Happy Anniversary, Laura and Josh!

By Barbara Rainey | October 20, 2017 | 5 Comments

One year ago (Sunday) Dennis and I proudly and joyfully celebrated the wedding and marriage of our daughter Laura to Josh Dries. Many of you have asked to see more photos of the wedding. So in honor of their first anniversary we are inviting you to share our joy in the memory of that day! […]

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If Their Marriage Couldn’t Survive What About Mine?

By Barbara Rainey | June 26, 2017 | 31 Comments

An open letter to my sisters in Christ about marriage breakups When marriages all around you are dissolving, it is normal to start wondering how yours is going to make it. It might be your parents’ marriage that didn’t last. Maybe you know of a couple that wedded the same year as you and now you’ve […]

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Turning Conflict In Marriage Into A ‘Good-Fit’

By Susan Yates | February 23, 2017 | 4 Comments

Conflict in marriage is normal. We are self-centered, selfish people and we think we are right. Our goal in marriage is not to become conflict-free but to learn how to manage conflict in a healthy way. “I never knew how different we are. The longer we are married the more our differences seem to surface. […]

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Surviving the Holidays With Your In-laws

By Barbara Rainey | December 12, 2016 | 9 Comments

Dear Barbara, This is our year to spend Christmas with my husband’s family and I’m dreading it. How can I still enjoy the holiday while spending it with difficult in-laws? I remember when Dennis and I married, I was beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with him. I can bet you felt […]

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Dear Mom, This is a Little Embarrassing…

By Barbara Rainey | January 20, 2016 | 8 Comments

Dear Mom, You’ve always been such a good helper for Dad, and I know he’s appreciated that. But I’m finding when I try to help the Hubs, all I get is pushback. What am I doing wrong?  Dear Mom, What if I’m failing as a follower? And what if my husband doesn’t seem to really want to […]

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