It’s Wedding Week! Prayers for Laura and Josh that Will Work for any Marriage

By Barbara Rainey | October 17, 2016 | 8 Comments

It’s finally here! We’ve been calling this ‘the wedding of the century’ in our family, which of course it’s not, but for us right now it’s a pretty big event. Laura has waited a very long time for God’s provision. One of her favorite verses is now Lamentations 3:25, “The Lord is good to those […]

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10 Gifts from God Showing His Delight in Laura’s Engagement

By Barbara Rainey | September 8, 2016 | 7 Comments

A Note to Help Us “forget not His benefits” by Barbara Rainey Dear Laura, For several months now you have been marveling at God’s gift to you of a man who is kind, funny, and who “adores you,” as he said to us when he asked for your hand in marriage. I have been marveling […]

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What if We Fight All the Time?

By Barbara Rainey | September 6, 2016 | 16 Comments

Dear Barbara. “What if we fight all the time? It seems like that’s all we ever do anymore: nitpick about everything, look for the worst in each other, and are ready to duke it out daily. What can we do?” Friend, You’re not alone. A few days ago on September 2, Dennis and I celebrated […]

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Finding Laura’s Wedding Dress and the Kiss of God

By Barbara Rainey | August 15, 2016 | 5 Comments

By Barbara Rainey God loves weddings. The Bible begins with a marriage and ends with a marriage. Jesus’s first miracle was displayed at a wedding. Marriage was His idea, after all. As you know, we are planning a wedding of our own right now with our youngest daughter Laura getting married in October. It’s truly […]

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Not The Way I Saw it Going: On Second-Guessing Decisions

By Janel Breitenstein | August 11, 2016 | 16 Comments

I think perhaps a reader phrased it best a few weeks ago: “[My husband] and I have wrestled with our “calling” to adopt years ago. We clearly felt it, and we have second guessed it almost every day since then, wondering what were we thinking? Did God really call us to this or were we just […]

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