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

By 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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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Praying Together as Husband and Wife

By Barbara Rainey | May 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Do you and your spouse pray together? As awkward as you feel it may be, that is the one thing I can say changed mine and Dennis’ marriage for the better. I know this time of year tends to be very hectic for most families, so as summer approaches, hopefully your schedule is going to […]

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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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Your. Marriage. Matters. (Part One)

By Barbara Rainey | October 4, 2021 | 2 Comments

  I was standing alone in our small master closet … stunned … unable to move. Feeling lost and alone and burdened, as if an old heavy wool coat had just been thrown on my shoulders. The weight of the heated words my husband and I had just exchanged felt impossible to bear. I wondered […]

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Dear Barbara: How Do I Convince My Husband to Change?

By Barbara Rainey | September 20, 2021 | 2 Comments

    Dear Barbara: How do I convince my husband to change? There are certain areas we’ve been fighting about for years now. And I really am right. How can I get him to see it?  The moment I married Dennis, I knew I was in for an adventure. He wasn’t just different in his […]

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