Why Easter Matters to Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | February 22, 2021 | 31 Comments

One of my great faults, which shows up regularly in our marriage, is my first-born perfectionism turned on my husband as “helping.” Sometimes it happens when he’s telling a story and doesn’t get the details right as I remember them and I correct him. (By the way, I do work hard not to correct publicly.) Other […]

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When Things You Thought Were Cute Aren’t So Cute Anymore

By Barbara Rainey | July 19, 2016 | 1 Comment

Dear Barbara, What do you do when those things you thought were cute aren’t so cute anymore? He’s just irritating me! And now we both seem to be withdrawing, staking ground for ourselves rather than growing together. How do you embrace your differences instead of letting them pull you apart?   Dear Friend, I think […]

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Dear Mom, What If I Want to Quit My Marriage?

By Barbara Rainey | June 13, 2016 | 8 Comments

Dear Mom, What if I want out? Okay…don’t freak out. I am planning on staying, because on our wedding day, I promised I’d stick our marriage out. But what if I don’t WANT to anymore?   Dear Daughters, I’ve wanted to quit before too. Somewhere in our third year of marriage, I went from a […]

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

By Barbara Rainey | May 19, 2016 | 6 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 […]

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