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Arlene’s New Book






Meet the Profs

David Frisbie


Dr. David Frisbie is a family counselor and author of 14 books with his wife Lisa. They are “America’s Remarriage Experts,” focusing on the post-divorce family – single parents, remarried couples, stepfamilies and blended families. Dr. Frisbie’s has taught in all 50 states and more than 40 world nations.

Listen to Arlene’s interview with Dr. David Frisbie.



Dr. David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point Radio and Television Ministries and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church.  He is a best selling author of several books including The Coming Economic Armageddon, What in the World is Going On?, Escape the Coming Night, and Signs of Life.  He and his wife Donna have four grown children and eleven grandchildren.

Listen to Arlene’s interview with Dr. David Jeremiah.



Dr. Cliff and Joyce Penner are internationally recognized sexual therapists, educators and authors.  They have written several books including their bestselling Gift of Sex, Restoring the Pleasure, Men and Sex, and What Every Woman Wants Her Husband to Know About Sex.  Cliff is a licensed clinical psychologist and Joyce is a registered nurse and clinical nurse specialist.

Listen to Arlene’s interview with Dr. Cliff and Joyce Penner Part 1, Part 2


Dr. David Clarke is a Christian psychologist and author of Kiss Me Like You Mean It and I Don’t Want a Divorce.  He has been a guest on Focus on the Family and has been in full-time private practice for over 20 years.  His humorous style helps the medicine go down.  He and his wife Sandy  live in Florida.

Listen to Arlene’s interview with Dr. David Clarke.



Bill Farrel is an author and relationship expert.  He and his wife Pam have authored several books including bestselling Men are Like Waffles, Women are Like Spaghetti, Red Hot Monogamy, The 10 Best Decisions a Couple Can Make, and The 10 Best Decisions a Man Can Make.  Bill and Pam travel extensively across America and around the world speaking at conferences.  They have 3 grown children and 2 grandchildren.

Listen to Arlene’s interview with Bill Farrel.


Bob Lepine is the co-host of the daily radio program FamilyLife Today with Dennis Rainey.  He is also FamilyLife’s Vice President and Chief Content Officer and the author of The Christian Husband and Helping Your Children Know God.    He and his wife Mary Ann have been married since 1979 and have five children.

Listen to Arlene’s interview with Bob Lepine.



John Fuller is the co-host of the daily radio program Focus on the Family with Jim Daly and Dr. Juli Slattery.  He also serves as the vice president of Focus on the Family’s audio and new media division.  He and his wife Dena have been married since 1984 and have six children, including an adopted boy named Zane with special needs that you will hear more about in the book and interview.

Listen to Arlene’s interview with John Fuller.


Mark Matlock has been working with youth for more than two decades. He is an author of several books including Raising Wise Children, Real World Parents, and Freshman. He is the Executive Director of Youth Specialties and founder of Wisdom Works Ministries and Planet Wisdom. He and his wife Jade have two teenage children.  Mark and I really did attend university together at Biola University.

Listen to Arlene’s interview with Mark Matlock.



Scott Palmer and his wife Bethany are The Money Couple.  Both financial advisors, they help couples understand their money personalities.  They have appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs sharing tips from their book First Comes Love, Then Comes Money.  In fact, there’s where I met them – on the set of the television morning talk show Better in New York City.  They have two boys and live in Colorado.

Listen to Arlene’s interview with Scott Palmer.

Pastor Glen Cole (1933-2012) was the Pastor Emeritus of Capital Christian Center and Senior Pastor of Trinity Life Center in Sacramento, CA. Pastor Cole was a husband of 58 years, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He served the Assemblies of God as the Northern California Nevada District Superintendent and as a General Council Executive Presbyter. He was known for his contagious love, lifestyle of mentoring, and powerful sermons.

Listen to Arlene’s interview with Pastor Glen Cole.


Kevin Sorbo is an actor who has enjoyed success on television for more than 20 consecutive years.  He rose to stardom playing Hercules on the popular series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.  His recent movies include Soul Surfer and What If.  He is also the author of True Strength: My Journey from Hercules to Mere Mortal.  He and his wife Sam have three children.

Listen to Arlene’s interview with Kevin Sorbo.


Tim Hawkins is our family’s favorite comedian.  He’s clean and he’s funny.  A self-taught guitarist, Tim blends music and comedy like no one else.  With over 100 million views on YouTube, 120+ sold out shows every year, and more than 200,000 Facebook fans, Tim isn’t just our family’s favorite comedian.  When I heard Tim sing “Things You Don’t Say to Your Wife,” I knew I had to interview him for the book!

Listen to Arlene’s interview with Tim Hawkins.


Patrick Brown hosted Home Made Simple on TLC for eight seasons.  He was the home maven, using his experience as a general contractor to fix anything and everything around the house.  We met Patrick when Home Made Simple came to turn our nursery into a big boy car themed room for our Ethan!  Patrick and his wife Denise have two children.

Listen to Arlene’s interview with Patrick Brown.