Heart Identity Matters

By Barbara Rainey | February 4, 2019 | 27 Comments

Opening an old journal I read, “I really wanted to go to the meetings this morning, but here I am in our apartment being a mother. Mothering doesn’t stop. Children’s needs don’t stop. Sick kids can’t be delegated. So once again I’m isolated and he, my husband, is not.” My words sprawled over the pages, […]

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Is Your Marriage Under Attack?

By Barbara Rainey | January 17, 2019 | 5 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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5 Ways to Believe the Best About Your Husband When You Feel Like He’s Failing

By Barbara Rainey | October 29, 2018 | 18 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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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 13th; Dennis and I celebrated 46 years on September 2nd; and today is the two year anniversary of my youngest, Laura and her hubby Josh. Celebrating anniversaries matter […]

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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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