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Video: Fun, cheap date night ideas

Video: Fun, cheap date night ideas

Date night isn’t just for Valentine’s Day.  It’s for any day! The main thing is making the date fun and romantic. Kiss and hold hands like you did when you were dating. Even if you don’t feel like it…do affectionate things and affection...
Video: One Minute to Improve Your Marriage

Video: One Minute to Improve Your Marriage

Welcome to February…the month of Valentines and romance! In this weekly FB live video, I share one way James and I are cranking up the romance factor in the marriage. It was his idea…a kissing chart! One passionate daily kiss can do wonders to glue two...
Book Giveaway: 31 Days to a Happy Husband

Book Giveaway: 31 Days to a Happy Husband

***This giveaway is closed.  Congratulations Gloria H!*** Need some help seeing the great in your marriage? A special Valentine’s Day week welcome to my friends from Proverbs 31 Ministries!  Perhaps you read my devotion today and you want to stop the cycle of...
How Frugal Are You?

How Frugal Are You?

How frugal are you? As 2017 gets underway, it’s a good time to think about where you can save a dollar here and there. James and I are both frugal which makes our lives easier (and sometimes funnier).  In California where we live, there’s a new law that...
Meet These Happy NFL Wives

Meet These Happy NFL Wives

With the Super Bowl a few days away, I thought, “Wouldn’t it be cool to interview a few NFL wives who are happily married?” Guess what? Two amazing women, Stacie Scifres and Mallory Brown (both San Diego Charger wives), emailed me about their desire...
Dream Marriage Key #4:  Attraction

Dream Marriage Key #4: Attraction

Download the podcast or listen to it now: No one really signs up for a ho-hum, barely makin’ it kind of marriage.  Remember how you used to dream of what your life would be like with your man? It’s time to keep dreaming…that’s why we’ve...
DREAM Marriage Key #1:  Domestic Tranquility

DREAM Marriage Key #1: Domestic Tranquility

Download the podcast or listen to it now:   When your husband walks in the door, does he breathe a sigh of relief or does he quickly duck and hide?  In this podcast, you’ll learn the first key of having a DREAM marriage: D – Domestic Tranquility R E A...
Watch Arlene’s TV Segment Here

Watch Arlene’s TV Segment Here

Click on the photo to watch Arlene’s segment about 31 Days to a Happy Husband on The Better Show.  Also at the beginning of the show, the hosts Audra and JD are fighting over the book.  This open totally made me smile.  The book is called...

Appearing on Better TV in New York City

I will be taping a segment for the syndicated lifestyle TV show Better in New York City tomorrow.  I am looking forward to seeing Better’s new TV studio and meeting their fun hosts Audra and JD. I was on Better last year with my book 31 Days to a Younger You so...
Does “Happy Husband” Really Work?

Does “Happy Husband” Really Work?

When you write a book titled 31 Days to a Happy Husband, it’s pretty common for people to ask James, “So are you really happy?” Or to ask me, “Does the book really work?” With that in mind, I had to smile from ear to ear when I found this...
Family Life Today:  Next Stop EROS

Family Life Today: Next Stop EROS

If you would have told me 10 years ago that I would be talking on national radio about EROS, I would have laughed out loud. God does have a sense of humor doesn’t He? Here I am on Family Life Today talking with radio hosts Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine about the...
What’s the “M” in “DREAM”?

What’s the “M” in “DREAM”?

This month, we have been talking about having that DREAM marriage and going through the five keys in my book 31 Days to a Happy Husband. This week, we finish up with the M in DREAM which is Mutual Activities.  Your husband needs you to have fun with him!  (And you...
What’s His Number One Need?

What’s His Number One Need?

Okay, we’re at the center of the word DREAM as we consider the five keys in my book 31 Days to a Happy Husband.  The “E” is that hot, flaming eros.  Your husband needs a fulfilling sex life.  When I was writing the book, I did some research with the...
Lazy, Good fer Nothin Men…

Lazy, Good fer Nothin Men…

Part of having a DREAM marriage is the “R” in DREAM which is Respect.  A man needs to be respected in his own home. I mentioned actor Kevin Sorbo (Hercules, Soul Surfer) in my last post.  He talked with me about the Hollywood portrayal of the average...
Submission Lesson from a Taco

Submission Lesson from a Taco

I use the acroustic DREAM in the book 31 Days to a Happy Husband.  This week we’re on R for Respect.  Part of showing respect to your man is listening to what he says and following his lead (submission).  I got a lesson in showing my husband some respect from an...