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.
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.
Learn more about Erick Goss and Minno.
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.
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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.
Learn more about Joshua Rogers and his book, Confessions of a Happily Married Man.
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.
Learn more about Lee Nienhuis and her new book, Counter Cultural Parenting.
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.
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.
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
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.
Learn more about Sep tember McCarthy and her book Motherhood Matters.
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.
Learn more about Patrick Schwenk and his book co-authored with his wife Ruth, Faith Forward Family Devotions.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
Learn more about Jon Gauger and his book Kids Say the Wisest Things: 26 Lessons You Didn't Know Children Could Teach You.