Arliss married the man of her dreams, Tom Allen. She taught Family and Consumer Sciences for over twenty years in various school districts. She has two amazingly gifted adult daughters, Andrea and Amanda. She enjoys quilting, gardening, hiking, traveling, and tinkering with recipes in her kitchen. She especially enjoys her adorable Australian Labradoodle, Sammy! Arliss and her pastor husband, Tom, live in Lawrenceville, GA with Sammy.