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Ask Arlene: Holiday Weight Management

Arlene, Like most people, I gain weight over the holiday season. What can I do to prepare and manage my weight through the Christmas season? Stacy Dear Stacy, My family likes to joke about the treacherous eating season between Halloween candy and Christmas day. Without some intervention, we are all bound to gain a few…

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Ask Arlene: A Question from a Male Reader

Arlene, I’m a single Christian guy in my mid-30’s and have unsuccessfully been looking for a godly wife for some time. I’ve been on a few dates here and there, but they are far between and nothing which lasted long term. My greatest hurdle is that I cannot get that “first date” with girls. The…

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Ask Arlene: The Over-Employed Husband

Hi Arlene! How do I encourage my husband when he is having to work many, many extra hours. We’re grateful that he has a job but the pressure wears on all of us. How do I encourage/support/appreciate him when what I really want to do is tell him to come home?! Thanks! Thanks! Ellen Dear…

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Ask Arlene: Spiritual Parenting as a Team

Hi Arlene! It is important that our children see a healthy relationship between their parents. And I want them to see their Daddy spending time reading his Bible and praying, not just watching tv. He is a God-fearing man and I hope our children see this. How do I encourage my husband without coming across…

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Ask Arlene: Encouraging an Unemployed Husband

Hi Arlene! My husband is unemployed and it’s driving us both crazy. What can I do to encourage him without being critical? Thanks! Amy Dear Amy, Being unemployed or underemployed is generally more difficult for men to cope with than women. So before you open your mouth to say, “Honey, have your tried this?” or…

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Ask Arlene: Combating Chronic Illness

Hi Arlene! I love your thoughts here on a healthier you. Do you have any specific tips on how to strive for a younger you for those who struggle with chronic illnesses and/or diseases? Thanks! Julie Dear Julie, Two things that came to mind: Have hope. Fight for your health. If you don’t have any…

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Ask Arlene: Lessons in Beauty

Hi Arlene! What kind of advice would you offer a mother who wants to teach her daughter the importance of being beautiful on the inside and the outside? I know this starts young and I don’t want her to believe that only the “Barbie” type girls are beautiful — but I do want her to…

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Ask Arlene: Motivation for Health

Hi Arlene, I loved reading this article. I want to want a healthier lifestyle and I feel I owe it to my kids to be a better role model in health. I feel like I’ve just plain lost my motivation. I’m a stay at home mom to four school-aged children, so time isn’t the issue,…

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Ask Arlene: An Interview with Arlene Pellicane

In 2004, six years before author and speaker Arlene Pellicane’s first book, 31 Days to a Younger You: No Surgery, No Diets, No Kidding, lined the shelves of Christian bookstores and filled Amazon shopping carts, I ate Christmas dinner with her. My husband Ted had attended grad school with Arlene and her husband, James, but…

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