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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Your Home Matters … Because Divorce Matters

By Tracy Lane | June 27, 2016 | 10 Comments

by Tracy Lane When parents divorce, the kids will not get over it. The holidays will not get easier. Life will not be more peaceful. Divorce matters. But let’s be honest, marriage is HARD. We cannot pretend that there aren’t a multitude of complexities that creep in to complicate the marriage relationship. If you find […]

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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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Your Home Matters … Because Anniversaries Matter: 5 Ideas for Celebrating Your Anniversary

By Barbara Rainey | June 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

Happy anniversary to those of you who had summer weddings! I hope you will mark the day of remembrance with a creative, meaningful gift and/or dinner to say, “You are still the most important person in my life!” Creative ideas to follow but first… Do you love mysteries like I do? Books with twists and […]

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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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