4 Questions to Help You Resolve Conflict

By Samuel Rainey | April 24, 2023 | 0 Comments

by Samuel Rainey What’s the first thought or feeling that comes up for you when you hear the word “conflict”? Fear? Panic? Memories of fights in the home growing up? An urge that says, “It’s time to start running”? For most people that I interact with in my counseling office, conflict brings up some pretty […]

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Making Peace with the “DMZ’s” in Your Marriage

By Samuel Rainey | April 17, 2023 | 0 Comments

by Samuel Rainey Amy came to me for counseling several years ago to get help with the growing disconnect in her marriage. She came alone because her husband refused to come with her. She described his reasoning pretty simply: “Steve had an affair eight years ago. We never talked about it then, and we’re not […]

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The Bookend Recipe: When Differences No Longer Seem Cute

By Barbara Rainey | September 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

My favorite book I’ve ever written is Letters to My Daughters. I still love it because it’s a truly beautiful book with art and calligraphy throughout the interior. I also love it because it’s a summary of all the lessons I’ve learned in the married years of my life; therefore it’s the essence of who […]

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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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“Can You Fix My Spouse?” (And Why That Prayer Doesn’t Work)

By Jodie Berndt | June 7, 2021 | 1 Comment

  When Jodie Berndt asked if I would consider endorsing her new book, Praying the Scriptures for Your Life, I gladly agreed. Like Jodie, I appreciate the power of prayer—particularly as it shapes our friendships, our parenting, and our marriages. One of the things I love about Jodie’s writing is her honesty. She doesn’t hold […]

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