful Kids Pt 1

Popular blogger Kristen Welch shows you how to raise grateful kids in an entitled world.  You will be inspired by her family's service to their non profit Mercy House in Africa.  Learn how to respond when your kids complain or whine about what they don't have.  
13 minutes, 35 seconds
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Screen Kids - In Their Own Words

Are you tired of being the "mean parent" because of your screen rules? Do you ever wonder if you are being too strict?&nbsp; Today's special podcast is going to show you that delaying devices is not only possible - it's good for your kids! My special guests today are my husband James and our kids Ethan (17), Noelle (15) and Lucy (12). The kids are going to tell you - in their own words - what it's like going to school without a phone, social media, or video game experience.&nbsp;&nbsp; This is a conversation you can listen to in the car with your older kids and teens. You're about to listen to the audio of our documentary Screen Kids: In Their Own Words. You can watch the video at HappyHomeUniversity.com/film And remember this month...Arlene's Screen Kids Masterclass is $125 off, just use the promo code RESTART22 at HappyHomeUniversity.com
33 minutes, 29 seconds
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Fern Nichols on Becoming a Happy Mom

Fern Nichols, founder of Moms in Prayer International, joins Arlene to talk about finding joy through prayer.  Learn how to enjoy one of the best things you can do for your kids: praying for them.  Practical suggestions and inspiration to ramp up your prayer life, starting today.  
14 minutes, 4 seconds
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Champ Thornton Radically Different Kids

Champ Thornton talks about raising kids who are radically different, students who love God in a secular age. Your children can still serve God as they enter into middle and high school.
25 minutes, 50 seconds
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Renee Swope - A Confident Mom

How would you like to let go of performance based parenting? Bestselling author Renee Swope is here to share from her latest book, A Confident Mom. With many heart warming and relatable examples from her own life, you'll learn how to focus on building character, not perfection, in the heart of your child. We'll talk about: 2:30 Ready to turn in your pink slip as a mom?&nbsp; 4:20 How do you mine for gold in the heart’s of your children?&nbsp; 6:50 When your child is mean, try this&nbsp; 8:00 Engaging boys in devotionals - how to make it more interactive (you can use M&amp;Ms)&nbsp; 10:45 Apologizing to our kids when we are unkind&nbsp; 12:50 When a younger brother is frustrated that he can’t do what older brother can do&nbsp; 14:50 How do you encourage character in the lives of your adult children?&nbsp; 19:00 How to support your kids’ career choices&nbsp; 20:40 Adjusting your expectations as an adoptive parent, when your child has developmental delays&nbsp; 26:00 A surprising (beautiful) moment in the carpool lane&nbsp; 28:00 The Instagram reel versus real life Renee Swope is an author, podcast host, and popular speaker. She's the mom to three kids and lives in North Carolina. Find out more about Renee and her book, A Confident Mom, at her website Reneeswope.com Get Arlene's free Five Stress Busters for Moms at Happy Home University by subscribing to her email list.
34 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Happiness Habit

Is happiness a godly thing to pursue? Arlene presents a warm, funny, and practical message about how happiness might be more habit than happenstance. How can you bring more joy into your home, no matter what is going on? Arlene explains the five principles in HAPPY that will help anyone become a more joy-filled person.&nbsp; Learn more in Arlene's book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife
29 minutes, 8 seconds
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Leave Me Alone, I'm Hiding in the Bathroom - Part 1

When you're in the thick of parenting, it is easy to want to hide out from your kids. And although getting away to be refreshed is a good thing, hiding out from your kids everyday isn't.&nbsp; How can you engage with your kids even when you don't feel like it? Arlene shares from the life of Gideon who actually has a very powerful parenting message for us today. You are a mighty warrior mom or dad. You'll be encouraged to step out as a leader today in your home.&nbsp;&nbsp;
22 minutes, 26 seconds
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Avoiding Porn and Other Pitfalls with Dr. David Frisbie

Arlene Pellicane interviews author and counselor Dr. David Frisbie about the most common problems facing couples today.  Learn how to handle the dangers of pornography, infidelity and disrespect.  Get the tools you need to make your marriage work smoothly and truly live happily ever after.
19 minutes, 56 seconds
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Dr. Jennifer Degler on Fan the Flame for Moms

Psychologist, author and speaker Dr. Jennifer Degler joins Arlene to talk about the changing sex life of a mom.  How do you adapt to different stages in your marriage?  Learn how to deal with love busters like fatigue and fan the flame this week.
12 minutes, 34 seconds
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Sharon Jaynes on Becoming a Happy Wife

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19 minutes, 58 seconds
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Relational Reset with Dr. Laurel Shaler

If you are tired of yelling, being misunderstood, and feeling frustrated in your relationships, today's guest Dr. Laurel Shaler is here to help!  She sharing practical tips from her new book, "Relational Reset: Unlearning the Habits That Hold You Back." 
19 minutes, 15 seconds
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Carol Kent on Becoming a Happy Wife

Speaker and Author Carol Kent joins Arlene to discuss how to be happy wife even in the midst of crisis.  Carol and her husband have overcome many difficulties - you'll learn how to do the same and experience supernatural joy in your marriage. 
25 minutes, 35 seconds
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Hooked on Games with Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan Part 2

Kids today are hooked on games that are a lot different than Pacman. Mobile gaming isn't just changing industry, it's changing childhood. What is the impact of gaming on your child's eyesight, brain development and it's relationship to autism? Find out more in Part 2 of this interview with digital addiciton experts Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan. Learn more about: Dr. Andrew Doan's book Hooked on Games https://www.amazon.com/Hooked-Games-Video-Internet-Addiction/dp/193557602XArlene's book with Dr. Gary Chapman, Screen Kidshttps://5lovelanguages. com/screenkids/ The web event, Winning the Screen Wars: https://webevents.5lovelanguages.com/screen-wars
29 minutes, 11 seconds
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Lies Girls Believe with Dannah Gresh

More than ever, girls need to hear the truth about who they are and what makes them beautiful. Social media is lying to our girls and leading too many down the road of depression and anxiety.&nbsp; In this encore episode, True Girl founder Dannah Gresh shares how to fill your daughter's mind with God's truth. You'll learn the power of asking the right questions, how to teach your girl to set healthy tech limits, and how to use social media in a positive way.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Dannah Gresh's ministry True Girl and her book, Lies Girls Believe &amp; The Truth That Sets Them Free.
21 minutes, 43 seconds
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Exhale with Cheri Gregory

Feel like you are running on empty or running in circles? Author Cheri Gregory shares how you can de-stress your life and go from spent to content.
18 minutes, 11 seconds
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Gary Chapman - Life Lessons and Love Languages

Have you been touched by the 5 Love Languages? Creator Dr. Gary Chapman is here to share the story behind the 5 Love Languages along with the major life lessons he's learned along the way. From his memoir, Life Lessons and Love Languages, you'll be inspired to live and love well, and you'll get practical ideas for building a marriage that your kids will want to imitate. It wasn't always a loving place for Gary and his new bride - you'll find out how they stopped having a miserable marriage.&nbsp;&nbsp; In this conversation, you'll learn:&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:00 How Gary came to know Christ&nbsp; 7:00 Lesson from a childhood bully&nbsp; 9:30 When Gary decided he would never become an alcoholic&nbsp; 12:30 The good and bad of technology&nbsp; 15:30 Getting married 18:00 The message from God that changed my marriage&nbsp; 21:40 How Gary created the 5 Love Languages&nbsp; 30:00 What loving a child is and isn't&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Dr. Gary Chapman at 5lovelanguages.com.&nbsp; Learn more about Arlene's Happy Home University and Screen Kids at happyhomeuniversity.com
34 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pam Farrel on Red Hot Monogamy

Sexuality has been twisted by culture.  What is good is often seen as bad, and vice versa.  Today's expert, author Pam Farrel talks about what real red hot monogamy is.  How can you refresh your love life with your spouse?  You'll find this out and much more in today's podcast.  
8 minutes, 8 seconds
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Barb Roose Im Waiting God

We live in an instant world, but life is filled with waiting. Barb Roose shares truth from her Bible study, "I'm Waiting God." Learn how to have patience even when you are waiting for your prayers to be answered.
20 minutes, 13 seconds
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Getting Organized with Marcia Ramsland

Arlene talks to organizing pro Marcia Ramsland about organizing your home, taming your clutter, and cutting your cleaning time in the kitchen.  Plus tips on staying younger and planning the best year of your life.  Learn more about Marcia at www.OrganizingPro.com
21 minutes, 40 seconds
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Anger Management and Apology for Kids

How do you handle an angry and aggressive child? Explosive behavior when a video game shuts off or when a child doesn't get the toy they want is becoming the norm. Arlene shares 2 A+ skills from her book Screen Kids: Anger management and apology. These two skills will help your child get along with others and get ahead in life.&nbsp; MOTHERHOOD goes a lot smoother when anger is managed in a healthy way and apologies are freely given and received.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Arlene's books co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, Screen Kids and Grandparenting Screen Kids.
19 minutes, 34 seconds
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Leave Me Alone, I'm Hiding in the Bathroom - Part 2

Do you ever feel abandoned as a parent - like you are doing it all on your own? In part 2 of the Leave Me Alone, I'm Hiding in the Bathroom, Arlene shares how you can know God is with you. You have more strength to parent than you think because of the presence of God in your life. Learn how to strike down the things that come against your kids to harm them. Stop retreating as a mom or dad - and start engaging to win the battles that face your home today.
25 minutes, 21 seconds
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Parenting Generation Screen with Jonathan McKee

Most parents know too much screen time is unhealthy for kids, but what can you do about it? Kids are glued to smartphones, social media, and entertainment - how can parents teach their kids to be screen wise? Author Jonathan McKee has 20+ years of youth ministry experience and he's here to answer common questions parents have from his new book, Parenting Generation Screen.&nbsp;&nbsp; What's the single most important thing you can do regarding screen time? Find out in this conversation about being wise in a digital world.&nbsp; Learn more about Jonathan McKee and his book, Parenting Generation Screen.&nbsp;&nbsp;
31 minutes, 31 seconds
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Karen Ehman on Becoming a Happy Mom

Have you ever struggled with that nagging feeling you weren't measuring up as a mom?  NYT bestselling author Karen Ehman joins Arlene to talk about contentment as a mom.  How can you resist the race to replicate?  How to tend to your spiritual life in the midst of a busy schedule?  Learn how to enjoy greater job satisfaction as a mom from mother of three, Karen Ehman.  Learn more about Karen at www.KarenEhman.com and look for Karen's advice in Arlene's new book, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom. 
12 minutes, 32 seconds
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Dr. Tim Johanson on the Black Hole of Technology

What milestones are your child missing due to too much screen time?  Pediatrician Dr. Tim Johanson shares his concerns about video games, social media and what screen time actually is doing in your child's brain.  You will be surprised and challenged by this doctor's visit via podcast.  
19 minutes, 45 seconds
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Unstoppable Marriage

Divorce is on the rise as many couples struggle during this pandemic. How can your marriage be built on LASTING LOVE? Arlene shares three things that create an unstoppable marriage. A strong, happy marriage is worth the effort! Go deeper with Arlene's masterclass, 31 Days to a Happy Husband. Enrollment closes soon so act today. https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/
34 minutes, 1 second
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25 Days of Christmas - Melissa Spoelstra Less Crisis, More Christ

It's the final week of the 25 Days of Christmas! It's not too late to download your free eBook of devotions, family activities, and ways to serve (you can do them over the holiday still). Accessmore.com How can you enjoy more Christ this week and less crisis? Maybe you've tried doing a devotion but no one seemed to be listening. You're too busy planning the party to actually feel like celebrating anything. Bible teacher Melissa Spoelstra is here to connect the celebrations of the Old Testament to today, share ideas that will work in your home to mark the holiday in a spiritual and joyful way, and find some rest (even this busy week!).&nbsp;&nbsp; We'll talk about: 5:20 Moving from duty to delight&nbsp; 8:20 Epic fail with family devotions. 9:50 How to get your high schoolers involved at Christmas 15:50 What are elements of Biblical celebration? 21:00 The value of Sabbath. Learn more about Melissa Spoelstra and her Bible studies at melissaspoelstra.com Learn more Arlene and her Happy Home University here: happyhomeuniversity.com
30 minutes, 22 seconds
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Dr. John Foubert - Protecting Your Child from Internet Pornography

Pornography is not what it used to be. Much more than just photos of unclothed adults, it's more violent and prevalent than ever. How can you keep your kids safe online? Expert and author Dr. John Foubert is here to explain how pornography is affecting the brains, hearts and future families of children and teens. On today's episode you'll learn:&nbsp; 3:00 What is happening in a child’s brain when they see pornography?&nbsp; 4:50 Can a brain reset back to a healthy level after porn use?&nbsp;&nbsp; 5:20 Why is porn especially dangerous to tween and teens?&nbsp;&nbsp; 7:10 How soon do you talk to your kids about this subject?&nbsp; 10:20 From 2008-2011, exposure to kids under 13 rose from 14% to 49%&nbsp; 13:00 What do studies show between the link between porn and sexual violence?&nbsp;&nbsp; 15:00 How should you respond when you catch your child looking at pictures of naked people? 16:20 Did you know there is a link between porn and depression and anxiety? 18:00 The physical damages that happen to kids when they view porn&nbsp; 21:50 How to best talk with your kids about porn in a way they will want to listen to you&nbsp; Today's guest Dr. John Foubert is a thought leader who has testified before Congress and has been called on by the White House and the Pentagon about how to end sexual violence. He’s been a guest on CNN and NPR and is cited regularly in papers like the NY Times, US News and World Report, and the Washington Post. Dr. Foubert's newest book is Protecting Your Children from Internet Pornography - understanding the science, risks, and ways to protect your kids.&nbsp; Learn more about Dr. John Foubert on his website. Visit Happy Home University for Arlene's free monthly resource.&nbsp;
25 minutes, 24 seconds
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Gwen Smith on Becoming a Happy Mom

Singer and author Gwen Smith talks about launching your teens successfully, the power of prayer and God's Word in parenting, and how to deal with tone (yours and theirs!).  You will be inspired to seek God's presence in your home and you will be equipped to better connect with your tween or teen.  Plus Gwen is hilarious!  
12 minutes, 42 seconds
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Behind the Scenes of Growing Up Social

Arlene answers questions about her new book like, "How in the world did you get to write with Dr. Gary Chapman?" and "Why did you write this book?"  Learn more of the back story of Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World.  
15 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dr. Josh and Christi Straub - Famous at Home

You may not be a social media influencer, but did you know you are famous? Dr. Josh and Christi Straub say we are already famous at home. Anyone who has heard, "Mommy, mommy, MOMMY!" lately knows this well.&nbsp; Dr. Josh and Christi Straub are speakers, authors, marriage and leadership coaches. They are here to talk about their latest book, Famous at Home. Today you'll learn: 4:30 How a rubber band made a dad a hero 6:00 What are you chasing after outside of the home?&nbsp; 7:00 How to use 20 minutes a day to transform your relationship with your child 11:00 Seeking admiration in the wrong places&nbsp; 15:30 How do you get your spouse more invested in the family?&nbsp;&nbsp; 19:50 This is the one place you are irreplaceable&nbsp; 22:10 This 15 minute daily habit will bring you closer to your spouse&nbsp; 26:50 Why your family is a verb, not a noun&nbsp; Learn more about Dr. Josh and Christi Straub's latest book, Famous at Home: 7 Decisions to Put Your Family Center Stage in a World Competing for Your Time, Attention, and Identity.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Arlene book and masterclass, 31 Days to a Happy Husband.&nbsp;&nbsp;
30 minutes, 52 seconds
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Asheritah Ciuciu Bible and Breakfast

Do you ever feel like you are starting your day on empty? We need food for fuel, but we also need God to start the morning right. Author and mom Asheritah Ciuciu is here to talk about Bible and Breakfast: 31 Mornings with Jesus. You don’t have to struggle with having daily devotions anymore. Here’s one way to couple breakfast + Jesus – it’s time to get a right start both for you and your kids. Learn more about Asheritah and her book, Bible and Breakfast. Check out Arlene's Parents Rising video series. &nbsp;
24 minutes, 59 seconds
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John Fuller and a Focus on His Family

Focus on the Family radio cohost John Fuller joins Arlene for a heartwarming conversation about his family.  Learn the importance of prayer as John shares about the adoption of their sixth child and the challenges of a busy home.
18 minutes, 46 seconds
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Emma Mae Jenkins Be Loved

Do you worry about social media, bullying and your girl? Author, college student, and Instagram star Emma Mae Jenkins will inspire you (and your daughter) to put your faith in God. When you know the truth about God's love, negative social media comments and cyberbullying aren't as powerful. Parents, we can learn how to better pass on our faith so our kids can live in freedom and know they are loved.
26 minutes, 26 seconds
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Prayers for Hope and Healing with Sarah Forgrave

Are you struggling with illness or know someone who is?  Author Sarah Forgrave has been there and she's here to help us find hope when we're sick or when we're reaching out to those we love.  Sarah shares practical ideas from her book, Prayers for Hope and Healing: Seeking God's Strength as You Face Health Challenges.   Learn more at SarahForgrave.com     
13 minutes, 27 seconds
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Juli Slattery - Finding the Hero in Your Husband

What do you do if your husband isn't living up to your expectations? Many wives don't know what to do with their disappointment and how to nudge their husbands to change. Clinical psychologist Dr. Juli Slattery says your efforts to fix your marriage may actually be undermining it.&nbsp;&nbsp; Find out more as Dr. Juli Slattery talks about her book, Finding the Hero in Your Husband.&nbsp;&nbsp; You'll hear:&nbsp; 4:20 A challenge that all wives face&nbsp; 5:20 What is the cycle of intimacy? And how do we get into that cycle?&nbsp; 7:00 What is the cycle of self-protection?&nbsp;&nbsp; 8:30 What if I don’t feel valued by my husband?&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:30 How has submission been misapplied? What does Biblical submission look like? 15:20 Why is physical intimacy such a struggle for many marriages?&nbsp; 22:15 But I want to be the boss of the relationship…&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Dr. Juli Slattery and her book, Finding the Hero in Your Husband. Interested in getting closer to your spouse this month? Take the 7 Day Romance Challenge, download it for free at HappyHomeUniversity.com
24 minutes, 13 seconds
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Relationally Intelligent Child with Dr. John Trent

Kids these days are super smart about video games and social media, but what about being relationally smart? Are your kids good with people? Dr. John Trent shares five keys from his newest book, The Relationally Intelligent Child. Turns out IQ isn't nearly as important as being relationally intelligent. It's never too late to help your child learn how to meaningful connect with others. Learn more about Dr. John Trent and his book, The Relationally Intelligent Child.
28 minutes, 1 second
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Natasha Crain - Faithfully Different

Ever feel like you are in the minority as a Christian? As mainstream culture grows more hostile towards faith, the Bible, and followers of Christ, how can you prepare your kids to live differently than their friends? Mom and author Natasha Crain is here to help us stand strong in our biblical beliefs and behave "Faithfully Different," the title of her latest book. It's estimated that fewer than 10 percent of Americans have a biblical worldview. In this conversation, you'll learn:&nbsp; 3:00 What does “worldview” mean and is it even applicable to kids?&nbsp; 5:50 How to start talking about creation and God with your young kids&nbsp; 7:00 Your child can’t see God, so how do you answer questions about His existence?&nbsp; 8:50 If you are a Bible believing Christian, you are now in the minority in America&nbsp; 12:45 How can you recognize progressive Christianity?&nbsp; 16:50 What are negative, subtle influences you must be aware of as a parent?&nbsp; 18:10 What happens to a society when feelings become the ultimate guide?&nbsp; 22:00 Here’s how to engage in the culture with courage and joy, not fear&nbsp; 28:00 This is how you prepare your kids to stand in faith when they are in the minority&nbsp; 31:00 How to respond when your teens say, “Oh, you’re old, you don’t get the culture”&nbsp; Natasha Crain is a speaker, author, podcaster and homeschooling mom of three. She is passionate about helping Christians think more clearly about holding to a biblical worldview in the midst of a secular society. Natasha holds an MBA in Marketing and Statistics from UCLA, a BA in Economics from USC, and a certificate in Christian Apologetics from Biola University. Learn more about her new book, Faithfully Different.&nbsp;&nbsp; Be faithfully different when it comes to screen time. Take Arlene's Screen Kids masterclass and save $50 with the promo code HAPPY&nbsp;
38 minutes, 54 seconds
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25 Days of Christmas: Laurel Guillen - Christmas Tails

It's time for the 25 Days of Christmas here at the Happy Home! Kids love animals right? So why not use a story about animals to bring Christmas alive to kids of all ages?&nbsp; One of my favorite AccessMore podcasts is Science and God with Dr. G. Today we have Mrs. G on the podcast! Laurel Guillen has written a new novel titled A Bellwether Christmas starring a spunky sheep named Bart. You'll find out about the real life Bart and the profound effect animals have had in her son's life. You won't want to miss the unique way the Guillen family opens their Christmas presents (it's an idea to copy for sure).&nbsp; In today's conversation about faith, family and Christmas, you'll learn about:&nbsp; 3:08 Living with Bart the Sheep 4:30 Do sheep really know the voice of their shepherd?&nbsp; 5:20 My sheep, the escape artist&nbsp; 7:20 You adopted your son from a foster home…how did you help him catch up on reading?&nbsp; 9:50 How to make the most of moving around a lot&nbsp; 11:00 Try this on your next road trip&nbsp; 12:46 How nature and animals had a major impact on my son&nbsp; 17:00 A totally new way to give out your Christmas gifts&nbsp; 20:00 The holiday decorations of Dr. G&nbsp; 21:50 Falling in love with Italy and Francis of Assisi&nbsp; 23:00 My first idea of a book never materialized…but it led to a Christmas novel&nbsp; 25:00 How did you and your husband Dr. Michael Guillen meet and find Jesus at Cornell 29:00 How science led Dr. Guillen to God&nbsp; 33:00 Here’s what I would tell a younger mom&nbsp; Laurel Guillen is a Cornell University graduate and former radio, newspaper, and television journalist who has always loved medieval tales. She helped her husband, Michael Guillen, PhD, produce the award-winning family movie Little Red Wagon. Her novel A Bellwether Christmas was inspired by a life-changing trip to Italy and years of caring for some remarkable farm animals. Get a 15 percent discount on Laurel's book, A Bellwether Christmas, here: faithfultext.com Learn more about Laurel here: fb.me/LaurelGblog It's not too late to pick up a few family activities and family devotions from Arlene's free guide, The 25 Days of Christmas. Just subscribe here to get it today. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe
35 minutes, 8 seconds
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25 Days of Christmas - Prepare Him Room

Welcome to the 25 Days of Christmas!&nbsp; We are counting down to Christmas in festive fashion. Get your free 25 Days of Christmas guide with 10 devotions (for mom and for kids), 10 easy and fun family activities, and 5 ways to serve your community.&nbsp;&nbsp; Find out more at AccessMore.com Week 1 is all about PREPARATION. How can we prepare room for Christ in our hearts, in our calendars, in our homes?&nbsp;&nbsp; In Arlene's message today from Luke 2, we consider Mary and her many inconvenient moves. You know about her famous trip to Bethlehem to be counted in the census, but that's not the only time she had to travel under hard circumstances. No matter what your circumstance today, God can make a place of beauty and purpose. As you listen to today's podcast, you might just see yourself in Mary's story.&nbsp;
28 minutes, 46 seconds
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Anxiety Reset with Dr. Gregory Jantz

Anxiety and depression are way up for adults and kids. What can you do to help your children break free from anxiety? Dr. Gregory Jantz is the founder of a Place of HOPE, voted a Top Ten facility for Depression Treatment in the U.S. He's here to help you talk with your kids and reset this summer from a stressful, anxious year. Our key word in June is RESILIENCE. We can encourage our kids to bounce back emotionally. Learn more about Dr. Gregory Jantz's newest book, The Anxiety Reset.&nbsp;&nbsp;
25 minutes, 55 seconds
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Tshaka Armstrong on Stepping Up

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12 minutes, 29 seconds
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Overcoming PTSD and Divorce with Chad and Kathy Robichaux

If you've ever struggled with mental health issues or trauma, there is a way to overcome. Force Recon Marine veteran Chad Robichaux shares how he nearly became a suicide statistic as a result of PTSD, depression, and a broken marriage. Along with his wife Kathy you'll learn how they turned divorce and destruction into a happy marriage. It wasn't just a magic touch; it took work and the power of God. Learn more about Chad Robichaux and his book, "An Unfair Advantage: Victory in the Midst of Battle ."
34 minutes, 20 seconds
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Lies Girls Believe with Dannah Gresh

Best selling author Dannah Gresh is here to help moms have meaningful conversations with their daughters about true beauty, social media, growing up into a woman and more.   You'll love Dannah's new book for girls age 8-12, "Lies Girls Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free."  I also recommend getting the companion guide, "A Mom's Guide to Lies Girls Believe."  It was my pleasure to endorse these books and here's the real test...I'm talking about the ideas inside with my own daughters!  I'm going through it with Noelle (age 12) first and then Lucy (age 9) next.    This podcast will help you learn how to:  Use social media more positively  Identify key conversations to have with your tween girl  Tackle beauty and insecurity issues  Reset after you've made a mistake     
23 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tricia Goyer Grumble Free Year

Could your family pull off a grumble free year? Author Tricia Goyer chronicles her attempt with her family of eleven! She'll share experiences from her newest book and adventure in gratitude. You will learn something to use even tonight to stop complaining and start being thankful instead. Learn more about Tricia Goyer and her book Grumble Free Year: Twelve Months, Eleven Family Members, and One Impossible Goal.
25 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dr. Gary Chapman - Teaching Kids the Lost Art of Gratitude

Are your kids good at saying thank you? Kids and teens have gained a reputation for being entitled, but what if your kids were known for being grateful?&nbsp; Dr. Gary Chapman joins me to talk about beefing up the A+ skill of appreciation as we write about in our book Screen Kids. In our conversation, you'll learn:&nbsp; 4:00 Were kids grateful in the generation you grew up in? How did your parents teach you gratitude as a young child?&nbsp; 5:25 The milk toddler tyrant&nbsp; 6:15 The enemy of the A+ skill of appreciation: indulgence&nbsp; 8:35 the value of saying no as a parent&nbsp; 10:00 What if gifts is my child’s love language and I don’t buy what they want - will they feel unloved?&nbsp; 13:00 But everyone else has one!&nbsp; 14:45 These kind of things show gratitude to moms&nbsp; 17:00 Work hard to have a mealtime everyday together&nbsp; 20:20 Dr. Chapman gets a lesson in being thankful&nbsp; 21:35 How do I start with my teenager if he or she hasn’t been grateful?&nbsp; 23:00 It starts with being thankful to God ourselves&nbsp; 25:50 Try this at Thanksgiving&nbsp; Dr. Gary Chapman is known around the world as the author of The Five Love Languages (20 million copies in print). You (or your child) can take the quiz to find out what your love language is here: 5lovelanguages.com Learn more about Screen Kids, co-authored by Dr. Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane at arlenepellicane.com&nbsp; Get Arlene's free monthly resource, The Gratitude Workout - 10 ways to build the muscle of thanksgiving in your child's life at happyhomeuniversity.com The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.
28 minutes, 8 seconds
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Humor for the Weary Mom with Rhonda Rhea

Need a good laugh today?  If you're feeling a tad overwhelmed or frustrated, you're going to love this talk with hilarious speaker, author and mother of five Rhonda Rhea.  She'll inspire you to make the best of date nights gone wrong, raging hormones, and the proper use of chocolate.
14 minutes, 20 seconds
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Dr. Kathy Koch Part 2 on Screens, Kids and Teens

The ever presence of screens has eroded quality time in many families.  Dr. Kathy Koch talks about the importance of play and prayer, and how a few simple changes could make a big difference in your home.  
12 minutes, 44 seconds
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Dr. Alison Cook - Bringing Out the Best of You

Do you feel stuck in an endless cycle of meeting everyone else's needs? When you are also nourishing yourself, you bring the best of you into the family. How can you tell the difference between being selfish and self-care? Dr. Alison Cook is here to help with powerful truths from her new book, The Best of You. During today's conversation you'll learn: 2:30 You don’t always have to sacrifice 3:50 Is it selfish to ask “what do I want”? 6:10 Selfishness, Selfhood or Selflessness 7:40 If you put yourself aside to an extreme, it’s not healthy for you or your loved ones 9:10 Examples of selfhood from Jesus 10:30 Motive checks - am I pleasing people or being kind? 12:00 How can we help our middle schoolers be true to themselves (not conform for others)? 15:00 Open conversations like this for teens 16:10 Moms who are spiritually strong but emotionally struggling 17:40 Codependency compared to healthy dependence 20:00 The two extremes “I need you to approve of me” and “I’m good” 21:30 The connection between trauma and mental health 22:31 Trauma defined as “unwitnessed pain” 25:30 Your presence, your nonverbals - why is this important for kids? 27:00 Guardrails against narcissism Dr. Alison Cook has been a therapist for more than 20 years. She’s brought faith and psychology together to help thousands of women reclaim their confidence and find purpose. Find out about her new book, "The Best of You: Break Free from Painful Patterns, Mend Your Past and Discover Your True Self in God" on her website.&nbsp; Learn more about Arlene's book Screen Kids and the masterclass at Happy Home University&nbsp; The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.
29 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pam Farrel Red Hot Monogamy

Let's talk about red hot monogamy + LASTING LOVE. Bestelling author Pam Farrel helps us to love better during lockdown, keep creativity alive in the bedroom, and show sacrificial love to others. You'll hear the power of a husband to shape his wife's identity for good. Time for Arlene's 31 Days to a Happy Husband Masterclass. Enter promo code PODCAST for 25% off. https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/ Learn more about Pam Farrel and get her free resources like date night ideas and ways to wow your man at https://arlenepellicane.com/2021/02/podcast-pam-farrel-red-hot-monogamy/ &nbsp;
31 minutes, 34 seconds
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Beth McCord - Enneagram and Your Family

You've probably heard of the Enneagram - can it actually help you understand your kids or your spouse? Enneagram coach Beth McCord is teaching how this tool can aid spiritual and relational growth in your home. You'll see how the Enneagram can help you navigate disagreements better with your spouse and more. In today's conversation, we'll talk about:2:40 - These are the 4 core motivations for every person3:50 - Be alert of your weaknesses9:20 - Seeing through your spouse's lens11:20 - How do you find out your Enneagram?13:00 - How can you appreciate and leverage how you’re wired15:00 - What if your Enneagram is in direct conflict with your spouse’s?20:30 - Discovery is not recovery25:00 - What this picture reveals about God our Good ShepherdBeth McCord is the bestselling author and co-founder with her husband Jeff of "Your Enneagram Coach," one of the largest Enneagram platforms in the world and the only one of its size to that teaches people how to use the Enneagram from a faith based perspective. More than 2 million people have taken their online Enneagram type assessment. Beth and her husband Jeff have a new book, "More Than Your Number: A Christ-Centered Enneagram Approach to Becoming Aware of Your Internal World."Learn more on their website Your Enneagram Coach yourenneagramcoach.comLearn more about Arlene's book 31 Days to a Happy Husband. arlenepellicane.comLearn more about the masterclass. happyhomeuniversity.com/happyhusbandThe Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.
30 minutes, 7 seconds
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Michelle Nietert - Mentally Healthy Kids

Depression, anxiety and mental health headlines remind us that kids and teens need our help. How can you raise a mentally healthy child? Mental health coach Michelle Nietert teaches us how to have better conversations with our kids, how to tell if your child needs to see a counselor, and what to do in the mean time while you're waiting.&nbsp; Learn more about Michelle Nietert and her devotional for girls, Loved and Cherished.
34 minutes, 41 seconds
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Protect Your Child from Porn with Josh Glaser

Pornography is the new drug and it's not just a problem for boys anymore. How can you protect your child from stumbling onto porn or from viewing it regularly? Author Josh Glaser is here to help us have those important (and yes awkward) conversations with our kids to protect them from seeing too much, too soon.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Josh Glaser and his book, Treading Boldly Through a Pornographic World: A Field Guide for Parents.&nbsp;&nbsp;
26 minutes, 17 seconds
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Living Intentionally with Craig Denison

Living intentionally sounds good, but how do you do it in real life? Author Craig Denison helps us to GROW spiritually and in our families by showing us daily rhythms that can ground us. You'll learn how to pass on faith to your kids and how to consume media in a more meaningful way. Craig Denison is the author of "Living Intentionally" and First15, a daily devotional guiding over a million believers. Learn more about Craig Denison and "Living Intentionally" at https://arlenepellicane.com/2021/04/podcast-living-intentionally-with-craig-denison/&nbsp;
26 minutes, 5 seconds
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DREAM Marriage Key #1: Domestic Tranquility

Arlene shares the elements of a DREAM marriage with part one in this series.  The D stands for Domestic Tranquility.  In this modern busy age, how can you still provide a peaceful haven for your husband to come home to?
16 minutes, 13 seconds
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Gary Thomas - Making Your Marriage a Fortress

Is your marriage a source of strength or a source of stress? Pastor and author Gary Thomas shares how to make your marriage like a fortress, a safe place in stormy times. You don't have to have perfect circumstances to have a strong marriage; in fact, trouble can bring a couple together. You'll learn how to make this happen in today's conversation about: 3:00 Will trouble bring you closer together in a marriage or tear you apart?&nbsp; 4:00 This storm is terrible, but it would be even worse if it took our marriage away too 5:40 We all relate to God differently, here are different ways people worship&nbsp; 7:10 When one spouse is up and one is down&nbsp; 9:00 The fear of MS was even worse than the MS itself&nbsp; 10:00 When you lose a child&nbsp; 11:00 The second year of grieving is often worse than the first&nbsp; 13:01 A new child means a new marriage, let me explain&nbsp; 14:30 We are going to get closer to each other twenty years from now&nbsp; 16:00 When you have a disabled child, how to nurture your other family members too&nbsp; 18:00 How can you tell if you have the symptoms of over busyness&nbsp; 22:50 Different drives and how to navigate that wisely&nbsp; 25:20 Maybe is a very helpful word&nbsp; 28:00 How to get closer to your spouse starting right away&nbsp; Gary Thomas has authored 20 books such as Sacred Marriage that have sold more than 2 million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. Gary enjoys running and has completed 14 marathons including the Boston marathon 3 times. He and his wife Lisa have been married 38 years and have three adult children and 2 grandchildren. Learn more about Gary Thomas' newest book: Making Your Marriage a Fortress. Screen time getting a little out of control? Get Arlene's free monthly resource 5 Ways to Reset Your Tech. These are small, doable changes that bring big results (and more peace in your home). happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe You can also take the quiz, Do You Have a Happy Husband at happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe
32 minutes, 43 seconds
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John Rosemond on Becoming a Happy Mom

Parenting expert, speaker, and author John Rosemond joins Arlene.  Learn why "The Good Mommy Club" may not be for you.  Find out how to de-stress as a mom and how to have your own "International Mommy Take a Day Off" day.
16 minutes, 37 seconds
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Clarissa Moll - Living with Grief

How do you engage your sorrow when the world tells you it's time to move on? Young widow Clarissa Moll shares her story of loss and the brutal truth about living with grief. Yet somehow she has found deep joy. In her book, Beyond the Darkness: A Gentle Guide for Living with Grief &amp; Thriving After Loss, Clarissa points your heart towards hope. Whether you have lost someone through death or divorce, or you are experiencing a painful situation, this conversation will speak to you. You'll learn:&nbsp; 3:00 How do you cope when your story is drastically different than you had hoped?&nbsp; 5:00 Receiving the tragic news of her husband’s death&nbsp; 7:30 Talking to kids about death with real words (not figures of speech) 10:00 How do you journey through your day with grief constantly showing up?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 13:00 How to know when you need to reach out to others for help&nbsp; 17:20 The irony of her husband’s last book which was about the art of dying&nbsp; 22:00 How do you still find comfort after the cards and flowers of consolation have ceased? 23:50 Talking about the deceased with your kids in a healthy way&nbsp; 25:25 The heart compared to a classroom - a brilliant comparison&nbsp; 27:00 Your husband died - this didn’t destroy your faith. It strengthened it. How did this happen?&nbsp; 28:30 What happened to her wedding ring&nbsp; Clarissa Moll (MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is an author, a podcaster, and the young widow of author Rob Moll. Clarissa’s writing has appeared in Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, RELEVANT, Modern Loss, Grief Digest and more. Her husband’s first book, The Art of Dying, was released in April 2021 with Clarissa’s new afterword. Clarissa’s debut book is Beyond the Darkness: A Gentle Guide for Walking with Grief and Thriving After Loss. Learn more about Clarissa on her website ClarissaMoll.com Get your free monthly resource for your home from Arlene at Happy Home University. HappyHomeUniversity.com
32 minutes, 12 seconds
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Live Full, Walk Free with Cindy Bultema

Does raising children in this current culture scare you sometimes?  Wife and mom of four Cindy Bultema joins me to talk about raising godly kids in a godless society.  Based on her new Bible study on 1 Corinthians, Live Full Walk Free, you'll learn how to:  -Have tough conversations about pop culture  -Share your past mistakes and sins in a redemptive way  -Engage with the culture instead of running away from it  -Embrace "shame off you" instead of "shame on you"  -Make the Bible more a part of your everyday life as a busy woman  Learn more about Cindy at CindyBultema.com 
14 minutes, 51 seconds
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Brave Beauty for Tweens with Lynn Cowell

In this social media crazed world, our tween girls need to know more than ever where true beauty really comes from.  Proverbs 31 author Lynn Cowell joins Arlene to talk about instilling confidence in tween girls based on her book, Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You.   Learn more at www.LynnCowell.com and find the Bible study you can do with your child under "Freebies." 
18 minutes, 45 seconds
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Kathi Lipp on Becoming a Happy Mom

Have no fear...author Kathi Lipp is here!  You'll learn that you are NOT the worst mom on the planet after all.  Find out how to lean into your friends in the motherhood (and how to find help as a single mom too).
12 minutes, 6 seconds
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Joanne Miller on Creating a Haven of Peace

Joanne Miller, author of Creating a Haven of Peace, joins Arlene to talk about making your home a place of refuge and joy.  In this busy, crazy world, wouldn't it be nice for your family members to come home and sigh with relief.  This is where I'm safe.  This is where I'm loved.  On this podcast, you'll learn how to:  - Create a strong marriage even with the busyness of being parents - How to use the five senses to make your home special -Start a new branch of your family tree, even if you were raised in a less-than-peaceful home -Benefit from the power of mentoring - Put more fun and less business in your family life - Practice family traditions that your kids will always remember   Learn more about Joanne and Creating a Haven of Peace at www.JoanneFMiller.com  And learn more about Joanne's husband Dan Miller at 48Days.com 
16 minutes, 5 seconds
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Screen Strong Challenge with Melanie Hempe

Kids (and adults) are playing video games and using social media more than ever. So what if your kids are on their devices way too much? Are you exhausted and don't know where to start with screen time limits? Author, nurse and mom Melanie Hempe shares the 7 day screen strong challenge - a solution that will help you reset your kids' screen time and reconnect with your family.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about the Screen Strong Challenge and Melanie Hempe.&nbsp;&nbsp;
30 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bob Lepine - Build a Stronger Marriage

How close do you feel to your spouse?&nbsp; No matter what the state of your union, there are things you can do and say to grow closer to one another. Longtime radio cohost of FamilyLife Today, Bob Lepine has a new book titled "Build a Stronger Marriage." On today's episode, we'll talk about:&nbsp; 3:20 It’s my spouse that needs to change, not me 5:00 Finding a mentor couple 8:00 When you’re a morning person and you marry a night person&nbsp; 11:30 What does this psalm of worship have to do with marriage?&nbsp; 14:40 Four areas of the past that you must talk about&nbsp; 16:30 Patterns and problems from your family of origin&nbsp; 19:45 Hurts need to be addressed if we want to be healed&nbsp; 21:05 How to interest your spouse in changing your marriage 22:55 What issues should you confront and what should you overlook?&nbsp; 26:45 Four horsemen of marriage apocalypse 30:00 Try this to celebrate your spouse&nbsp; Bob Lepine serves as the teaching pastor at Redeemer Community Church in Little Rock Arkansas, and was the long time radio cohost of FamilyLife Today. Bob speaks at marriage and pastors events across the country. You can read Bob's blog here: redeemerlr.org Learn about his new book, Build a Stronger Marriage - The Path to Oneness&nbsp; Get Arlene's free monthly resource, The Gratitude Workout - 10 ways to build the muscle of thanksgiving in your child's life happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.
35 minutes, 1 second
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Get the Spark Back

We need TRANSFORMATION in our marriages. Once a month, Arlene will share her heart and today, you'll hear her message "It may only take a spark, but my matches are wet." What can you do when the spark has gone out of your marriage? Does the confinement of COVID have you bored in your relationship? Learn these three ways to bring back the heat and transform your marriage from mediocre to good, and from good to great. Based on Arlene's book 31 Days to a Happy Husband. Learn more about 31 Days to a Happy Husband and join Arlene's masterclass. https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/
23 minutes, 31 seconds
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Screen Kids with Dr. Gary Chapman

Tired of screen battles with your kids over video games, TikTok, social media, and YouTube? What to do with distance learning? Help is on the way from Dr. Gary Chapman as we share tips from our new books Screen Kids &amp; Grandparenting Screen Kids. Smartphones, tablets, all day, oh my! Learn how to end power struggles and know what's really going on in your child's brain during screen time.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Arlene &amp; Gary's new books, Screen Kids and Grandparenting Screen Kids today.&nbsp;&nbsp;
30 minutes, 45 seconds
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Hope for the Unemployed with Dale Kreienkamp

How can you GROW even through a season unemployment?  Maybe you were hopeful and trying to grow several months ago, but now, discouragement has settled in.  Today's guest author Dale Kreienkamp is the president of Thriving Through Transitions.  His new book is How Long, O Lord, How Long?  Devotions for the Unemployed and Those Who Love them.  Dale has worked for more than 40 years as a Human Resources Executive and Consultant coaching and growing leaders.  You'll hear his story of being let go - and how he tackled the difficult months of job seeking that followed. Learn more about Dale Kreienkamp and his book "How Long, O Lord, How Long" at https://arlenepellicane.com/2021/04/podcast-hope-for-the-unemployed-with-dale-kreienkamp/
24 minutes, 36 seconds
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Calming Angry Kids with Tricia Goyer

Calming down an angry child can be tiring and seem impossible on some days. How can you help your kids calm down instead of throwing a fit? Bestselling author and mom of ten, Tricia Goyer shares how not to respond when your child acts in anger and how to give your child space to process and reconnect. You'll learn that lectures don't always work the best (and what to do instead). Based on Tricia's book, Calming Angry Kids, this encore episode will help you build a bridge between you and your (often) angry child.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more at Arlene's website.
21 minutes, 48 seconds
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I Don't Want a Divorce with Dr. David Clarke

This month we are talking about LASTING LOVE. You may be far from romance, even thinking about divorce. Counselor and author Dr. David Clarke is here to share about his 90 day guide to saving your marriage. If you've ever thought I don't want a divorce, this podcast is just for you. Learn more about Dr. David Clarke and his book, I Don't Want a Divorce: A 90 Day Guide to Saving Your Marriage. https://arlenepellicane.com/2021/02/podcast-i-dont-want-a-divorce-with-dr-david-clarke/
27 minutes, 49 seconds
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Creating Christmas Traditions with Angie Mosteller

My friend author Angie Mosteller is here to help us recognize the godly symbols of the season (and how to pass on these treasures to our kids).   Angie has a wonderful book titled, Christmas: Celebrating the Christian History of Classic Symbols, Songs and Stories. On the podcast, you'll learn: Why we decorate with Christmas trees  A surprising story about the carol "O Holy Night"  What to say to your kids about Santa  What are two important criteria for whether or not you should put something on your Christmas activity list?   Visit Angie's website at Celebrating Holidays to learn more about her book and find a ton of Christmas resources like Christmas playlists of Advent songs, stories, the meaning of symbols, and recipes.  
14 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ron Deal Building Love in Blended Families

Blended families face challenges with stepparents, stepsiblings, and exes. Expert Ron Deal teaches how to bond with your stepfamily over time. Learn how to connect to your stepchildren, overcome rejection, and help stepsiblings find common ground. Together with Dr. Gary Chapman, Ron has written a book, Building Love Together in Blended Families. Learn more about Ron Deal and his book with Dr. Gary Chapman, Building Love Together in Blended Families.
26 minutes, 46 seconds
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Part 2 Hannah Keeley on Becoming a Happy Mom

Mother of 7 Hannah Keeley joins Arlene in part 2 of this conversation about becoming a happy mom.  You'll learn how to:  - Manage stress better  - Have more fun as a mom  - Limit screen time for your kids (including high schoolers)  - Trust God more and worry less  - Make peace with a less-than-perfect Pinterest life  Hannah is the founder of Mom Mastery University, and the host of "Hannah Help Me!"  She has been featured on the Today Show, Fox & Friends, the Rachael Ray Show, and the Wall Street Journal.  Learn more about Hannah at hannahhelpme.com 
15 minutes, 39 seconds
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Arlene Pellicane - Three Myths Moms Fall For

The ideal mom is often portrayed in an impossible light, leaving the rest of us feeling lost and inferior. There are myths that moms are pressured into believing. On today's podcast, Arlene Pellicane shares three myths moms tend to fall for. You'll learn how to spot these myths and debunk them. Living in the light of God's truth makes your heart lighter - and that's going to bless your children. In today's message originally given at the Sisterhood Summit with GEMS Girls Clubs, you'll learn:&nbsp; 3:00 Arlene's childhood bully at recess&nbsp; 3:30 Myth #1: I am not beautiful.&nbsp; 5:30 What you are going to say to yourself when you look in the mirror&nbsp; 6:00 Findings from a study of girls about their ideas of beauty&nbsp; 11:50 Social media is dangerous when we compare and despair&nbsp; 13:50 Myth #2: I have a terrible body.&nbsp; 16:00 Arlene's confession about stealing her son's cookies&nbsp; 22:10 Myth #3: I don't have enough time.&nbsp; 26:30 How to save time on social media&nbsp; 27:50 Ask this question before you grab your phone, laptop, device&nbsp; 31:00 It's not about time management, it's about energy management&nbsp; Learn more about GEMS Girls Clubs at gemsgc.org Get Arlene's book, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom at arlenepellicane.comThe Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome
35 minutes, 33 seconds
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Gary Chapman - What to Know Before Your Child Becomes a Teenager

Maybe you have a teenager or you're going to have a teenager someday. The transition between childhood and adulthood can be a bumpy one. My friend Dr. Gary Chapman, beloved author of The 5 Love Languages, has raised two kids of his own and counseled countless families in his 40 plus years in ministry. Based on his new book, Things I Wish I'd Known Before My Child Became a Teenager, Dr. Chapman will share on this episode:3:00 What if my teen is always arguing with me?4:30 What if my teen doesn't want to go to church anymore?6:20 Why isn't my teen as talkative as he or she used to be?8:30 Raising teens who are responsible10:30 What if my teen is totally unmotivated?15:00 Talking about intimacy and relationships18:00 How to deal with anger and your teen28:00 Providing guidance for the future Learn more about Dr. Chapman and his book Things I Wish I'd Known Before My Child Became a Teenager at his website, 5lovelanguages.com And remember this month...Arlene's Screen Kids Masterclass is $125 off, just use the promo code RESTART22 at HappyHomeUniversity.com
30 minutes, 3 seconds
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Stacey Morgan - The Astronaut's Wife

Stacey Morgan kissed her husband goodbye before he donned his space suit and headed to his Soyuz rocket headed for the International Space Station. What's it like having a husband in space? Based on her new book, The Astronaut's Wife, Stacey will share how you can choose hope in the face of fear, and prepare for any mission or adventure life throws at your family. You'll laugh as she confesses that prior to her hubby becoming an astronaut, everything she knew about space she learned from Tom Hanks. On the interview: 1:30 My husband never planned to be an astronaut... 5:00 Welcome to the Cosmodrone&nbsp; 10:00 Countdown to space&nbsp; 15:00 How to overcome that fear of losing your loved one&nbsp; 18:00 Being the rookie mom - how to make new friends when you feel excluded&nbsp; 22:00 An unusual and wonderful way to help single parents&nbsp; 27:00 Keeping in touch when you’re physically separated (calls to the International Space Station)&nbsp; 31:00 What have your kids picked up about faith and adventure?&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Stacey Morgan and her book The Astronaut's Wife. Interested in getting closer to your spouse this month (after all, he's probably not in space!)? Take the 7 Day Romance Challenge, download it for free at HappyHomeUniversity.com
37 minutes, 14 seconds
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Colton Dixon - Faith Over Fear

If you listen to Christian music, you've probably heard songs by today's guest Colton Dixon. This award winning musician is here to talk about becoming a father, the miracle he experienced with his twin baby girl, and how you can experience more of the supernatural in your family. Colton is featured on LIVE + LOCAL, a new show on Pure Flix. In today's interview, you'll learn: 2:30 Being on American Idol compared to becoming a father 4:30 Delivering the twins - we had huge complications 7:00 Needing a family miracle, blocking out fear, choosing faith 10:20 A funny place Arlene heard Colton’s song Miracles… 11:00 The story behind Colton’s new song, Build a Boat 12:50 If you’re going through a dry season as a family… 14:00 Highs and lows in Colton’s career, how can we help our kids with disappointment? 18:50 Colton’s confession about taping for a new show, LIVE + LOCAL on Pure Flix 20:45 Working with Dave Coulier, Uncle Joey from Full House 22:30 Teens expressing themselves through fashion - what’s okay? What’s too much? 24:30 What can we do as parents about music with bad lyrics? 28:00 My daughters Athens and Dior living up to their names Colton Dixon has released three No1 albums and his music has been streamed more than 100 million times. He's been awarded 2 Dove Awards and KLOVE nominations. You can watch Colton guest star on the show LIVE + LOCAL, now streaming on Pure Flix.&nbsp; Learn more about Colton Dixon on his website coltondixon.com Find more about Arlene Pellicane's book and masterclass, Screen Kids happyhomeuniversity.com The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome
30 minutes, 49 seconds
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Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital World with Mandy Majors

Keeping kids safe online is getting harder and harder. How can you guard your child's heart and mind from all the garbage that's on social media, YouTube, and video games? Mom and author Mandy Majors shares her eye opening story of what happened to her daughter in elementary school. MOTHERHOOD has some new challenges in 2021 but we can prepare ourselves! Learn more about Arlene's book, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom.&nbsp; Learn more about Mandy Majors and her book Keeping Kids Safe in a Digital World.&nbsp;
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Leeana Tankersley - Hope Anyway

When what you most fear happens, what next? How do you hold on the hope when all seems lost? Author of Hope Anyway Leeana Tankersley knows what it's like to experience great loss and grief. How do you move on after divorce? Can anything good come from the pain of loss? From getting out of bed, a crazy dog named Rosie, and developing a family brand, you will love this funny, touching and honest conversation to fuel hope.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Leeana Tankersley and her new book, Hope Anyway.
31 minutes, 29 seconds
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Saving Christmas for the Stepfamily

Are you dreading getting together with your extended family this Christmas?  Not sure how to have a smooth celebration with your blended family?     Laura Petherbridge, The Smart Stepmom, joins Arlene with advice to help you not only survive the holidays, but actually have the best Christmas to date.   
20 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sam Keckler Set Free from Porn

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14 minutes, 38 seconds
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Joshua Rogers Confessions of a Happily Married Man

Joshua Rogers went from "hello" to "I do" in nine months and found marriage was a lot harder than he thought it would be! In this honest conversation about husbands and wives, Joshua talks about fighting for control, depression, intimacy issues, and the power of the rewind button.&nbsp; Learn more about Joshua Rogers and his book, Confessions of a Happily Married Man.&nbsp;&nbsp;
20 minutes, 2 seconds
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Jay Payleitner - Don't Take the Bait to Escalate

Friends, co-workers, and even family members are avoiding each other because they don't agree. We are struggling to get along. Bestselling author Jay Payleitner has a new book to help titled, Don't Take the Bait to Escalate. How can family members enjoy more peace and less fighting? In today's conversation, you'll learn:&nbsp; 3:45 How conflict can be a good thing 6:00 What are the four factors involved in conflict?&nbsp; 6:40 How did you and your wife settle your peanut butter dispute?&nbsp; 9:40 It might not be about compromise, it might mean taking turns to help your family member chase a dream&nbsp; 11:00 Escalation doesn't always involve getting louder&nbsp; 11:55 Re-connecting with someone you are estranged from&nbsp; 19:50 What do you do when your middle school aged girl is wearing shorts that are too short?&nbsp; 23:50 When you're in a pit in your marriage, do this... Jay Payleitner's new book is Don’t Take the Bait to Escalate: Conflict is inevitable, being a jerk is optional. Jay has worked with the National Center for Fathering, and has sold more than half a million books including 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad and Moms Bringing Out the Best in Dads. He and his wife Rita have raised five kids, loved on 10 foster babies, and are enjoying grandparenthood. Learn more at jaypayleitner.com. Visit Happy Home University to subscribe to Arlene's email list and receive your free monthly resource, Five Stress Busters for Mom.&nbsp;
23 minutes, 41 seconds
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Listener Fave: Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan - Hooked on Games Part 2

Kids today are hooked on games that are a lot different than Pacman. Mobile gaming isn’t just changing the industry; it’s changing childhood. What is the impact of gaming on your child’s eyesight, brain development and its relationship to autism? Find out more in Part 2 of this interview with digital addiction experts Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan. Today you'll learn:&nbsp; 2:30 What video games (if any) do you play with your kids?&nbsp; 4:30 Frontal lobe development - why your kids are not capable of limiting video games themselves&nbsp; 5:30 The business of gaming - peer pressure to spend money in the game and gambling elements&nbsp; 8:20 Are your kids being soothed by screens?&nbsp;&nbsp; 11:00 Parenting with the long view in mind&nbsp; 14:00 Why would I give my son an hour a day to practice murder, covetousness, and lust in a video game?&nbsp;&nbsp; 16:50 How does gaming affect eyesight? Sleep cycles?&nbsp;&nbsp; 19:30 How have mobile devices shaped a child’s brain development?&nbsp; 21:30 Screens and autism Dr. Andrew Doan is the author of Hooked on Games. He is an accomplished eye physician and surgeon with a doctoral degree in neuroscience from John Hopkins. He speaks with medical and scientific authority on brain development and how digital media reprograms the brain. His wife Julie is a registered nurse who is a digital media addiction specialist. Learn more about Hooked on Games here. Learn more about Arlene's Screen Kids masterclass at HappyHomeUniversity.comThe Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.
27 minutes, 38 seconds
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Drama Free with Cindi McMenamin

Speaker and author Cindi McMenamin joins Arlene to help us dial down the drama in our lives.  Giving tips from her new book "Drama Free: Finding Peace When Emotions Overwhelm You," Cindi shows you:  How to lessen the drama in your life  What to do when a friend or family member offends you  When it's not the right time to step in to help a friend  Why self-care is important in reducing drama  Find Cindi's checklist to being drama free at:  StrengthfortheSoul.com 
17 minutes, 23 seconds
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Gwen Smith on Becoming a Happy Mom

Singer and author Gwen Smith talks about launching your teens successfully, the power of prayer and God's Word in parenting, and how to deal with tone (yours and theirs!).  You will be inspired to seek God's presence in your home and you will be equipped to better connect with your tween or teen.  Plus Gwen is hilarious!  
12 minutes, 42 seconds
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Being a Younger You Part 2

In Part 2 of her message, Arlene shares how you can enjoy a better body without involving surgery or a ton of money.  Learn how to make fitness fun, no matter how old you are!
11 minutes, 2 seconds
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Chase Replogle - Understanding Your Son's 5 Masculine Instincts

This is the perfect episode to help you understand your son and/or your husband better!&nbsp; What are the 5 masculine instincts? This week's guest, pastor and author Chase Replogle is here to explain what these instincts are and how to leverage them for good. In today's conversation, we're talking about:&nbsp; 3:00 What can we learn from Shakespeare’s stages of a man?&nbsp; 4:25 Instincts - are they good or bad?&nbsp;&nbsp; 6:00 The example of Cain and the instinct of sarcasm&nbsp; 9:30 How can we nudge our son to care instead of check out?&nbsp;&nbsp; 10:30 A working definition of humility: self-suspicion&nbsp; 14:30 What is C.S. Lewis talking about in the Abolition of Man when he refers to chestless men?&nbsp;&nbsp; 18:30 How can we make church more attractive for men? For boys?&nbsp;&nbsp; 22:00 Hunting for turkeys!&nbsp; 25:00 Men need adventures, extremes of too much adventure or too little (apathy)&nbsp; 27:00 The call of God on Samson’s life - the need to watch our spiritual lives carefully&nbsp; Chase Replogle is a pastor and author of the 5 Masculine Instincts. He’s pastored the Bent Oak Church in Springfield, Missouri for 10 years. He is the host of the Pastor Writer podcast, a native of the Ozark woods, and he enjoys being outdoors with his wife and two kids. Find out more at pastorwriter.com. Do you have a happy husband? Take the free quiz at Happy Home University.
32 minutes, 22 seconds
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Mark Matlock Screens Disciple

How will your children grow in faith in this TikTok, Instagram, video game culture? Barna researcher and youth specialist Mark Matlock shares key insights to raising a child who not only survives "digital Babylon," but thrives. Your child is being discipled not only by you, but largely by screens. Here's what you need to know about following Jesus in a screen-driven world. Learn more about Mark's book co-authored with David Kinnaman, Faith for Exiles .
35 minutes, 43 seconds
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Kathi Lipp Ready for Anything

Now we know that a crisis like COVID 19 can catch us totally by surprise. Are you more prepared now to meet the unexpected? Author Kathi Lipp will equip you to handle the next crisis smarter as she shares from her newest book, Ready for Anything. Learn more about Kathi Lipp and her book Ready for Anything: Preparing Your Heart and Home for Any Crisis Big or Small. Watch Arlene's free videos to help you become a happier mom on Instagram , Facebook or her website .&nbsp;&nbsp;
20 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mother of the Year with Kendra Smiley

Author Kendra Smiley joins Arlene to give real encouragement to moms from her new book, "Mother of the Year: 365 Days of Encouragement for Devoted Moms."   Kendra is a mother of 3 grown sons, and grandmother of 11.  With humor and wisdom, Kendra shares heartwarming stories that teach valuable lessons about making the most of motherhood.   Learn more at KendraSmiley.com 
12 minutes, 46 seconds
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Midlife and Red Hot Monogamy with Pam Farrel

Arlene interviews bestselling author and relationship expert Pam Farrel about midlife and menopause.  Plus how to keep intimacy alive and well in your marriage, no matter how many years you have been married.
32 minutes, 4 seconds
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Kevin Sorbo and True Strength

Actor Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Soul Surfer, What If) talks with Arlene about marriage and fatherhood.  You will enjoy this refreshing and candid interview from a man who is successful in Hollywood but who does not live by Hollywood's values. 
10 minutes, 2 seconds
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Dr. David Jeremiah on Staying Happily Married

Pastor, bestselling author, and Turning Point teacher Dr. David Jeremiah talks with Arlene about his happy marriage to his wife of almost 50 years.  Find out how he and Donna continue to grow closer.  What do they like to do together?  What advice does he have for couples?  You'll be touched by this meaningful conversation about the love of his life.
15 minutes, 24 seconds
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Leslie Vernick on Becoming a Happy Wife

Author and counselor Leslie Vernick equips you to deal with unhappiness in marriage.  What questions do you need to ask yourself to get unstuck?  What unhealthy stories are you telling yourself?  Learn how to become happier in your marriage starting today.
16 minutes, 21 seconds
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Liz Curtis Higgs on Becoming a Happy Wife

Bestselling author and beloved speaker Liz Curtis Higgs shares her tips on enjoying a happy marriage - even if you are a former bad girl!  Learn how to become a source of encouragement in your home, and even how red lipstick can assist in that endeavor!  You'll love this interview with Liz which Arlene also features in her book "31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife" (February 2014). 
22 minutes, 51 seconds
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It's Not About Measuring Up - Arlene Pellicane

Looking on social media, you may feel like you don't measure up as a mom or a dad. You don't have as many followers, likes or highlight reels. Could we be measuring the wrong things? In this message, Arlene Pellicane helps us ask better questions to cement our identities as moms and dads. Parents, you are making a huge difference in the life of your child. How can you impact them this week in a way that will set them up for real success in life?
17 minutes, 52 seconds
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Kendra Smiley on Becoming a Happy Mom Part 1

Author, speaker, radio and TV host Kendra Smiley joins Arlene for an inspiring talk about:   - Engaging your strong willed child - Re-establishing family priorities - Asking the parenting question, "What's my goal?" Learn how Kendra responded to her strong willed son who didn't want to complete the "stupid assignment."  That sounds familiar right?    Arlene interviewed Kendra for her book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom.  And remember that eBook is only $1.99 in May 2016 (on Kindle, Nook, Google, Apple, etc).
11 minutes, 51 seconds
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Melanie Hempe on Video Games and Kids Part 2

Do you wonder if your child is addicted to video games or will be in the future? If we are not careful, kids can miss essential life skills because they are gaming instead of learning and loving. Melanie Hempe RN shares one question that quickly assesses if your child's video gaming is under control or out of control. Equip yourself with the truth about video games and how they impact your child's developing brain and future.
16 minutes, 17 seconds
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Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday with Valerie Woerner

Can you relate to being a grumpy mom sometimes?  Most of us can!  Valerie Woerner, author of Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday is here to help us fight for joy.  You'll be a different mom by changing your focus.  You and your kids will be glad you listened. 
18 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ruth Schwenk Trusting God in the Storm

When Ruth and her husband Pat heard the diagnosis of cancer, they made a choice to trust God instead of panicking. Where is God when your family is suffering? Ruth brings words of hope to help us through this pandemic from her latest book, In a Boat in the Middle of the Lake.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Ruth Schwenk and the book In a Boat in the Middle of a Lake.
23 minutes, 56 seconds
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Natasha Crain Talking with Your Kids About Jesus

Do your kids have questions about God and faith that you have a hard time answering? Mom and author Natasha Crain is her to help prepare parents from her book, Talking with Your Kids About Jesus: 30 Conversations Every Christian Parent Must Have.
23 minutes, 49 seconds
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25 Days of Christmas: One Unbelievable Silent Night

You know the popular song Silent Night, but you probably haven't had much silence lately. In today's 25 Days of Christmas message, Arlene shares the story of Zechariah, a supporting cast member of the Christmas story found in Luke 2. His prayers were about to be answered about two long awaited sons - one was his own son who would become John the Baptist. The other was Jesus who would become the Messiah the Jews had been waiting for hundreds of years. Zechariah would be struck deaf and dumb as a sign of this promise. What did he learn in this silence? What might we learn by being still before God?&nbsp;&nbsp; 3:10 This was the worst day… 4:00 Who is Zechariah in the Christmas story?&nbsp; 5:15 I did my part God, but you didn’t do your part 7:00 Zechariah did his priestly duty even though he was sad&nbsp; 9:30 Friend, God has heard your prayer&nbsp; 13:00 Zechariah got a sign, probably not what he was expecting 16:00 Our limitations unleash God’s power.&nbsp; 18:44 His name will be… 19:50 His story becomes a faith point for other people&nbsp; 22:45 The approachability of Jesus and the holiness of God Arlene Pellicane is the host of the Happy Home, speaker and author of books like Screen Kids, Parents Rising, and 31 Days to a Happy Husband.&nbsp; It's not too late to pick up a few family activities and family devotions from Arlene's free guide, The 25 Days of Christmas. Get it here today at happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe
27 minutes, 11 seconds
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Catch Me Praying

Have your kids ever caught you...praying? What would happen if our children observed us day in and day out, regularly praying to God and reading our Bibles? This might be the beginning of revival in our homes. Arlene shares from her heart about the importance of prayer and Bible reading, not just at church, but in everyday life. How might we set a "spiritual trap" for our kids so they'll catch us praying? You have more influence and resources than you imagine as heaven is open and God is listening. Find other moms to pray with at MomsinPrayer.org The book mentioned on the podcast is The Prayer Code by O.S. Hawkins. Interested in getting closer to your spouse this month? Take the 7 Day Romance Challenge, download it for free at HappyHomeUniversity.com
12 minutes, 3 seconds
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Lee Nienhuis Counter Cultural Parenting

Pop culture, social media, video games, porn, streaming services - there is so much in the culture today that runs opposite to the Christian values you want to instill in your kids. Author and mom Lee Nienhuis teaches us how to parent strong and follow God, even when everyone else seems to be going the other direction. She'll talk about how pornography can fill your child's life with shame, but also how you can help your child get back on the right track.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Lee Nienhuis and her new book, Counter Cultural Parenting.
23 minutes, 55 seconds
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Erick Goss Safe Streaming for Kids

Especially during the pandemic, we've been online more and so have our kids. How can we guide what our kids are watching on streaming services like Netflix? It's not only about rules, but about relationship. Media exec and founder of Minno (home of Veggie Tales) Erick Goss is here to help us parent more wisely (and safely) in the age of streaming.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Erick Goss and Minno.&nbsp;&nbsp;
28 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tricia Goyer on Calming Angry Kids

How can you calm your child's anger and your own as well?   Are you experiencing toddler tantrums, pouting kids, or teenage eye rolling?   Award winning author and mother of 10 Tricia Goyer is here to explain how anger works, how to manage better, and how to create a calmer home.  Based on her new book, "Calming Angry Kids," you will love these practical tips and insights about anger and your child.  
22 minutes, 43 seconds
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Jean Stoffer - The Established Home

It can be hard to nurture your family, faith, and work all at the same time. Yet it's possible in this ever changing world to work and have a strong and established home. Interior designer Jean Stoffer is here to share her hard-won wisdom about marriage, raising kids, running a business and landing a television show on the Magnolia Network. In this heart to heart conversation, you'll learn: 2:30 How did you start working with Magnolia Network? 4:00 The day my husband unexpectedly quit his high paying job&nbsp; 6:45 Listen to your spouse completely before reacting 9:00 Balancing a growing business and being a mom&nbsp; 12:10 Why do moms need a creative outlet? What was yours?&nbsp; 14:50 Being the hub house&nbsp; 16:10 When your plans for your son’s college didn’t happen&nbsp; 21:00 From a design perspective, here’s what is appropriate for kids Jean Stoffer is the star of Magnolia Network’s show, The Established Home. This TV series follows Jean and her design work. Jean is an award winning Grand Rapids based interior designer and her new book is called “Establishing Home: Creating Space for a Beautiful Life with Family, Faith and Friends.” Joanna Gaines says this about the book: "Home is so much more than the sum of its parts, and this beautiful book will encourage you to keep pursuing that which fills the gaps.” Learn more about Jean Stoffer and her book here stofferhome.com Subscribe for Arlene's free monthly resource - this month you'll receive The Gratitude Workout - 10 ways to build the muscle of thanksgiving in your child's life. The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.
23 minutes, 31 seconds
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Raising Affectionate and Appreciative Kids with Arlene Pellicane

Kids and teens get a reputation for being entitled and screen obsessed. How can you raise a child who is affection and appreciative? Teaching from her book Screen Kids (co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman), Arlene explains two A+ skills children need: affection and appreciation. You can raise a child who says please, thank you, and I love you. Learn more about Screen Kids at www.ScreenKidsbook.com &nbsp;
18 minutes, 51 seconds
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Bob Lepine on Family Life and Happy Husbands

FamilyLife Today cohost Bob Lepine joins Arlene in a candid conversation about the ups and downs of married life.  Learn how to perservere in marriage for all the right reasons. 
24 minutes, 3 seconds
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Calm, Cool, and Connected with Arlene Pellicane

Could you use some help taming your technology?  Arlene Pellicane shares help from her new book, Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life.  You can learn what it takes to say it is well with my phone.  
14 minutes, 11 seconds
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September McCarthy Motherhood Matters

Tired of mom guilt and feeling overwhelmed all the time? Complaining, arguing, and sibling rivalry don’t have to control your home. Homeschooling mom of ten, September McCarthy reminds us why motherhood matters and what you can do to make motherhood manageable and actually joyous. Learn about trigger points, handling conflict, and the importance of connecting with other moms.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Sep tember McCarthy and her book Motherhood Matters.&nbsp;
22 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tricia Goyer - Happy Heart for Moms

Overworked mom of ten Tricia Goyer thought she had to have it all together. Yet during a season of messiness, failure and chaos, Tricia felt God speaking overwhelming love in her life. In the search for being "heart happy" (living with joy and peace), Tricia found that intentional habits and time invested with God brought the renewal she craved. In this conversation about Tricia's new book, Heart Happy: Staying Centered in God's Love During Chaotic Circumstances, you'll learn:3:30 What does it mean to have a happy heart? 4:20 Tricia's background starting out as a single mom, getting married, having 10 kids, foster care…6:50 Don’t interrupt mama when she’s having her Jesus time (cause she needs that Jesus time!!!)8:00 How to spend time with God when you’re raising young kids and life is crazy 12:45 You don’t have to have the right response exactly when something happens. You can wait and respond later. 13:45 Taking time for soul care - a few ideas to nourish and reset 17:00 There’s nothing you can do to make God love you more (getting out of performance mode) 19:50 Cooking for a BIG family and how to use the time in the kitchen creatively 21:00 Reconciling the hurts of the past with a happy heart - dealing with father wounds 26:30 Specific advice for single moms Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of ten, grandmother of many, and wife to John. A USA-Today bestselling author, she has published 75 books. Learn more about her newest book, Heart Happy.
29 minutes, 17 seconds
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Old School Parenting That Works with Kendra Smiley

Common sense parenting is not as common as it used to be.  Popular speaker and author Kendra Smiley joins Arlene to talk about the power of routine and responsibility, making marriage a priority, and what not to do when your kids fail.  Learn more about Kendra at KendraSmiley.com Kendra was interviewed for Arlene's newest book coming out in April: Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What's Right 
20 minutes, 33 seconds
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Brooks Gibbs - Bully Proof Your Child

Bullying. Cyberbullying. You hear about it at school. You know mean kids have been weaponized with social media - able to spread rumors, snarky comments, inappropriate photos, and lies about your children with a swipe. How can we help our children prepare to meet the bullies of life? How can we prevent our children from becoming the bully? Dr. Brooks Gibbs is here to explain what bullying is and isn't, and to help your child become emotionally resilient. Learn more about Brooks Gibbs or Arlene's Screen Kids masterclass.&nbsp;
32 minutes, 48 seconds
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Josh Burnette Adulting 101

Are you concerned your kids will never grow up? Josh Burnette co-author of the book Adulting 101 will help you motivate your kids to learn the skills they need to be competent, independent adults. Entering adulthood can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. You'll find practical and creative ideas to get your kids prepared for life beyond high school.
21 minutes, 13 seconds
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It May Only Take a Spark But My Matches are Wet (Part 1)

When you are a busy mom, sex may not be at the top of your list of things to do.  You may be more interested in sleep!  In Part 1 of the message "It May Only Take a Spark, But My Matches are Wet!" Arlene Pellicane shows moms how to make time for romance and why it's so important. 
22 minutes, 26 seconds
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Hannah Anderson on Teaching Kids Discernment

Not sure when to say yes and when to say no to your kids?  Author Hannah Anderson joins Arlene to talk about discernment.  How can parents learn to discern...and to pass that skill on to their kids?  Based on Hannah's new book, "All That's Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment."  
19 minutes, 51 seconds
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Kids Say the Wisest Things with Jon Gauger

What silly thing has your child or grandchild said lately? Kids are famous for their unfiltered and sometimes embarrassing commentary, yet they can also be profound. Rediscover wonder and look for the gold in your kids with author Jon Gauger.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Jon Gauger and his book Kids Say the Wisest Things: 26 Lessons You Didn't Know Children Could Teach You.
15 minutes, 33 seconds
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Marriage in the Real World with Mark Matlock

Author and youth specialist Mark Matlock shares what he and his wife have done to put their marriage first amidst a busy home with teenagers, ministry and travel.  Learn how to put a spotlight on your marriage, no matter how busy you are.  Mark is the president of Wisdom Works Ministries and Youth Specialties and has been ministering to youth for over two decades.  This interview is part of Arlene's Happy Husband University series. 
20 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dr. Cliff and Joyce Penner on Being Sexually Free

Internationally recognized sex therapists Dr. Cliff and Joyce Penner join Arlene for a candid conversation about sex.  You will learn how to enjoy your sexuality more, along with the difference between decision and duty sex.  How can a wife go from tired to turned on?  Find out on the podcast.
25 minutes, 39 seconds
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Helping Kids Pre-Decide Like Daniel

How can we prepare our kids to live Biblically in a secular and hostile world? Daniel shows us the way - he's a young man who pre-decided to follow God at great risk. If you need some courage to live differently - especially when it comes to social media, YouTube, and devices - Arlene has encouragement and a challenge for you and your kids. In Arlene's message, you'll learn:&nbsp; 3:30 Digital vegetables vs digital candy&nbsp; 6:00 Did you know how TikTok watches you?&nbsp; 14:30 Why eating the king’s food was such a big deal to Daniel&nbsp; 17:00 I will not watch anything that will defile me&nbsp; 21:30 How Daniel was crushing it on his vegetable diet (when you pre-decide for God, you're blessed!) 24:00 How social media manipulates through the like button&nbsp; 30:00 It’s good to be different Maybe it's time for 10 day social media or video game fast. You can join your kids and do a fast together.&nbsp;&nbsp; Need more digital vegetables and less digital candy? Join Arlene's Screen Kids Masterclass and read her book co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, Screen Kids.&nbsp;&nbsp; Want to invite Arlene to speak at your church, business, or school? Email her at [email protected]&nbsp;
32 minutes, 31 seconds
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Wendy Snyder - The Strong Willed Child

If you have a wild, spirited, strong willed kid, this episode is for you!&nbsp; Instead of constantly fighting with your child, what if you could learn how to harness the superpower of having a strong will? Parent educator and coach Wendy Snyder has learned how to raise a strong willed child with integrity (and sanity!) based on her own experience. On today's episode, you'll hear:&nbsp; 3:20 She came out of the womb strong willed! 5:20 If you describe your child as demanding, insistent, bossy, fixated, rebellious…&nbsp; 7:30 These strong willed leaders helped me see my daughter differently&nbsp; 8:20 Strong willed kids need to have their power bucket filled&nbsp; 9:45 Do this to prevent power struggles&nbsp; 11:20 When your kid wants to have a pop-up business&nbsp; 13:50 Try this language when your child doesn’t do what they are supposed to do&nbsp; 17:00 How do I break generational struggles? How can I stop yelling at my kids?&nbsp; 20:30 Doing things differently than how I was brought up&nbsp; 24:00 When you have a strong willed kid, the degree of difficulty is so much higher&nbsp; 26:00 You’re living in this way that feels good - you’re making a positive change&nbsp; 27:30 How is your strong willed child now that she’s a teenager?&nbsp; 30:45 When your kids are hiding things…what if they are not trustworthy? 32:00 How has surfing helped you as a mom? Wendy Snyder is the founder of Fresh Start Family offering online seminars, coaching, courses &amp; a membership program to give parents the support and tools they need to raise their children. Wendy obtained her BS in Marketing from San Diego State University and Parenting Certification from the International Network for Children &amp; Families.&nbsp; Check out her free online power struggles class at freshstartfamilyonline.com Get Arlene's free monthly resource, The Gratitude Workout - 10 ways to build the muscle of thanksgiving in your child's life at happyhomeuniversity.com The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.
35 minutes, 59 seconds
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Lynn Donovan on Becoming a Happy Wife

Are you and your husband on the same page spiritually?  Christian author Lynn Donovan shares her story of what it's like to be married to an unbeliever.  How has she found love, peace, and happiness in a home that is spiritually mismatched?  Find hope for your hurting marriage today.  Lynn's story is featured in Arlene's book "31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife."     
16 minutes, 54 seconds
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Hooked on Games with Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan Part 1

Is video gaming helping or hurting your child? If you've ever wondered if your son or daughter is addicted to video games, you must hear what Dr. Andrew and Julie Doan have to say. How did this successful Johns Hopkins-educated doctor survive as an adult gamer playing 80-100 hours a week? Here's what you need to know about digitial addiction to keep your child's brain safe and healthy, especially during the pandemic. Part 2 of this conversation coming next episode. Learn more about Dr. Andrew Doan's book, Hooked on Games - https://www.amazon.com/Hooked-Games-Video-Internet-Addiction/dp/193557602XArlene's book with Dr. Gary Chapman, Screen Kids: https://5lovelang uages.com/screenkids/ and the web event, Winning the Screen Wars. https://webevents.5lovelanguages.com/screen-wars
22 minutes, 58 seconds
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Dannah Gresh on Becoming a Happy Mom

Author and founder of Pure Freedom, Dannah Gresh talks about connecting with your son and daughter, even in the teen years.  Learn how you can utilize the power of the reset button in your mom life.
14 minutes, 21 seconds
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Dr. Jennifer Degler on Hope for ADHD

Many children today struggle with ADHD.  Dr. Jennifer Degler joins Arlene to talk about her son Jake who was diagnosed at a young age.  You'll learn important coping and helping strategies.  Even though he was told he wouldn't ever be able to read well, Jake went on to take AP classes, go to college and win awards.  Behind him was a mom who wouldn't take no for an answer.  
20 minutes, 18 seconds
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Becoming a Happy Mom with Hannah Keeley Part 1

Arlene interviews mother of 7, TV personality, author, speaker and fun-loving wife Hannah Keeley.  If you've ever been overwhelmed as a mom, you'll want to listen to this energy boost about finding purpose and tackling life's greatest challenges - one step at a time.  Learn how to turn your despair into hope and find more energy as a mom.  You'll be inspired to make positive changes in this lively conversation.  
12 minutes, 17 seconds
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Scott Palmer on Money and Marriage

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15 minutes, 33 seconds
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Listener Fave: Holley Gerth - The Powerful Purpose of Introverts

What if being an introvert wasn't a struggle, but a superpower? Introverts are often told that they should act more outgoing like a brother or sister. Yet introverts come with a set of strengths that are very needed in our noisy world. Bestselling author (and introvert) Holley Gerth is here to help us nurture, champion, and understand the introverts in our lives. This introvert could be you! Sharing from her book, The Powerful Purpose of Introverts, you'll learn the following in this listener favorite, encore presentation:&nbsp; 3:30 How did you know you were an introvert?&nbsp;&nbsp; 5:00 The differences in the brains of introverts and extroverts&nbsp; 7:45 What if you are married to an extrovert and you’re an introvert, or vice versa?&nbsp; 9:00 Speaking the love languages to an introvert (the volume is different!)&nbsp; 13:00 Learning how to be direct as an introvert&nbsp; 14:00 A helpful question: How can I love you well right now?&nbsp; 17:30 Does my child have at least one quality connection with someone? It’s not about quantity, it’s about quality.&nbsp; 20:00 Social media and the introverted child&nbsp; 21:00 What has helped you in struggling with anxiety?&nbsp; 24:00 The difference between solitude and isolation&nbsp; Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, life coach, and podcaster with a Masters of Science Degree in counseling. She's empowered more than a half million readers through her books like You're Already Amazing and the topic of today's conversation, The Powerful Purpose of Introverts.&nbsp; Learn more about Holley on her website. HolleyGerth.com Need help managing your family's screen time? Arlene's book Screen Kids, along with the masterclass, can help. Also find free monthly resources for your home at HappyHomeUniversity.com
27 minutes, 28 seconds
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Dare to Hope with Melissa Spoelstra

Could you use a big dose of hope in your home?  Bible teacher Melissa Spoelstra is here to help.  Her newest book, "Dare to Hope: Living Intentionally in an Unstable World" is based on the book of Jeremiah.  Listening is a mega theme in Jeremiah and it can be a mega theme in your home.  Learn how to listen to God and your kids more closely and watch things change for the better.  
22 minutes, 32 seconds
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Becky Kopitzke - Cranky Mom Fix

Would your kids ever describe you as cranky? Author Becky Kopitzke knows what it's like to be a cranky mom, AKA the "Momster."  She's here to help us tame our inner momster with Biblical wisdom and time-tested tips so we can experience more peace at home.  In today's practical conversation, you'll learn:&nbsp; 2:30 Who is the momster? &nbsp; 5:00 What are triggers we can identify before we get cranky with our kids? &nbsp; 8:30 How do you take things off your schedule if you’ve over-programmed your family? &nbsp; 13:00 Good moms take care of their kids, great moms take care of themselves also &nbsp; 16:30 How did you change from being the cranky mom?  How did you stop yelling at your kids?&nbsp; 19:00 The process for repairing the relationship with your child after an argument &nbsp; Becky Kopitzke is wife, mom of two, author, speaker, and writing coach. She’s the author of three books including Cranky Mom Fix: How to Get a Happier, More Peaceful Home by Slaying the "Momster" in All of Us. Learn more about Becky at beckykopitzke.com&nbsp; Interested in getting closer to your spouse this month?  Take the 7 Day Romance Challenge, download it for free at HappyHomeUniversity.com&nbsp;
25 minutes, 11 seconds
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Modesty, Sex and Dating with Dannah Gresh

Author and creator of Secret Keeper Girl, Dannah Gresh is here to tackle tough subjects for tweens and teens.  You'll learn how to: Teach modesty to girls at a young age Recover when you've made some mistakes in the shopping zone  Set healthy boundaries and expectations for dating  Have positive conversations about sex  Dannah is an expert when it comes to sexual purity, modesty, and parenting tweens and teens.  You will get the practical help you need to rise as a parent and promote modesty in an increasingly immodest world.  
19 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Happiness Habit Part 2

Would your friends describe you as happy?  In Part 2 of this message, The Happiness Habit, Arlene Pellicane teaches simple habits that will bring more happiness into your life.  
13 minutes, 2 seconds
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Sibling Rivalry with Amberly Neese

When your kids fight and just keep fighting, it can be easy to give up on peace in the home. Sibling rivalry is frustrating! Author Amberly Neese is here with some examples of Biblical siblings who didn't always get along well either. You'll be encouraged and have some new tools to try the next time your kids and/or step-kids start fighting.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Amberly Neese and her Bible study, Common Ground: Loving Others Despite Our Differences.
29 minutes, 3 seconds
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Doing Busy Better with Glynnis Whitwer

Do you feel like you are too busy? Or is it difficult for you to slow down and rest?  This episode will help you find that right balance between work and rest. You'll see busy in a whole new light, gaining tools to improve your daily schedule and strengthen your relationship with God.  You'll find answers to questions like:  Are you addicted to over-work?   What do you apply keeping the Sabbath in today's modern age?  What's the difference between false guilt and real guilt?  How does someone know if he or she has gotten too busy?  How can you improve the quality of your calendar and life?   What is soul rest?   Learn more about Glynnis Whitwer, author of Doing Busy Better, at GlynnisWhitwer.com
21 minutes, 15 seconds
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Poppy Smith on Becoming a Happy Wife

If you have been frustrated by the differences between you and your spouse, you will be encouraged by this interview with author Poppy Smith.  Learn how to tame anger and the tongue in this talk with a wife who once thought her marriage was a big mistake. 
14 minutes, 9 seconds
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Patrick Schwenk Crisis-Proof Faith

Trouble comes to every person - when it does, will your child be ready? Pat Schwenk and his family have experienced crisis because of cancer. How did they emerge not only with their faith intact but stronger? Learn how to grow during a crisis, remaining rooted in God's love, and how to help your children do the same.&nbsp;&nbsp; Learn more about Patrick Schwenk and his book co-authored with his wife Ruth, Faith Forward Family Devotions. Watch Arlene's free Happy Mom videos on Instagram , Facebook , or her website .&nbsp;&nbsp;
23 minutes, 57 seconds
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Jon Seidl - Finding Rest from Anxiety

Are you struggling with anxiety? Is your child? Jon Seidl, author of Finding Rest, is here to talk about his personal crippling struggle with anxiety. It's an honest and redemptive conversation that will help you better minister to your family members. It's time to talk about mental health with our kids. Here you'll find a framework to help move forward in hope.
32 minutes, 52 seconds
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Kristen Welch Raising Grateful Kids Part 2

Learn how to raise kids who know how to serve, say thank you, and limit screen time.  Blogger Kristen Welch joins Arlene for this encouraging conversation about motherhood, messes and redemption.   
17 minutes, 42 seconds
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Cindi McMenamin on Becoming a Happy Wife

Author and pastor's wife Cindi McMenamin knows what it takes to be happy in marriage - even when personalities collide and life is stressful.  Learn to adapt your expectations and place your trust in God, instead of putting too much on your husband's shoulders. 
12 minutes, 43 seconds
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Downsize Your Waistline and Wardrobe with Karen Ehman

Arlene interviews author and Proverbs 31 speaker Karen Ehman about going from a size 24 to 10, getting rid of clutter in the closet, and bringing sanity to your schedule.
22 minutes, 34 seconds
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Rachael Adams - A Little Goes a Long Way

Feeling overwhelmed with all you have to do? Or maybe you feel insignificant as you look forward to the New Year. Rachael Adams knows what it's like to wonder about the difference she's making in the world as a mom. She's written a new devotion, "A Little Goes a Long Way" to remind us that small acts and invitations often lead to some pretty amazing results. In today's conversation, you'll learn:&nbsp; 4:30 What he was actually asking was “Am I enough?”&nbsp; 6:00 One minute that introduced me to my husband&nbsp; 7:10 I was isolated as a mom and this invitation changed my life&nbsp; 9:50 The value of touch between kids and parents&nbsp; 12:45 You ran a half marathon…once. How did the power of encouragement get you through?&nbsp;&nbsp; 14:30 How to notice those around you and their needs&nbsp; 15:50 I wish my life was bigger…does my little life matter at all?&nbsp; 20:30 Here’s how to have more purpose to our work&nbsp; 23:30 We can start to compare our ministries instead of doing this&nbsp; Rachael Adams is the host of the popular The Love Offering podcast. She and her husband Bryan run a family business and farm in Kentucky with their two kids and two doodle dogs.&nbsp; Learn about her new book, A Little Goes a Long Way: 52 Days to a Significant Life at rachaelkadams.com Want to bring in the New Year with healthier screen habits for your family? Get Arlene's free monthly resource 5 Ways to Reset Your Tech. These are small, doable changes that bring big results (and more peace in your home). happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe
25 minutes, 52 seconds
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Teaching A+ Skills to Preschoolers Part 2

Wish your preschooler or young child was more appreciative?  Wish they managed anger better?  Learn how to instill these and other A+ emotional skills even in this screen-driven world.  
16 minutes, 29 seconds
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Who Do You Say I Am with Becky Harling

Becky Harling talks about the I AM statements by Jesus from her Bible study, Who Do You Say I Am? As you encounter Jesus, you will be changed for the better at Christmastime and all year long.
13 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sean McDowell - A Rebel's Manifesto

Following Jesus is counter-cultural as we live in a time that chases fame, sheds traditional values, and shames those who don't fall in line. Hot button topics such as bullying, social media, loneliness, porn, anxiety, and defending Biblical views at school, online and with friends are all addressed in Sean McDowell's new book, A Rebel's Manifesto: Choosing Truth, Real Justice, and Love amid the Noise of Today's World. In today's very helpful conversation for parents, you'll learn:&nbsp; 3:00 What is a rebel’s manifesto about? What does it look like to be a rebel today?&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:30 How can you disagree with people and still like them? 7:41 What if your child has to do something immoral for a school assignment?&nbsp;&nbsp; 9:52 About public education in California&nbsp; 12:00 Take this advice about being involved in your child’s education&nbsp; 13:14 How do you respond to statements like: Who are you to judge me?&nbsp; 15:00 How do you respond to: You should not force your morals on me.&nbsp;&nbsp; 16:30 What if you are called a hater if you believe in marriage between a man and woman? 17:00 What if your child is labeled a hater?&nbsp; 20:00 What are unique challenges to Gen Z?&nbsp;&nbsp; 23:30 What does research say about the power of parents to influence our kids?&nbsp; 25:50 Tell me about Summit Ministries and why it’s so influential for teens Sean McDowell is an author, speaker, and associate professor at Talbot School of Theology at Biola. He has two masters degrees and a PhD in apologetics and worldview studies. He’s authored or edited more than 18 books. He married his high school sweetheart Stephanie and they have three children. His newest book is A Rebel’s Manifesto. Learn more at his website SeanMcdowell.org Want to learn more about Summit Ministries where Sean often speaks? Visit Summit.org Spending too much time on screens this summer? My book Screen Kids co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman will help, along with the masterclass. Find out more at HappyHomeUniversity.com
28 minutes, 16 seconds
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Judy Dunagan - Spiritual Warfare in the Family

Are you weary from battling with your kids, your spouse, or with the culture around you? Spiritual warfare is happening in your family - what can you do to protect your home from the enemy's attacks? Author Judy Dunagan is here to remind us that we don't have to live in defeat. We have the Lion of Judah on our side. Talking about her new book, The Loudest Roar, in this conversation Judy will share: 2:50 When her grandson met a lion&nbsp;&nbsp; 4:50 When grandmas pray for their grandkids&nbsp; 5:50 Living on the other side of the world with her kids&nbsp; 7:30 Have you made your child an idol in your heart?&nbsp; 9:50 From a young age, I learned what it means to stand in the victory of God&nbsp; 11:30 I’m a natural born worrier…I needed to turn those worries into prayer&nbsp; 12:50 Explain the armor of God to a child in this way&nbsp; 14:45 Our marriage was almost shattered but God… 17:50 When you don’t want your story&nbsp; 19:00 Importance of music in spiritual warfare 21:30 Be strong IN the Lord - it’s all about Jesus&nbsp; 25:39 You can leave a legacy in your family Judy Dunagan is an acquisitions editor for the women's Bible studies and books at Moody Publishers. A wonder seeker of God and His Word, Judy is passionate about discipleship and making God's Word and prayer come alive in everyday life. She is a speaker and Bible teacher and serves on the Board of Deeper Walk International, the ministry her father Mark Bubeck founded. Judy and her husband Rick live in Colorado. Together, they have two grown daughters and five grandkids. Learn more about Judy Dunagan's book, The Loudest Roar: Living in the Unshakable Victory of Christ at judydunagan.com Screen time getting a little out of control? Get Arlene's free monthly resource 5 Ways to Reset Your Tech. These are small, doable changes that bring big results (and more peace in your home). happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe Want to feel closer to your spouse this Valentine's Day? Join Arlene's 31 Days to a Happy Husband Masterclass at happyhomeuniversity.com/happyhusband
31 minutes, 4 seconds
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DREAM Marriage Key #5: Mutual Activities

Arlene shares the final key to enjoying a DREAM marriage - mutual activities.  Why is it so important to your man that you hang out and do fun things together?  Find out and get some ideas to help you have a great next date and weekend together. 
15 minutes, 12 seconds
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Terra Mattson - Raising Courageous Girls

It's challenging to raise confident girls in this social media age. What if you are struggling with confidence yourself as a mom? How can women and girls develop godly confidence and courage? In today's conversation with author and mom Terra Mattson, you'll learn:&nbsp;&nbsp; 2:50 What are you seeing repeated again and again in your counseling practice with girls?&nbsp; 4:50 Letting go of performance based thinking&nbsp; 6:30 When a boy asks your daughter for an inappropriate photo…do this 9:00 Talking with your daughter about wanting to be liked and the fear of losing friends (negative peer pressure) 11:30 What are red light, yellow light, green light friendships?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 13:10 My struggle with bulimia and what I learned&nbsp; 16:30 The lost art of confession&nbsp; 17:45 How can we encourage our girl who is scared to go to school, or scared to face a mean girl?&nbsp; 19:30 Going on dates with your daughter, having intentional time&nbsp; 23:00 What are some signs that my daughter needs extra help like counseling?&nbsp; Terra Mattson has 20 plus years of experience as a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist. Terra and her husband Jeff founded Living Wholehearted, a counseling and organizational development firm helping people live and lead with integrity. Terra's book is Courageous: Raising Daughters Rooted in Grace. Learn more at her website. TerraMattson.com Terra also has a video course, Helping Moms Raise Confident Daughters. Learn more here. Is your child getting too much screen time? Take the free quiz at HappyHomeUniversity.comThe Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.
29 minutes, 17 seconds
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Karol Ladd on Becoming a Happy Mom

The Positive Lady Karol Ladd joins Arlene to talk about the transition to the empty nest, connecting with your teen, and making your house the fun place to be.
13 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dr. Meg Meeker - Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

According to today's guest, a father is the most important person in a young girl's life. That's what Dr. Meg Meeker has been seeing again and again in her practice as a pediatrician. Learn why this connection is so important and how to strengthen these bonds, no matter what your current situation. On today's podcast based on Dr. Meeker's bestselling book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, you'll learn:&nbsp; 2:40 The importance of a dad’s words - the sentence that changed Dr. Meeker’s life&nbsp; 4:20 What are the main differences between a dad and a mom?&nbsp; 6:55 If you think it’s too late to build a strong relationship with your daughter, it’s not. Take ten minutes and do this… 8:10 Children get cues from parents - if mom or dad is upset or anxious, kids will be too&nbsp; 10:40 What inspired you to write your book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters?&nbsp; 12:10 What’s it like seeing your book made into a movie?&nbsp; 14:20 Why did you include humility as a chapter in your book? How do dads show humility to daughters in a healthy way?&nbsp; 15:50 Daughters crave for their dad to protect them (even if they say otherwise)&nbsp; 18:10 Do this dad when your daughter comes home from a date&nbsp; 20:40 Set the rules of dress and dating beforehand&nbsp; 22:30 What differences are you seeing in your teen patients in the last five years because of technology?&nbsp; 24:10 Why is social media so dangerous for girls?&nbsp;&nbsp; Dr. Meeker is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She's written 7 books and a mother of four and grandmother of six. Her bestselling book Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters (which has sold more than half a million copies) has just been adapted into a movie on Pure Flix.&nbsp; Watch the movie Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters on Pure Flix&nbsp; Find out more about Dr. Meeker on her website meekerparenting.com The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.
27 minutes, 30 seconds