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The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

Molly DeFrank - How to do a Digital Detox

6/20/2022 00:28:30
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

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Chase Replogle - Understanding Your Son's 5 Masculine Instincts

6/13/2022 00:32:22
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! 

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: 

3:00 What can we learn from Shakespeare's stages of a man? 

4:25 Instincts - are they good or bad?  

6:00 The example of Cain and the instinct of sarcasm 

9:30 How can we nudge our son to care instead of check out?  

10:30 A working definition of humility: self-suspicion 

14:30 What is C.S. Lewis talking about in the Abolition of Man when he refers to chestless men?  

18:30 How can we make church more attractive for men? For boys?  

22:00 Hunting for turkeys! 

25:00 Men need adventures, extremes of too much adventure or too little (apathy) 

27:00 The call of God on Samson's life - the need to watch our spiritual lives carefully 

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.

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Dr. John Foubert - Protecting Your Child from Internet Pornography

6/6/2022 00:25:24
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: 

3:00 What is happening in a child's brain when they see pornography? 

4:50 Can a brain reset back to a healthy level after porn use?  

5:20 Why is porn especially dangerous to tween and teens?  

7:10 How soon do you talk to your kids about this subject? 

10:20 From 2008-2011, exposure to kids under 13 rose from 14% to 49% 

13:00 What do studies show between the link between porn and sexual violence?  

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 

21:50 How to best talk with your kids about porn in a way they will want to listen to you 

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. 

Learn more about Dr. John Foubert on his website.

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Angela Perritt - Equipping Teen Girls to Love God Greatly

5/30/2022 00:34:46
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).  

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Jay Payleitner - Don't Take the Bait to Escalate

5/23/2022 00:23:41
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: 

3:45 How conflict can be a good thing

6:00 What are the four factors involved in conflict? 

6:40 How did you and your wife settle your peanut butter dispute? 

9:40 It might not be about compromise, it might mean taking turns to help your family member chase a dream 

11:00 Escalation doesn't always involve getting louder 

11:55 Re-connecting with someone you are estranged from 

19:50 What do you do when your middle school aged girl is wearing shorts that are too short? 

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. 

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Trinity Debt Management. Call 1 800 793-8752 to talk with a counselor today. 

The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane

The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Trinity Debt Management. Call 1 800 793-8752 to talk with a counselor today. 

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.