Many people find themselves mindlessly scrolling through social media or working endlessly. Technology is supposed to make us more efficient, giving us more precious time to spend on what’s really important to us. Yet technology use easily creeps into our personal lives. Based on her book, Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life, Arlene will share how you can build five new habits to declutter screen time and find more time for relationships and relaxation:
- H = Hold Down the Off Button (turn off technology at regular intervals)
- A = Always Put People First (pivot away from your phone towards others)
- B = Brush Daily (keep your reputation stellar by not posting rashly)
- I = I Will Go Online With Purpose (stop wasting time and increase productivity instead)
- T = Take a Hike (harness the power of nature to rejuvenate)
The Happiness Habit
Is happiness largely the product of good things happening to us? In this talk, Arlene shows how happiness can actually be constructed, regardless of circumstance. There are actual habits that lead to living a happy life. Arlene unpacks five habits of the happy person:
- H = Hope
- A = Adaptability
- P = Positivity
- P = Purposeful
- Y = Yielded
Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World
The average child spends more than seven hours a day looking at a video game, computer, phone, or TV. What is all this screen time doing to a child’s brain and emotional development? The same technology that has improved our lives also has the potential to hinder children emotionally and intellectually if not closely monitored.
Based on her book, Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World, Arlene will equip adults to help child develop emotional intelligence. You will learn the A+ emotional skills really needed in this modern world:
- -Anger Management
Raising kids in today’s world can be daunting. Smartphones replace human interaction, families are fighting, and children aren’t maturing as quickly as they used to. How can you reverse these trends in your home and live with more happiness? Training and development doesn’t just happen at work. It can happen at home.
Based on her book Parents Rising, Arlene teaches parents that:
- Amusement is not the highest priority
- Parents call the shots
- Routine and boundaries provide security
Happiness at Home (for Couples)
Couples struggle with money, communication, intimacy, time management, and many other issues. Arlene will help couples dream together again, setting goals for the future in business and life, while practicing these five DREAM principles:
- D = Domestic tranquility (create a home that is a haven from the pressures of life)
- R = Respect (you must respect one another)
- E = Eros (like the Greek god of love, we must continue romance)
- A = Attraction (we can continue to act in becoming ways towards each other)
- M = Mutual activities (couples need to have fun together)
Three Myths Women Fall For
You can fall into the trap of believing you’re not good enough, smart enough or pretty enough. In this encouraging and funny talk, Arlene will expose three crippling lies: I am not beautiful. I have a terrible body. I don’t have enough time. Find hope as you realize God has created you with beauty and purpose. Get your thinking straight and watch as other areas of your life dramatically improve as a result.
If Life Is a Party, Why Wasn’t I Invited?
Does it always seem like someone else gets all the breaks? When you compare notes and social media posts with your friends, you seem to be missing out on all the fun. Discover how the abundant life Jesus talked about is available to you after all.
In Every Season
Is it possible to be content even when your world is falling apart? How do you deal with loss and disappointment? Arlene will show you how to look for God’s hand of blessing in every season of your life, even the difficult ones.
Messages for Moms and/or Wives
5 Habits of the Happy Mom
Many moms are discouraged, stressed out and overwhelmed. How can you put more joy into the high calling of being the ever-popular-and-needed mom? Learn five habits to become a much happier mom.
5 Habits of the Happy Wife
Don’t wait for your husband to say the right thing or bring you the perfect gift to be happy. Learn the five ways to increase the joy factor in your marriage based on Arlene’s book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife.
31 Days to a Happy Husband
After children enter the picture, husbands can be relegated to the back burner and left there indefinitely. How can a wife make her husband feel special once again, even in the midst of a busy family life? Based on the book 31 Days to a Happy Husband.
It May Only Take a Spark, But My Matches Are Wet!
Can a mom with kids at home actually still enjoy romance with her husband? Hear practical ways to make sure romance isn’t left out of the family equation.
Mama’s Gonna Win!
When mom goes toe-to-toe with a toddler or teen, who emerges the victor? Find practical (and funny) strategies for putting the mom in the winner’s circle more often.
Leave Me Alone, I’m Hiding in the Bathroom!
Every mom has wanted to hide from her kids at one time or another. This talk will inspire moms to engage in one of life’s greatest gifts – being a mom. Be inspired to run TO your kids instead of away from them.
Hope in a Manger
Like Mary, you may have many life changes on the horizon. Learn how to adapt to changing circumstances and how to be open to the miraculous.
One Unbelievable Silent Night
Learn from the mistakes from one famous father in the Christmas story and believe once again.
Arlene and her husband James are also available to team teach at a couples one-day event or weekend retreat.
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