Articles by Arlene Pellicane

Arlene Pellicane is a speaker and author of Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World (co-authored with Gary Chapman), 31 Days to a Happy Husband, and 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife. She has been featured on the Today Show, Fox & Friends, Family Life Today, Focus on the Family, K-LOVE, The Better Show, The 700 Club, Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah, and TLC’s Home Made Simple. Arlene earned her BA from Biola University and her Masters in Journalism from Regent University. She lives in San Diego with her husband James and three children. Visit Arlene at for free family resources including a monthly Happy Home podcast.

Frugal Spouse or Spender Spouse

Have you ever accused your beloved of being cheap? My husband and I have a running joke, “If it’s free, it’s me!” Free food? We’re in. Free kids stuff at a moving sale? We’re in. Free day at the museum? We’re in. Some may say we’re cheap. We say we’re frugal. During the 14 years we’ve been married, we’ve enjoyed hunting for some…

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