3 Steps to New Purpose When Your Kids Leave the Nest

By Barbara Rainey | October 16, 2023 | 0 Comments

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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3 Common Traps of Empty Nest Marriages

By Barbara Rainey | September 12, 2022 | 2 Comments

Every year in the early fall, moms and dads across the nation find themselves in a new season of marriage—the empty nest. Their last child has moved out of the home, and for parents it’s a time of major readjustment. Many of you may be entering this season of life, and that’s why my friend […]

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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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