Building Character in Your Children

By Barbara Rainey | June 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

Recently I was talking with some parents who said they had just had a rough evening with their teenage children. Their kids were not afraid to push back against Mom and Dad, to question every single decision, to compare them with what they perceived their friends’ parents were doing, and to express how they feel […]

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Building a Relationship With Your Children

By Barbara Rainey | June 3, 2024 | 0 Comments

Note from Barbara: Being a mother has been my greatest privilege as a follower of Christ. It was also my greatest challenge! Teaching and helping and modeling and training children to grow into responsible adults with their own faith is not a small assignment in any generation. Now that they are all on their own, […]

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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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3 Ways to Teach Your Children to Understand and Express Their Emotions

By Barbara Rainey | March 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

This is the conclusion of a two-part series on the importance of emotional security in your children. Read part one here. When you welcomed your first child into the world, if someone had asked you, “How will you teach this child about their emotions?” how would you have answered? I would have stared back wordlessly […]

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Why Developing Emotional Security in Your Children Matters

By Barbara Rainey | March 14, 2022 | 4 Comments

The room was small, dark, and silent. Stepping inside we saw three walls lined with baby cribs each occupied by a tiny baby. In the back corner a disengaged caregiver lifted her eyes in our direction. The babies were alone. Unattended. Silent. Our daughter Laura and I were part of an overseas medical mission team […]

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