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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.  

    Sara Hagerty - The Gift of Limitations

    Sara Hagerty - The Gift of Limitations

    There's a lot of talk about being limitless, but the truth is, we are limited creatures. We've got too much laundry, too many bills, too many responsibilities, and too little strength. But what if limitations can actually turn into blessings? Bestselling author Sara Hagerty shares how being a mom of seven has helped her discover the beauty in her boundaries. Sharing from her new book, "The Gift of Limitations," we'll talk about: 
    2:50 What it means to live inside the fence line 
    7:30 The things we think are going to “kill” us actually can be life-giving 
    10:05 Talking yourself through your limitations 
    14:33 When limitations get in the way of accomplishing your dreams 
    18:20 How to name our limitations 
    20:17 What to do if you are feeling overwhelmed as a mom 
    24:45 What, I don't always have to be productive???
    27:50 Living “slower still”
    Sara Hagerty is a bestselling author and speaker who loves to offer God's hope to readers facing unexpected life circumstances. She and her husband adopted four children from Africa and then had three miracle babies. Her new book is "The Gift of Limitations: Finding Beauty in your Boundaries." 
    You can follow Sara on Instagram @sarahagertywrites and on Substack 
    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 @arlenehappyhome

    • 31 min
    Donna Jones - Healthy Conflict, Peaceful Life

    Donna Jones - Healthy Conflict, Peaceful Life

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    We all face conflict - whether it's with your spouse, child, parent, neighbor, or co-worker. We don't always agree! How can you navigate conflict better? Is there a way to prevent fights in the first place? Donna Jones has written a new book to help us, "Healthy Conflict, Peaceful Life." On today's podcast, you'll learn: 
    2:09 The surprising truth about conflict 
    6:03 You may be causing conflict without even realizing it  
    8:50 What makes marriages last 
    11:40 This secret ingredient makes all the difference in conflict 
    16:10 Recognizing the patterns of our conflicts and fixing them 
    24:17 Handling situations where emotions are running really high
    Donna Jones is a national speaker, church planter, pastor's wife, and mom of three adult children. She’s appeared on Focus on the Family and other media outlets. Her new book is "Healthy Conflict, Peaceful Life." 
    Find out more about Donna and her book "Healthy Conflict, Peaceful Life" on her website. donnajones.org
    You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024, in San Diego, CA. Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene Pellicane, Bill and Pam Farrel, and Sally Burke. happyhomeuniversity.com/conference
    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 @arlenehappyhome

    • 29 min
    Cynthia Yanof - Life is Messy, God is Good

    Cynthia Yanof - Life is Messy, God is Good

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    Family life can be overwhelming, sloppy, tricky, and downright challenging. How can you find sanity in the chaos of everyday living? Cynthia Yanof is here to remind us that even when life is messy, God is still good. God isn't caught off guard when we drop the ball, lose our cool, or can't find anything clean to wear. He can use our ridiculous messes for good! In today's conversation based on Cynthia Yanof's new book, "Life is Messy, God is Good," you'll learn: 
    2:14 How to find the funny when life isn't going how you'd planned  
    7:10 Why it's insane to pay for something you don't have to 
    11:30 The things God calls you to do can change you (and this is good) 
    14:00 What holy discontent looks like 
    18:40 Learning how NOT to parent from a place of reputation 
    25:38 If you've ever been disappointed with the church, listen here  
    Cynthia Yanof is a wife, mom, and podcaster who is ridiculously committed to not taking herself too seriously.  She is the host of the MESSmerized podcast and her new book is "Life is Messy, God is Good."
    Find out more about Cynthia and her book "Life is Messy, God is Good" on her website. 
    You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024, in San Diego, CA.  Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene Pellicane, Bill and Pam Farrel, and Sally Burke. 
    More Resources for Your Family:
    Subscribe to Arlene's free email list where she shares what she is learning in her home for yours. 
    Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel 

    • 31 min
    Falling in Love Again with Your Spouse - National Marriage Week

    Falling in Love Again with Your Spouse - National Marriage Week

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    Has Valentine's Day become more about showering your kids with gifts than your spouse? It's easy to drift away from the person who was once your dream come true. It is time to fall in love again...with your spouse! Arlene shares how you can turn your heart towards your spouse this week, relive the feelings of love, and strengthen your commitment to have and to hold forever. It's National Marriage Week (Feb 7-14) and it's time to celebrate marriages, starting with yours. In today's episode, Arlene shares: 
    3:00 I couldn’t believe he saw this in my eyes 
    4:30 How do we keep falling in love through the years (with the same person)?
    5:40 Do you find your spouse more interesting than your phone? 
    7:10 What is the greatest predictor of happiness? 
    10:30 My husband was listening to something that surprised me 
    15:00 Sometimes we put ourselves against a measurement that doesn’t even exist 
    16:45 What Dr. Gary Chapman did when someone asked to live with his family for one year 
    19:00 What is National Marriage Week? 
    Arlene Pellicane is the host of the Happy Home, author, speaker, and spokesperson for National Marriage Week. You can find out more about National Marriage Week (and get free date night ideas) at MarriageWeek.org 
    Get Arlene's books 31 Days to a Happy Husband and 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife 
    You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024, in San Diego, CA. Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene Pellicane, Bill and Pam Farrel, and Sally Burke. 
    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 @arlenehappyhome

    • 20 min
    Ashley Elliott - I Used To Be...

    Ashley Elliott - I Used To Be...

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    Maybe you used to be employed, married, or healthy. When you suffer a loss, you enter the realm of "used to be." Licensed counselor Ashley Elliott is here to help us build new thinking patterns when life doesn't turn out how we thought it would. Ashley and her husband Chuck are the authors of "I Used to Be..." In this episode, you'll learn how to navigate losses in life as we talk about: 
    2:19 What I used to be...
    4:27 How to use “switch theory” to combat negativity 
    9:04 Here's how you can get back into a positive space with your spouse 
    11:17 Recognizing the triggers that cause negative spaces 
    14:08 How to get through your grief 
    19:00 Understanding your “anger wall”
    24:55 How to help others who are grieving 
    28:28 How to know when to seek help with your grief  
    Ashley Elliott and her husband Chuck have been working with couples since 2009. They are certified in eight different psycho-educational programs aimed toward building relational success. Ashley is a counselor with Auxilium Psychological Services.  Ashley and Chuck have three boys and enjoy hiking and mountain biking. 
    Check out Ashley & Chuck's book, I Used to Be... - How to Navigate Large and Small Losses in life and Find Your Path Forward. 
    You're invited to the Parents Rising Conference in San Diego, CA on March 2, 2024.  Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene, Bill Pam Farrel, and Sally Burke. https://www.happyhomeuniversity.com/conference
    More Resources for Your Family:
    Subscribe to Arlene's free email list where she shares what she is learning in her home for yours. 
    Watch a VIDEO clip from the podcast on Arlene's Happy Home YouTube Channel 

    • 31 min
    Austin Fruits - When Your Child is Struggling with Porn

    Austin Fruits - When Your Child is Struggling with Porn

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    What do you do if you find your child looking at porn? The Internet has made pornography so easily accessible and parents must act to protect kids from the dangers of bad pictures and harmful ideas about sexuality. Austin Fruits, a speaker for Josh McDowell Ministries, knows what it is like to struggle with porn as a teen. In this honest and redemptive conversation, you'll learn: 
    4:10 When you may not be feeling God, He is still working in the darkest places 
    10:27 Porn is about much more than desire 
    12:45 How real repentance is key to the healing journey 
    15:25 Porn is not your problem, it is your medication 
    20:35 Why do we need to talk to our kids about uncomfortable topics like sex 
    24:10 How to help prevent your child from watching porn 
    28:55 Why being set free from porn is so liberating
    Austin Fruits is a speaker for Josh McDowell, a ministry of CRU. He has a passion for apologetics, evangelism, and wholeness. He has his degree in psychology and counseling from Liberty University and also graduated from Talbot School of Theology. Find out more about Austin at Josh.org
    It's not too late to come to the Parents Rising Conference on March 2, 2024, in San Diego, CA. Speakers include Dr. Gary Chapman, Arlene, Bill and Pam Farrel, and Sally Burke. happyhomeuniversity.com/conference
    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 @arlenehappyhome
    Special thanks to HireMyMom.com

    • 31 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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