Did you know your child is like a dump truck filled with diamonds? 

Clinical child psychologist Dr. Todd Cartmell explains the similarities between your child and a dump truck.  You'll learn how to look for diamonds through the power of listening.  Plus you'll learn how to train your child to freak out less and stop throwing tantrums.  

Arlene interviewed Dr. Todd Cartmell for her new book, Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What's Right.  

Find out more about Dr. Todd Cartmell at www.8simpletools.com

Direct download: How_to_Get_Your_Kids_to_Talk_with_Dr._Todd_Cartmell.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00am PDT

Common sense parenting is not as common as it used to be.  Popular speaker and author Kendra Smiley joins Arlene to talk about the power of routine and responsibility, making marriage a priority, and what not to do when your kids fail.  Learn more about Kendra at KendraSmiley.com

Kendra was interviewed for Arlene's newest book coming out in April: Parents Rising: 8 Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What's Right 

Direct download: Old_School_Parenting_That_Works_with_Kendra_Smiley_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:30am PDT

In this social media crazed world, our tween girls need to know more than ever where true beauty really comes from. 

Proverbs 31 author Lynn Cowell joins Arlene to talk about instilling confidence in tween girls based on her book, Brave Beauty: Finding the Fearless You.  

Learn more at www.LynnCowell.com and find the Bible study you can do with your child under "Freebies." 

Direct download: Brave_Beauty_for_Tweens_with_Lynn_Cowell.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:03pm PDT

Are you struggling with illness or know someone who is? 

Author Sarah Forgrave has been there and she's here to help us find hope when we're sick or when we're reaching out to those we love.  Sarah shares practical ideas from her book, Prayers for Hope and Healing: Seeking God's Strength as You Face Health Challenges.  

Learn more at SarahForgrave.com 



Direct download: Prayers_for_Hope_and_Healing_with_Sarah_Forgrave.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:24pm PDT

Do you feel like you are too busy? Or is it difficult for you to slow down and rest?  This episode will help you find that right balance between work and rest. You'll see busy in a whole new light, gaining tools to improve your daily schedule and strengthen your relationship with God.  You'll find answers to questions like: 

Are you addicted to over-work?  

What do you apply keeping the Sabbath in today's modern age? 

What's the difference between false guilt and real guilt? 

How does someone know if he or she has gotten too busy? 

How can you improve the quality of your calendar and life?  

What is soul rest?  

Learn more about Glynnis Whitwer, author of Doing Busy Better, at GlynnisWhitwer.com

Direct download: Doing_Busy_Better_with_Glynnis_Whitwer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:35am PDT

What a joy to welcome Lynn Marie Cherry to share her moving story of redemption.  Lynn is the author of “Keep Walking: 40 Days to Hope and Freedom after Betrayal.”  When she discovered her husband’s porn addiction, her first response was denial.  But she learned in the years to come her marriage was worth fighting for.  Learn more at LynnMarieCherry.com 

Direct download: Freedom_from_Porn_with_Lynn_Cherry.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:45pm PDT

Could you use some help taming your technology?  Arlene Pellicane shares help from her new book, Calm, Cool, and Connected: 5 Digital Habits for a More Balanced Life.  You can learn what it takes to say it is well with my phone.  

Direct download: Calm_Cool_and_Connected_with_Arlene_Pellicane.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:42am PDT

Arlene Pellicane interviews author of Fear Fighting, Kelly Balarie, about the keys she has discovered to deal with paralyzing fear.  Learn how to use prayer and brave declarations to chase fear away. This change of perspective makes a big difference. Enjoy more peace and less stress by changing what you think about and what you say.  

Direct download: Fear_Fighting_with_Kelly_Balarie.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:30am PDT

Would your friends describe you as happy?  In Part 2 of this message, The Happiness Habit, Arlene Pellicane teaches simple habits that will bring more happiness into your life.  

Direct download: Happiness_Habit_Part_2_Arlene_Pellicane.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:30am PDT

Arlene shares Part 1 of her message, "The Happiness Habit."  Based on her book 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife, you'll learn how to put a smile on your face even when you don't feel like it.  

Discover why happy is more about habit than happenstance.  


Direct download: The_Happiness_Habit_Part_1_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:28pm PDT