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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.  

The Happy Home Podcast with Arlene Pellicane AccessMore

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 78 Ratings

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.  

    Kristen Jenson - Good Pictures, Bad Pictures

    Kristen Jenson - Good Pictures, Bad Pictures

    We warn our kids about drugs and alcohol, but when it comes to porn, we can be completely silent. It's hard to know what to say about pornography whether your child is five or fifteen. In this digital age, the chance your child will see porn is very high and they are being exposed to explicit pictures younger and younger. Kristen Jenson, author of Good Pictures, Bad Pictures is here to help us defend our children from the harms of porn. On today's episode, you'll learn:
    3:05 How to define and explain pornography to your child
    7:20 When do I need to start warning my children about porn?
    12:30 How can parents explain to their child that seeing a bad picture doesn’t make you a bad kid
    16:10 How to talk to your teens about porn
    20:36 After my child has seen porn, how can I help him or her get rid of those images in the mind?
    24:40 What you need to know about the harms of pornography and your child's future
    Kristen Jenson is the founder of Defend Young Minds and the bestselling author of Good Pictures, Bad Pictures and Good Pictures, Bad Pictures Junior. Kristen speaks and writes to defend children from the harms of pornography. She has raised her strong voice at international conferences and symposiums. Her trusted resources include the Brain Defense Digital Safety curriculum, helping millions around the world defend their kids from sexual exploitation.
    Learn more about Kristen Jenson, her book Good Pictures, Bad Pictures, and the free resources she mentioned at the Defend Young Minds website https://www.defendyoungminds.com/
    Enter to win a book bundle of Good Pictures, Bad Pictures by posting a comment on Arlene's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/arlenepellicane/ or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ArlenePellicaneAuthor/ , or by emailing "Enter me in the contest" to speaking@arlenepellicane.com
    A winner will be chosen on June 1.
    Find out more about Arlene's book co-authored with Dr. Gary Chapman, Screen Kids. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0802422209/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0802422209&linkCode=as2&tag=arlenpelli-20&linkId=837f2447fde5b4a57b13b75b78236083
    Have a question for Arlene to address on the podcast? Please email Arlene your questions and the topics you want covered on the show! speaking@arlenepellicane.com
    More Resources for Your Family:

    Subscribe to Arlene's free email list where she shares what she is learning in her home for yours. https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe

    Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/@arlenehappyhome

    • 35 min
    Arlene Pellicane - Preparing Your Child for Life

    Arlene Pellicane - Preparing Your Child for Life

    How can moms stay sane and focused in everyday life? Arlene shares a special Mother's Day message to remind you of what's most important in raising your kiddos. Hint: It's not getting into the right college or getting them more followers on social media. How can you equip your kids for adulthood and do it with joy and purpose? In this message, Arlene talks about:
    2:00 What are some things that wouldn’t happen without mom?
    4:20 Should I bring my child’s tablet to school when he forgets it?
    7:50 The boy Samuel grew in these ways
    11:30 Helping your child do things they don’t feel like doing
    14:00 The true measure of success
    17:50 Launching an adult who loves God doesn’t happen by accident
    21:45 A word to single moms

    Arlene Pellicane is the host of the Happy Home podcast, speaker, and author of several books including Screen Kids and Parents Rising. She and her husband James have three kids and live in San Diego.
    Visit Arlene's website: https://arlenepellicane.com/
    Check out Arlene's video courses: https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/
    Get Arlene's book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0736963502/?tag=arlenpelli-20
    Have a question for Arlene to address on the podcast? Please email Arlene your questions and the topics you want covered on the show! speaking@arlenepellicane.com
    More Resources for Your Family:
    Subscribe to Arlene's free email list where she shares what she is learning in her home for yours. https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe
    Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/@arlenehappyhome

    • 27 min
    Melissa Kruger - Parenting Teens with Hope

    Melissa Kruger - Parenting Teens with Hope

    Parenting teens can be tough, but it doesn't have to be hopeless. Gospel Coalition's Mellissa B. Kruger shares the common pitfalls parents fall into, how to avoid them, and how to raise teens who will live for Jesus. Melissa's new book is Parenting with Hope: Raising Teens for Christ in a Secular Age. In today's conversation, you'll learn:
    2:38 What will always stay the same with teens
    4:25 How to help our kids be on board about being a follower of Christ
    10:20 How to turn your child’s relationships into blessings
    12:08 Wait, we can all be idolaters??!!
    14:49 Recognizing when a good thing may be turning into an idol
    21:58 How can we overcome the fear of missing out for our children
    26:14 Understanding that as our kids grow, we also have to shift in our parenting mindset
    Melissa B. Kruger serves as Vice President of Discipleship Programming at the Gospel Coalition. She speaks at conferences across the country. She and her husband Michael have three young adult children.
    Find out more about Melissa and her book Parenting with Hope on her website: https://melissabkruger.com/
    Read Melissa's articles on the Gospel Coalition: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/
    Watch the sessions from the Parents Rising Conference on demand - purchase access for $35 here: https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/conference
    Have a question for Arlene to address on the podcast? Please email Arlene your questions and the topics you want covered on the show! speaking@arlenepellicane.com
    More Resources for Your Family:
    Subscribe to Arlene's free email list where she shares what she is learning in her home for yours. https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe
    Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/@arlenehappyhome

    • 32 min
    Dr. Laurel Shaler - Loving Adopted Kids Well

    Dr. Laurel Shaler - Loving Adopted Kids Well

    When a child comes into a home through adoption, there are unique joys and challenges. You are probably familiar with Dr. Gary Chapman's five love languages. Do any adjustments need to be made to speak these love languages to adopted kids? Dr. Laurel Shaler has teamed up with Dr. Gary Chapman to write a new book Loving Adopted Children Well: A 5 Love Languages Approach. Today we're talking with Dr. Laurel Shaler about:
    2:24 How to love adopted and biological children - is there a difference?
    8:40 Laurel's journey of adoption
    12:42 How adoption takes a step of faith
    15:50 The unique challenges and joys of adoption
    20:35 How to apply the 5 love languages to adopted children
    25:21 We can see adoption in the Bible...
    Dr. Laurel Shaler is a nationally certified counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist. She is a professor at Liberty University and she’s teamed up with Dr. Gary Chapman to write the book, Loving Adopted Children Well: A 5 Love Languages Approach. You can learn more about the book and Dr. Laurel Shaler at drlaurelshaler.com
    Not feeling too happy as a mom? Get the encouragement you need today in Arlene's book, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom. A lot can happen in 31 days! amazon.com/gp/product/0736963502/?tag=arlenpelli-20
    Have a question for Arlene to address on the podcast? Please email Arlene your questions and the topics you want covered on the show! speaking@arlenepellicane.com
    More Resources for Your Family:
    Subscribe to Arlene's free email list where she shares what she is learning in her home for yours. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe
    Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel youtube.com/@arlenehappyhome

    • 28 min
    Joel Smallbone - Unsung Hero

    Joel Smallbone - Unsung Hero

    Imagine what it would be like to move your family of 8 across the ocean only to find out your job had been canceled? That's what happened in the Smallbone family who you probably know as the band For King and Country. Joel Smallbone is here to talk about growing up without a proper bed but with a front-row seat to miracles. He's here to talk about his new film, Unsung Hero. 
    Joel Smallbone is one-half of the 4 time Grammy award-winning duo For King and Country with his brother Luke. They have generated over 2 billion streams, 10 GMA Dove awards, and 17 KLOVE fan awards. You know their songs from For God is With Us, God Only Knows, Joy, and Together. The new movie chronicling their family’s journey from Australia to America is called Unsung Hero. It opens in theaters nationwide on April 26.  
    To find out more about Unsung Hero, go to unsunghero.movie
    Listen to Helen Smallbone's podcast, MumLife Community on AccessMore accessmore.com/pd/MumLife-Community
    Not feeling too happy as a mom? Get the encouragement you need today in Arlene's book, 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom. A lot can happen in 31 days! amazon.com/gp/product/0736963502/?tag=arlenpelli-20
    Have a question for Arlene to address on the podcast? Please email Arlene your questions and the topics you want covered on the show! speaking@arlenepellicane.com
    More Resources for Your Family:
    Subscribe to Arlene's free email list where she shares what she is learning in her home for yours. happyhomeuniversity.com/subscribe
    Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel youtube.com/@arlenehappyhome

    • 17 min
    Lee Ann Mancini - Raising Kids to Follow Christ

    Lee Ann Mancini - Raising Kids to Follow Christ

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    Every girl deserves a faith-filled adventure click here for the NIV Kingdom Girls Bible

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

@kimstewinspired ,

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! Kim Stewart | Book Marketing Mania for Christian Authors

Ms. Davida ,

Authentic

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.

mihaila20201990 ,

A podcast that every parent needs to listen to

Screen free is possible! Arlene is very motivating and inspirational having raised kids to the teen years without a smart phone. She and her guests share so many nuggets of wisdom that I have replayed episodes many times to fully let the information sink in! A mom of little ones , I pray that I will be able to apply what I’ve learned. God bless you!

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