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The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane VIDEO

Gary Chapman - What to Know Before Your Child Becomes a Teenager

1/24/2022 00:31:51
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 responsible

10:30 What if my teen is totally unmotivated?

15:00 Talking about intimacy and relationships

18:00 How to deal with anger and your teen

28:00 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

Bonnie Gray - Panic Attacks to Peace

1/17/2022 00:32:31


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. 

And remember this month...Arlene's Screen Kids Masterclass is $125 off, just use the promo code RESTART22 at HappyHomeUniversity.com

Mitch Albom - Stranger in the Lifeboat

1/3/2022 00:36:32
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

Gary Chapman - Life Lessons and Love Languages

12/27/2021 00:36:23


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.  

In this conversation, you'll learn:  

4:00 How Gary came to know Christ 

7:00 Lesson from a childhood bully 

9:30 When Gary decided he would never become an alcoholic 

12:30 The good and bad of technology 

15:30 Getting married

18:00 The message from God that changed my marriage 

21:40 How Gary created the 5 Love Languages 

30:00 What loving a child is and isn't     

Learn more about Dr. Gary Chapman at 5lovelanguages.com

Learn more about Arlene's Happy Home University and Screen Kids at happyhomeuniversity.com

25 Days of Christmas - Melissa Spoelstra Less Crisis, More Christ

12/20/2021 00:31:00


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!).  

We'll talk about:

5:20 Moving from duty to delight 

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

The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane VIDEO

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 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.