The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane
The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane
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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 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.  
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
Oct 16, 2023
24 min
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
Oct 9, 2023
32 min
Brad and Marilyn Rhoads - The Grace Marriage
Would 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
Oct 2, 2023
30 min
Sissy Goff - The Worry Free Parent
Kids 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
Sep 25, 2023
32 min
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
Sep 18, 2023
28 min
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.
Sep 11, 2023
33 min
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 @arlenehappyhome Save 25% on God’s Big Promises Bible at TheGoodBook.com/GodsBigPromises Use code Happy at Checkout.
Sep 4, 2023
38 min
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
Aug 28, 2023
32 min
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
Aug 21, 2023
33 min
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
Aug 14, 2023
34 min
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