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Arlene airing on Focus on the Family today

Could you use some practical parenting advice?  Whether your child is currently thriving or struggling, you will find encouragement in today’s episode of Focus on the Family.   I am beyond honored to be a broadcast guest today.  Talking with Jim Daly and John Fuller is always a blast.  You’ll […]


Arlene on Focus on the Family August 13

Years ago, before my first bo was every published, I told a dear friend my dream: Someday, I would like to be on Focus on the Family.  It seemed like a very far fetched, crazy, pie-in-the-sky dream for sure. How amazing that God has brought this dream to pass and […]


Focus on the Family: Finding Joy in Motherhood

What an honor to be a guest on Focus on the Family radio today.  If you missed it during your drive time, you can listen here on. Focus president Jim Daly and co-host John Fuller and I always have a good time in studio.  They are both hilarious, kind, radio […]


Video: Is Your Mom Really Happy?

Inspired by Jim Daly (Focus on the Family) who asked my kids, “Is your mom really a happy mom?” I decided to turn the camera on them to find out. As I write about in Day 22 of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Mom, “thick skin required” when it […]


Today Focus on the Family, Tomorrow Happy Mom Book!

This is a special Friday for many reasons. It’s my honor to be a guest on Focus on the Family radio today, talking about finding contentment and happiness as a wife.  You can listen here and pump up the joy factor in your marriage today. Last weekend, at the She […]


Focus on the Family: Stay Close During the Parenting Years

What an honor to be a guest on Focus on the Family radio today! I have listened to Focus for years – long before I had any children.  I think even before I met Mr. Wonderful himself. Before you have children, building a happy marriage is a lot simpler.  After […]


Listen to Arlene on Focus on the Family

Today and tomorrow, I am on Focus on the Family with my co-author Dr. Gary Chapman talking about our bo, Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World.  I hope you will enjoy listening on your car ride or maybe at home. We recorded the interview in Colorado Springs […]