3 Steps to New Purpose When Your Kids Leave the Nest

By Barbara Rainey | October 16, 2023 | 1 Comment

Tears streamed down Sarah’s face as she began to describe how she was feeling, “Our last child, Emily, has just left for college and I find myself crying almost every day. For 30 years I’ve poured my life into my kids. Even though I started two of my own companies and was very successful, my […]

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Using Chores to Teach Your Children the Value of Work

By Barbara Rainey | June 19, 2023 | 0 Comments

Early in our marriage, Dennis and I discovered we had very different views on the value of work. Then we had children … and the conversation widened to include questions like, “How do we balance play time and teaching time? How much can we expect of our toddlers, our preschoolers?” Do you know what values […]

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The Key to Raising Grateful Kids

By Barbara Rainey | October 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

One of the great privileges of my life has been visiting orphanages in places like Russia, China, and South Africa. Taking our children to see those little ones who had no parents, no room of their own, no toys or clothes of their own, was life changing. Through these many experiences we learned that those […]

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The Barbara Rainey Podcast: Questions in the Empty Nest

By Barbara Rainey | September 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

For many of you, school has probably started in the last few weeks. Some of you may be really happy to have seen your kiddos off to school, but some of you may have recently sent your only or youngest child off to school or to the workforce and this may be a new season […]

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Lost and Found: Truth Shows the Way

By Barbara Rainey | July 4, 2022 | 2 Comments

Note from Barbara: This is the first in a series of posts taken from my book, Growing Together in Truth. These stories are designed to read individually or as a family. May you and your family always live according to God’s truth. And may your knowledge of the truth lead each of you to actions […]

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