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Podcast:  The Happiness Habit Part 2

Podcast: The Happiness Habit Part 2

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Are there habits you can practice to create a happier life? The answer is YES! Lasting joy isn’t based on circumstance or being in a good mood.  You can actually choose optimism and discover purpose to ignite your...
Poppy Smith on Becoming a Happy Wife

Poppy Smith on Becoming a Happy Wife

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here:       If you have been frustrated by the differences between you and your spouse, you will be encouraged by this interview with author Poppy Smith (Why Can’t He Be More Like Me?).  Learn how to tame...
Lynn Donovan on Becoming a Happy Wife

Lynn Donovan on Becoming a Happy Wife

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Are you and your husband on the same page spiritually?  My dear friend, author Lynn Donovan shares her story of what it’s like to be married to an unbeliever.  You are going to love her spunk and honesty. How has...
Re-Living First Pages

Re-Living First Pages

There are many moments in my life when I think, “I need to follow the advice in my own book!” Case in point… In the introduction of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife, I write about how I (reluctantly) went mountain biking with James when we were dating.  I didn’t...
Leslie Vernick on Becoming a Happy Wife

Leslie Vernick on Becoming a Happy Wife

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here:   I had the pleasure of spending time with author and counselor Leslie Vernick at a conference a few years ago.  I knew instantly that I needed to interview her for 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife!  She relates to...
My Less-Than-Perfect Kitchen Skills

My Less-Than-Perfect Kitchen Skills

Here’s a joke I can relate to: Wife:  I baked two kinds of cookies today.  Would you like to take your pick?  Husband:  No, thanks.  I’ll use my hammer.  Yup…James didn’t marry me for my cooking or baking skills (although my grilling skills are...
Cindi McMenamin on Becoming a Happy Wife

Cindi McMenamin on Becoming a Happy Wife

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: Author and pastor’s wife Cindi McMenamin knows what it takes to be happy in marriage – even when personalities differ and life is stressful.  Learn to adapt your expectations and place your trust in God,...
When You Are Out of Gas

When You Are Out of Gas

February was a busy month. With 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife releasing on February 1, there were many things to do.  Radio interviews.  Guest blog posts.  Speaking engagements.  Reaching out to wives about the book.  And working with my (wonderful) editor on my...
Podcast:  Kathi Lipp on Becoming a Happy Wife

Podcast: Kathi Lipp on Becoming a Happy Wife

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: I’m so happy to have my friend, speaker and author Kathi Lipp on the Happy Home podcast this month.  Kathi is the kind of lady who makes you laugh, laugh, laugh!  She is the author of several books including The...
What Happiness Isn’t

What Happiness Isn’t

With my new book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife in bookstores like Family Christian, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon, I’ve been asked a lot about happiness. Isn’t happiness a selfish goal? What if I’m just not a very cheerful person? What is...
Who’s Coaching You?

Who’s Coaching You?

Nine years ago, I needed help losing weight.  I was forty pounds up, thanks to a little baby named Ethan! My ever-helpful husband James told me to try a spin class that a neighbor, who just happened to be a personal trainer and body builder, was having in her 3-car...
Carol Kent on Becoming a Happy Wife

Carol Kent on Becoming a Happy Wife

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: One of my favorite speakers is the amazing and inspiring Carol Kent!  I had the pleasure of meeting Carol while speaking at the same event in Dallas a few years ago.  I was immediately taken by her joy and her strong...
A Week’s Worth of Inspiration for Wives

A Week’s Worth of Inspiration for Wives

  Each day this week, I’ll be posting a quote from 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife.  Let’s keep dreaming and thinking together on how we can improve our marriages…beginning with us! You can pre-order 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife on Amazon...
Sharon Jaynes on Becoming a Happy Wife

Sharon Jaynes on Becoming a Happy Wife

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here: What a joy to have bestselling author and speaker Sharon Jaynes on the Happy Home Podcast this month.  Although Sharon grew up in a troubled home, she did not carry those negative habits into her marriage.  How did she...
Pam Farrel on Becoming a Happy Wife

Pam Farrel on Becoming a Happy Wife

Download the podcast on iTunes or listen here:   I’m so excited to bring you a new series about becoming a happy wife!  We have been talking on the podcast about having a happier husband, and starting this month, we will turn our attention towards answering...