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Video:  Money + Marriage

Video: Money + Marriage

Do you and your spouse argue about money? Maybe one of you goes to Starbucks too often, or the other wants to spend more money on electronics or eating out. I interviewed Scott and Bethany Palmer, the Money Couple about the money personalities in my book 31 Days to a...
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...
DREAM Marriage Key #3:  Eros

DREAM Marriage Key #3: Eros

Download the podcast or listen to it now: On the Happy Home podcast, I’ve been talking about having a DREAM marriage.  We are on the “E” in dream which is likely one of your husband’s favorite subjects. Eros.  That little Greek word that means...
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...
The Better Show This Thursday

The Better Show This Thursday

I had the pleasure of traveling to New York City to tape a segment for The Better Show which is syndicated nationally.  It was a pretty cool thing to speak well of marriage and husbands on national television! The hosts Audra Lowe and JD Roberto are both married so it...
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...
Tim Hawkins on the Comedy of Marriage

Tim Hawkins on the Comedy of Marriage

Download the podcast or listen to it now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/pellicane/Tim_Hawkins_on_the_Comedy_of_Marriage.mp3 Do yourself a favor and make sure you know this man – Tim Hawkins.  Tim is my family’s favorite comedian.  Whether he’s talking...
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...
Why Your Husband Needs You to Smile

Why Your Husband Needs You to Smile

The A in DREAM stands for Attraction.  And although my book is titled 31 Days to a Happy Husband, we as wives know this saying is true too:  Happy wife, happy life! When a wife is happy or unhappy, everyone in the household knows.  James says if he had to boil down my...
The Scent of a Wife

The Scent of a Wife

We’re on the A in DREAM which is Attraction…Your husband needs to be attracted to you.  Why is this important? When James and I were dating, he would spray cologne (Polo Sport by Ralph Lauren) on his love notes to me.  I would spray perfume (Pleasures by...
Are You Still the One for Your Man?

Are You Still the One for Your Man?

We’re going from one hot topic (the E in DREAM which is Eros) to another hot topic (the A in DREAM which is Attraction).  Your husband needs to be attracted to you.  I love the lyrics of Shania Twain’s song You’re Still the One:  You’re still...
What’s Killing Your Lovelife?

What’s Killing Your Lovelife?

We’re talking about one of the most important keys to your husband’s heart:  the E in DREAM which is Eros.  Your husband needs a fulfilling sex life (and so do you as we learned in the last post). In my book 31 Days to a Happy Husband, I write about...
Getting in the Mood – Part 2

Getting in the Mood – Part 2

If you read Part 1, you know I’m about to reveal one easy thing you can do to get and stay in the mood for sex:  KISSING! Sex therapist and author Joyce Penner say this in my book: If there was one key to leave you with, it would be to kiss passionately.  When...
Getting in the Mood – Part 1

Getting in the Mood – Part 1

Husband:  Let’s have sex. Wife:  I’m not in the mood. Husband:  Why aren’t you ever in the mood? Wife:  Why are you always in the mood? Sound familiar?  Yep, me too.  The other day James gave me a homework assignment.  Write about what helps get a...
R-E-S-P-E-C-T

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

You remember that song by Aretha Franklin… R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me Well, respect means a whole lot to our husbands.  So much so, that I devoted a section of my book 31 Days to a Happy Husband to respect. When I was talking about the subject of...