4 Steps to Getting Along with Your Mother-in-Law

By Barbara Rainey | May 11, 2020 | 10 Comments

  All six of our children had adjustments and challenges with their in-laws. Everyone does. We did too.  Two daughters had extra challenges setting boundaries with their in-laws. Living in the same city brought expectations for dinners, family gatherings, and baby-sitting privileges that hadn’t been declared in advance of the marriage.  Whether living close or […]

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Getting Through Hard Times When You & Your Spouse Are Stuck At Home

By Barbara Rainey | April 27, 2020 | 4 Comments

  Couples today, married or not, have been feeling the fallout from being stuck with one another at home. Relationships often suffer when hard times happen. How do we give one other space and lots of grace when marriage becomes hard?  How do we survive sheltering in place with those we love but can’t get […]

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Are You Hopeless In Marriage?

By Samuel Rainey | February 3, 2020 | 11 Comments

By Samuel Rainey Today’s guest post is authored by my son, a marriage and relationship therapist, who has gained deep wisdom from his work, his own learning at home and from his suffering. It is a great honor to share Samuel’s insight with you. I look forward to hearing from you how God uses these […]

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Best Practices for 2020

By Barbara Rainey | January 13, 2020 | 1 Comment

Her name is Mary. She’s mom to three little ones, married ten years. Last October we had a brief conversation in a room filled with the happy chatter of women who hadn’t seen each other in a long time. Mary happily left her husband and father in charge while she and her mom had an […]

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When Your Husband Isn’t Trusting God The Way You Think He Should

By Barbara Rainey | November 18, 2019 | 3 Comments

Dear Barbara, how do I still respect my husband when I feel like his lack of faith negatively affected the plans God has for our family? Don’t get me wrong; my husband is a strong believer. And there’s not a big sin issue. I just feel like he isn’t believing and relying on God in several areas where […]

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