Avoiding Comparison When You Think Your Marriage Seems Harder than Others

By Michele Scallion | October 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

This is the third in a series of posts taken from my book, Letters to My Daughters. The book is based on questions about marriage I gathered from my four daughters, my two “grafted in” daughters who married my sons, and many of their friends, and it’s dedicated to all of them by name. It […]

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Repairing the Damage from Premarital Sexual Choices

By Barbara Rainey | September 26, 2022 | 2 Comments

My favorite book I’ve ever written is Letters to My Daughters. I still love it because it’s a truly beautiful book with calligraphy and art throughout the interior. I also love it because it’s a summary of all the lessons I’ve learned in the married years of my life. So it’s the essence of who […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Weathering the Storms in Our Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | September 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Weathering a storm in your marriage is never easy, but unfortunately something we all go through, eventually. It doesn’t typically take very long after the “I do’s” for the “worse” in “for better or for worse” to be tested. But I will say, I’ve heard from many people who have been through suffering—whether it’s shallow, […]

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The Bookend Recipe: When Differences No Longer Seem Cute

By Barbara Rainey | September 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

My favorite book I’ve ever written is Letters to My Daughters. I still love it because it’s a truly beautiful book with art and calligraphy throughout the interior. I also love it because it’s a summary of all the lessons I’ve learned in the married years of my life; therefore it’s the essence of who […]

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3 Common Traps of Empty Nest Marriages

By Barbara Rainey | September 12, 2022 | 2 Comments

Every year in the early fall, moms and dads across the nation find themselves in a new season of marriage—the empty nest. Their last child has moved out of the home, and for parents it’s a time of major readjustment. Many of you may be entering this season of life, and that’s why my friend […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Questions in the Empty Nest

By Barbara Rainey | September 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

For many of you, school has probably started in the last few weeks. Some of you may be really happy to have seen your kiddos off to school, but some of you may have recently sent your only or youngest child off to school or to the workforce and this may be a new season […]

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We Serve an Amazing God

By Barbara Rainey | September 7, 2022 | 3 Comments

All the kids have gone home, the cake is eaten, and King Farm is now empty … except for the two of us who stayed to finish the cleanup and to rest. But what a weekend it was when all our family gathered together to celebrate the 50 years that Dennis and I have been […]

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50 Lessons from 50 Years of Marriage (Part 4): Committing Our Relationship to God

By Dennis and Barbara Rainey | August 29, 2022 | 1 Comment

This year, with our 50th anniversary approaching, we decided to write down the story of how God brought us together. As we reminisced about those days, we remembered His unmistakable leading. And that conviction gave us a solid footing as we began our marriage. We’ve always known that God put us together, and therefore we’ve […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Dennis & Barbara Rainey’s Courtship and Engagement

By Barbara Rainey | August 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Do you remember the moment you and your spouse moved from friends to “more than that”? For me, I didn’t think I was ready to move past the friends stage because I didn’t want to ruin the great friendship that Dennis and I had. When you ask Dennis… he was ready to move to the […]

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50 Lessons from 50 Years of Marriage (Part 3): Still Learning After All These Years

By Dennis and Barbara Rainey | August 22, 2022 | 1 Comment

As we approach our 50th anniversary, you might think we’re now in cruise control with our marriage. If so, you are mistaken!  We’re still learning … often from our errors … and still growing in our relationship with God and with each other. As a result, we decided to create a book, Our Story, for […]

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