What If I Don’t Even Like My Kids?

By Barbara Rainey | July 17, 2017 | 9 Comments

Dear Barbara, I’m almost scared to say it out loud, but lately there are days when I don’t even like my kids. Am I a total mom failure? What do you do when you don’t like your kids? You too, huh? There were many days in motherhood where I was scared to say that out […]

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How many kids should we have?

By Barbara Rainey | May 15, 2017 | 21 Comments

Dear Barbara, I know being a mom is a high calling. Sometimes I wonder how high I want to be called. I feel exhausted with little ones tugging at my legs all day and my husband is asking for more. So how many kids should we have? Oh, tired mom. I remember those days filled […]

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When Sex Is at the Bottom of Your List

By Barbara Rainey | February 9, 2017 | 3 Comments

Mom, This is a little embarrassing. Okay, a lot embarrassing. But please tell me that sex is more than I think it is. It’s fine. Don’t get me wrong. But the initial passion has pretty much cooled off, we have all the kids we want, and honestly, sex seems like the last thing on my […]

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When God Asks You to Do Something You Don’t Want to Do

By Barbara Rainey | January 16, 2017 | 71 Comments

Dear Barbara, I’m struggling right now. I really feel God asking me to do something that sounds too hard. Honestly, I don’t want to obey. Why would He do that? How can I negotiate?  Dear Friend, It’s scary isn’t it? I’ve wondered the same. After an exhausting week wrangling five relentless children, I started feeling […]

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Surviving the Holidays With Your In-laws

By Barbara Rainey | December 12, 2016 | 9 Comments

Dear Barbara, This is our year to spend Christmas with my husband’s family and I’m dreading it. How can I still enjoy the holiday while spending it with difficult in-laws? I remember when Dennis and I married, I was beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with him. I can bet you felt […]

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