Do You Know What God Made You to Do?

By Barbara Rainey | October 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

    One Wednesday morning our Bible study leader asked us all to answer the same question: “What are you passionate about for God and His kingdom?” About 30 of us were present … young moms, middle-age moms, new empty nesters and a faithful group of women in their 70’s who we all admired. One by […]

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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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Why Easter Matters to Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | March 19, 2018 | 23 Comments

One of my greatest faults that shows up too often in our marriage is my firstborn perfectionism. When my husband tells a story but doesn’t get the details right, I barge in to correct him. Well, not publicly. But I file away the errors to sort out with him later. I’ve also found plenty of […]

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Small Stuff, Big Stuff, and the Power of Beautiful Belief in Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | February 5, 2018 | 13 Comments

In high school, I discovered watercolor painting. It was love at first sight. I eagerly invested time and supplies to become like seasoned watercolorists whose extraordinary works of art I admired. Though I was passionate about this medium, I soon discovered it wasn’t as easy as it looked at first. Too much or too little water […]

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9 Ways to Pray For Your Marriage

By Janel Breitenstein | February 8, 2017 | 16 Comments

It’s been one of the most pressing seasons for our marriage. We’ve been navigating a crux of major life decisions—only one of which included the continent we’d be living on. And our marriage that has been characterized by fairly fluid teamwork can at times be pulled taut by our diverging passions, longings, and reasoning. “Stressed” […]

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