Mommy, Why Does Racism Exist?

By Barbara Rainey | January 15, 2018 | 11 Comments

Mommy, why does racism exist?  What a huge question from an inquisitive eight-year-old girl. What a huge question for a loving mother, my friend, to answer that day on the drive home from school. Why does racism exist? And how, as believers, should we respond while helping our children understand? What’s a mom to say […]

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Do Second Marriages Matter?

By Barbara Rainey | September 18, 2017 | 23 Comments

Dear Barbara, Do second marriages matter? You talk so much about staying together and making marriage work. What if my first marriage didn’t and now I’m trying again. Can I honor God with a new marriage? I appreciate the honest question. Since we added an official ministry to step families several years ago here at […]

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Dear Barbara: Where is God When Our Marriage Fails?

By Barbara Rainey | August 21, 2017 | 29 Comments

Dear Barbara: Where is God when our marriage fails? We tried everything. Is every marriage meant to be saved? I received a lot of comments like this on the recent post If Their Marriage Couldn’t Survive, What About Mine? I knew when I wrote it that I didn’t have space to fully explain every point […]

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Dear Barbara: 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 loud. […]

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Dear Barbara: 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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