The Barbara Rainey podcast: Getting Ready to Release Your Teens

By Barbara Rainey | March 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Do you remember when you were 17 or 18 years old? Do you remember struggling with things like time management, learning the value of a dollar, and making sense of this crazy world? In today’s episode of The Barbara Rainey Podcast, Dennis and I talk about some of the lessons we learned while guiding our […]

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Why Developing Emotional Security in Your Children Matters

By Barbara Rainey | March 14, 2022 | 4 Comments

The room was small, dark, and silent. Stepping inside we saw three walls lined with baby cribs each occupied by a tiny baby. In the back corner a disengaged caregiver lifted her eyes in our direction. The babies were alone. Unattended. Silent. Our daughter Laura and I were part of an overseas medical mission team […]

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In Times of War, Our God, Our Mighty Fortress, Is Still “the Stability of Our Times”

By Barbara Rainey | March 10, 2022 | 3 Comments

Every day I trust the walls and roof of my house to remain stable, the roads on which I drive to remain solid. But those remaining in Ukraine now know the opposite; the constant sound of bombs and the experience of crumbling walls, falling roofs, and impassible roads … if those who stayed even have […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Preparing Your Heart for Easter

By Barbara Rainey | March 3, 2022 | 3 Comments

I have a question for you to ponder today … How do you celebrate Easter in your home? A few years ago I realized how very important Easter is and it actually surpassed Thanksgiving as my favorite holiday! I’ve always known it was important, but in the words of Paul, without Easter our faith would […]

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9 Questions to Help You Take an Honest Look at Your Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | February 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Does evaluating your marriage sound a little scary? Don’t be afraid to read this. Here’s why. Most of us regularly do maintenance of our cars and our homes. We take performance appraisals at work. Our kids are graded at school. But do we give our marriages even half this much focus? Your first thought is […]

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Friends & Family February 2022

By Barbara Rainey | February 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Happy shortest month everyone! As the days continue to speed by, this month’s letter to all of you is more of a deep dive into what I’m learning in my online class at Dallas Theological Seminary. But first here are two of my favorite photos from the Love Like You Mean It cruise we went […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Letters to My Daughters

By Barbara Rainey | February 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Good morning, dear friends!  This week has been busy getting back “in the swing of things,” after Dennis and I got home from FamilyLife’s Love Like You Mean It Cruise. It was a great week of seeing old friends, meeting new friends, and seeing God move in a mighty way, but I’m glad to be […]

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Your Marriage Is Worth Fighting For: 9 Truths to Remember

By Barbara Rainey | February 14, 2022 | 7 Comments

When you see marriages around you dissolving, it’s normal to start wondering how yours is going to make it. It might be your parents’ marriage that didn’t last, or your brother or sister’s. Maybe you know a couple who wedded the same year as you and now you’ve witnessed their dramatic nasty divorce. You might […]

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How to Romance Your Man

By Barbara Rainey | February 7, 2022 | 1 Comment

Many romantic novels and movies seem to follow a common theme. A handsome, intelligent, adventurous, single man unexpectedly meets a beautiful, equally intelligent single woman under improbable circumstances—often in an exotic foreign location or in a lavish historical setting. Their personalities may clash at first, but eventually they fall madly in love … often in […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Love As God Defines It

By Barbara Rainey | February 3, 2022 | 2 Comments

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and for many people, it is one of the most disliked days of the year. It creates unrealistic expectations on both husbands and wives and if you are single, it tends to rudely remind you that you don’t have a special someone to spend the holiday with. Love […]

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