50 Lessons from 50 Years of Marriage (Part 2): Practical Ways to Build Oneness

By Dennis and Barbara Rainey | August 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

This is the second in a four-part series presenting some of the key lessons we’ve learned during 50 years of marriage. This week we’re featuring some practical ways to build oneness in marriage—lessons we’ve often learned the hard way! And if you’re interested in seeing the entire list, be sure to get Our Story. Available in […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Lessons From 50 Years of Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | August 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

It’s hard to believe we are nearing the middle of August, and around here schools are starting back in the next week or so. When our kids started back to school, that always increased the busyness of our family, and when the busyness of our family increased, time for Dennis and me to focus on […]

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50 Lessons From 50 Years of Marriage: Learning About God’s Blueprints for Marriage

By Dennis and Barbara Rainey | August 8, 2022 | 3 Comments

Fifty years ago when I (Dennis) married Barbara Ann Peterson I was a rookie, repeatedly failing to appreciate the dignity of the gifted woman, friend, partner, lover, and confidante God had brought me. Honestly, I barely even knew her. Looking back, we both realize we had no idea what we were doing. We thought we […]

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For An Audience of One: Truth Stands Firm

By Barbara Rainey | August 1, 2022 | 1 Comment

Just a few years after Jesus went back to heaven, those who followed Him began to be persecuted. In AD 202, the Roman emperor issued an edict against all Christians. Among those arrested was a young mother in her early 20s named Perpetua. Born in North Africa, Perpetua grew up in a prosperous family with […]

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All the Children of the World: Truth Takes Action

By Barbara Rainey | July 25, 2022 | 1 Comment

Thomas Bernardo was small in stature—he stood a mere five feet and three inches—but he towered with commitment to share the love of Christ with the street children of London. Thomas was motivated by the truth of Scriptures like John 21:17, which calls us to “Feed my sheep,” and Matthew 25:40, where Christ says, “… […]

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A Mutineer and a Monk: Truth Brings Freedom

By Barbara Rainey | July 18, 2022 | 1 Comment

The book and film Mutiny on the Bounty tell the story of the notorious revolt that occurred aboard the English ship the Bounty. In 1789 the Bounty and her crew sailed across the Pacific Ocean on a voyage of exploration. After a six-month stay on the tropical island of Tahiti, many of the sailors decided […]

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Champion of the Cherokee

By Barbara Rainey | July 11, 2022 | 3 Comments

As children, we run into bullies who are often bigger and stronger, or at least like to think they are. They act powerful by saying mean things, pushing and shoving, hitting, or stealing. Adults can be bullies, too. The hunger for power—seen often in adults through abuse of authority, angry speech, and manipulative behavior—is motivated […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Growing Together in Truth

By Barbara Rainey | July 7, 2022 | 1 Comment

 It’s hard to believe summer is nearly halfway over! At least…for those of us in Arkansas, and probably the majority of the South. Dennis and I loved to use the summer as a time to teach our kids foundational biblical truths that were sometimes hard to teach during a busy school year. A question […]

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Lost and Found: Truth Shows the Way

By Barbara Rainey | July 4, 2022 | 2 Comments

Note from Barbara: This is the first in a series of posts taken from my book, Growing Together in Truth. These stories are designed to read individually or as a family. May you and your family always live according to God’s truth. And may your knowledge of the truth lead each of you to actions […]

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Friends & Family June 2022

By Barbara Rainey | June 29, 2022 | 1 Comment

Every month, when I begin to write this letter to all of you, I’m amazed at how full the days of that month have been. Last month was filled with seminary class finals, graduations, and our grandson’s wedding, plus the travel for all these events. June began for us the morning after James’s wedding as […]

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