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The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

Melissa Swain - Discipling Your Kids with Purpose

9/26/2022 00:33:13
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 party by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.

Beth McCord - Enneagram and Your Family

9/19/2022 00:30:07
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 person

3:50 - Be alert of your weaknesses

9:20 - Seeing through your spouse's lens

11:20 - How do you find out your Enneagram?

13:00 - How can you appreciate and leverage how you're wired

15:00 - What if your Enneagram is in direct conflict with your spouse's?

20:30 - Discovery is not recovery

25:00 - What this picture reveals about God our Good Shepherd

Beth 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.com

Learn more about Arlene's book 31 Days to a Happy Husband. arlenepellicane.com

Learn more about the masterclass. happyhomeuniversity.com/happyhusband

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.

Marci Seither - Preparing for the Empty Nest

9/12/2022 00:37:34
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? 

6:10 The gap between our six kids - one in drivers training and one in potty training at the same time 

7:30 Tight ring years - what does this mean? 

12:00 Arlene sending off her oldest to college 

13:10 How can we help prepare siblings for when their brother or sister leaves home? 

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?  

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 

26:45 "I feel like the best years of my life are over...." - how do you reinvent yourself after the empty nest? 

30:45 How to parent your college child - what's too much? What's too little? 

32:20 How to keep your marriage interesting 

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.com

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome.

Colton Dixon - Faith Over Fear

9/5/2022 00:30:49
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

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

Arlene Pellicane - Three Myths Moms Fall For

8/29/2022 00:35:33
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: 

3:00 Arlene's childhood bully at recess 

3:30 Myth #1: I am not beautiful. 

5:30 What you are going to say to yourself when you look in the mirror 

6:00 Findings from a study of girls about their ideas of beauty 

11:50 Social media is dangerous when we compare and despair 

13:50 Myth #2: I have a terrible body. 

16:00 Arlene's confession about stealing her son's cookies 

22:10 Myth #3: I don't have enough time. 

26:30 How to save time on social media 

27:50 Ask this question before you grab your phone, laptop, device 

31:00 It's not about time management, it's about energy management 

Learn more about GEMS Girls Clubs at gemsgc.org

Get Arlene's book, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom at arlenepellicane.com

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Dwell Bible App. Save 30% off Dwell for Life at DwellApp.io/HappyHome

The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at TalkAboutDiscipleship.com.

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.  


Help for those teen years

As a mom of two boys, I've loved listening to Arlene and her guests share encouragement as I don't feel like my home is always a happy one. #thestruggleisreal. I highly recommend you tune in, especially her episodes on anger and rebellious teens. Oh my!


Arlene has excellent content; fantastic messages of hope. Perfection is not the goal. There are no boney fingers pointed at our sternum pointing out our parenting flaws.Genuine, authentic guests with messages of encouragement."You don't have to come from a happy home, to create one." All with God 's help.