Need help with social media and your kids? SIGN UP for Arlene's monthly tip sheet.
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...
The Romance of Remembering

The Romance of Remembering

A special welcome to my Proverbs 31 friends! How can we keep romance alive and well in our marriages? My husband James and I tied the knot over 20 years ago.  It was supposed to rain on my wedding day, but thankfully it didn’t on that January day in Virginia....
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...
Say This, Not That in Your Marriage

Say This, Not That in Your Marriage

How can you turn bothers into blessings? If you are married, you know your spouse’s comments can carry the power to provoke and irritate you. (If you’re not married…you probably have someone in your life who can do this as well!) Today, let’s...
3 Better Questions to Ask in Your Marriage

3 Better Questions to Ask in Your Marriage

Want to improve your marriage? You can start by asking better questions.   The questions that easily come to mind can be very negative… What has he done for me lately?  When is he going to start doing his fair share?   Why do I have to read marriage books?...
Olympic Gold as a Wife

Olympic Gold as a Wife

My favorite moment of the Sochi Olympic Winter Games? Watching Meryl Davis and Charlie White ice dancing.  Pure magic.  I love to watch their stunning figure skating and the joy on their faces.  I think they light up the screen. Next favorite moment:  Noelle...
Snickers or Big Hunk?

Snickers or Big Hunk?

Well, since it’s candy week, I figured a post about Snickers & Big Hunk would be in order.  Not so much because they are delicious, but because of what they can teach us as wives. When you married your husband, wasn’t he the “Big Hunk” in...
Labor Day & Marriage

Labor Day & Marriage

We’ve celebrated Labor Day weekend with maybe hot dogs, some shopping, and sleeping in on Monday.  Labor Day is an American holiday that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Workers…hmm…that actually reminds me of husbands and...
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...
Marriage in the Real World with Mark Matlock

Marriage in the Real World with Mark Matlock

Download the podcast or listen to it now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/pellicane/Mark_Matlock_on_Marriage_in_the_Real_World.mp3 For as long as I can remember, my podcast guest Mark Matlock has always been a leader, visionary, and creative force.  In the late 80s, we were...
Pastor Glen Cole on 58 Years of Marriage

Pastor Glen Cole on 58 Years of Marriage

Download the podcast or listen to it now: http://traffic.libsyn.com/pellicane/Pastor_Glen_Cole_on_58_Years_of_Marriage.mp3 This is one of the most special podcasts I have produced for a few reasons.  First, Pastor Glen Cole was my senior pastor when I was a teenager. ...
Act of Random Kindness…For Hubby!

Act of Random Kindness…For Hubby!

Okay, let’s be honest here.  When your child asks you to do something, you usually get to it as quickly as possible.  If my daughter says, “Mom, can you help me tie my laces?” I’m there in under a minute, bowing down at my daughter’s...
Day 25 – Making Time for Love

Day 25 – Making Time for Love

Career.  Children.  Church.  Candlelight. Which “C” do you think usually gets the short end of the stick?  Yup, the candlestick! In Day 25, I write about “Making Time for Love.”  Romance can seem like a luxury but it’s really a necessity...