07/06/2009 at 01:00 AM EDT
Mark Burnett's life is in constant, blurry motion as he produces a whopping nine TV shows, from CBS's Survivor and NBC's Celebrity Apprentice to History's Expedition Africa and TNT's Wedding Day. But credit wife Roma Downey, 49, for helping Burnett, 48, ride a more serene wave. "The minute you catch the tides of the ocean," says the Touched by an Angel star of the breathtaking view at their Malibu abode, "you start to let go of business." Instead the couple embrace quality time together and with their children: daughter Reilly, 13, and sons James, 15, and Cameron, 12. "As you wander through our home, you see the word 'gratitude' on stones and candles," says Downey. "We can stand on the bluff of our hillside home and know what it took to get here."