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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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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Is Your Marriage Under Attack?

By Barbara Rainey | January 17, 2019 | 7 Comments

I’m hopeful you will be encouraged by the wisdom in today’s guest post by our friend, Tim Muehlhoff. Dennis and I have known Tim and Noreen for decades. Tim is witty and one of our best communicators on the Weekend to Remember speaker team. He is a professor at Biola University and specializes in teaching […]

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Because Anniversaries Matter

By Barbara Rainey | October 22, 2018 | 1 Comment

Happy anniversary to those of you who had summer/early fall weddings! That number includes five of my six children; Deborah and Jason celebrated 14 years on October 13; Dennis and I celebrated 46 years on September 2; and today is the two-year anniversary of my youngest, Laura and her hubby Josh. Celebrating anniversaries matter because […]

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Your Presence Matters

By Barbara Rainey | October 4, 2018 | 11 Comments

Ten years ago a young wife and mom of two very small children made a crucial decision. Her husband had just begun his intense four-year residency program in a new city. So she unpacked all the boxes in their new home, wandered around town looking for the nearest grocery store, researched local pediatricians, and prayed […]

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