Arlene Pellicane - Strong Marriage, Strong Family

Loving your kids is very important, but so is loving your spouse. How can you invest in your marriage this week? It’s worth the effort to get closer to your spouse because a strong marriage makes a strong family. It can be easier to talk about parenting and sweep your marriage issues under the rug. On today's episode, Arlene shares a few things she has learned about marriage.   You'll learn:   3:40 Here’s the weird thing that happened to me in spin class 6:20 Providing stability to your kids  7:25 We don’t live in a committed culture  9:00 Think of commitment like this, not that  11:40 I would be considerate to my spouse if he was considerate to me… 15:00 What’s one thing you could do for your spouse today?  16:00 But my spouse is no longer novel or interesting… 18:00 My husband’s glucose kick 19:50 Create more wonder in your marriage like this (check out Bill Farrel’s interview in the archives)  22:00 Advice for stepfamilies (check out past interviews with Ron Deal and/or Laura Petherbridge in the archives)  24:00 Dropping off our oldest to college with tears If you want to learn more, read Arlene's book 31 Days to a Happy Husband.  You can also take the masterclass here: Arlene Pellicane is the host of the Happy Home podcast, speaker, and author of several books including Parents Rising and Screen Kids. The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at

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The Happy Home is sponsored in part by Talk About. Use Promo Code HAPPYHOME to get 1 month free at 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.