FamilyLife Today® Podcast

Moms Ask Barbara…

with Barbara Rainey | October 21, 2016
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Barbara Rainey loves to sit and interact with younger moms. Recently, we were able to sneak microphones into one of Barbara's sessions with moms of teens where she offered her unique brand of encouragement.

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  • Barbara Rainey loves to sit and interact with younger moms. Recently, we were able to sneak microphones into one of Barbara's sessions with moms of teens where she offered her unique brand of encouragement.

  • Dave and Ann Wilson

    Dave and Ann Wilson are hosts of FamilyLife Today®, FamilyLife’s nationally-syndicated radio program. Dave and Ann have been married for more than 38 years and have spent the last 33 teaching and mentoring couples and parents across the country. They have been featured speakers at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway since 1993 and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country. Cofounders of Kensington Church—a national, multicampus church that hosts more than 14,000 visitors every weekend—the Wilsons are the creative force behind DVD teaching series Rock Your Marriage and The Survival Guide To Parenting, as well as authors of the recently released book Vertical Marriage (Zondervan, 2019). Dave is a graduate of the International School of Theology, where he received a Master of Divinity degree. A Ball State University Hall of Fame quarterback, Dave served the Detroit Lions as chaplain for 33 years. Ann attended the University of Kentucky. She has been active alongside Dave in ministry as a speaker, writer, small-group leader, and mentor to countless wives of professional athletes. The Wilsons live in the Detroit area. They have three grown sons, CJ, Austin, and Cody, three daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.

Barbara Rainey loves to sit and interact with younger moms. Recently, we were able to sneak microphones into one of Barbara’s sessions with moms of teens where she offered her unique brand of encouragement.

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Moms Ask Barbara…

With Barbara Rainey
October 21, 2016
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Bob: Well, we’ve been listening as Barbara Rainey was sharing her heart with young wives and young moms in a get-together that she had awhile back.

Dennis: Moms need to be reminded of that from time to time.

Bob: Yes.

Dennis: They really do. It’s hard work to be a mom. There aren’t many times when the kids look up at you and say: “Mom, thank you! Thank you for changing my diaper. Thank you for the meals you prepare.” “Thank you for being my mom.”

Bob: “Thanks for that time-out you gave me today.”

Dennis: No! They wear you out. They emotionally wear you out; physically wear you out; mentally; spiritually. Barbara is right—if you do it the way the Bible talks about, it really is hard work; but it’s satisfying work, because you’re raising the next generation. You’re leaving a legacy of oak trees where others are going to enjoy the shade in future generations. It’s one of the great needs in our nation right now, Bob, to not lose sight of the power of a mother focused on her husband and her children.



Bob: In fact, Barbara talked to these moms about continuing to make your marriage a priority, even as you’re raising your children. That’s something that she speaks to in the book that you mentioned earlier that she has written, called Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife. We’ve got copies of her book in our FamilyLife Today Resource Center. Our listeners can go to to order a copy of Barbara’s book, or they can order by calling 1-800-FL-TODAY. So, again, the website is; or call 1-800-358-6329; that’s 1-800-“F” as in family, “L” as in life, and then the word, “TODAY.”

By the way, our team has put together a series of ten devotions for your family that we’re encouraging you to use on your FamilyLife app on your mobile device; or you can download it from our website at—



—ten devotions designed to help you cultivate faith and courage in times that are unstable. If you’ve got the FamilyLife app, just pull up the “Help and Hope” section; and the devotion is found there. Or you can download the content at

And keep in mind the couples who are attending our Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways this weekend: Jacksonville, Florida, and Parsippany, New Jersey—hundreds of couples out for the weekend at a Weekend to Remember marriage getaway. In two weeks—it’s a big weekend—Louisville, Kentucky; Bellingham, Washington; South Padre Island; Cedar Rapids; Coeur de’ Laine; Destin, Florida; and Estes Park, Colorado. Great locations to attend a getaway weekend as a couple. If you’d like to find out more about the Weekend to Remember, go to our website,

Now, it was 15 years ago today, that Rochalle and Richard Brown became husband and wife. The Browns live in Upper Marlboro, Maryland; and they listen to WAVA.



They’ve been a part of our Stepfamily Summit in past years. Today—15 years as husband and wife. “Congratulations!” to the Browns and to any of you who are celebrating an anniversary today. Your anniversary matters. It matters to you; it matters to your kids; it matters to our culture


Here, at FamilyLife, we want to thank those of you who partner with us so that more couples can experience more anniversaries and can thrive in the process. That’s what we’re all about, here at FamilyLife—building strong, healthy marriages and families who change the world one home at a time.

If you can help us with a donation today and be a part of the work that God is doing through this ministry, we’d love to say, “Thank you,” by sending you a banner that Barbara Rainey has created that declares that your home is an embassy of the kingdom of heaven. You can request that banner when you go to and give an online donation, or call 1-800-FL-TODAY to donate over the phone. Or you can mail your donation to FamilyLife Today at PO Box 7111, Little Rock, AR; our zip code is 72223.



And we hope you have a great weekend. I hope you and your family are able to worship together in your local church this weekend. Then, join us back on Monday when we’re going to talk with Juli Slattery about issues that women often face when it comes to marital intimacy and romance. She’s here with some thoughts and some suggestions. I hope you can be back for that as well.

I want to thank our engineer today, Keith Lynch, along with our entire broadcast production team. On behalf of our host, Dennis Rainey, I'm Bob Lepine. We will see you back [next time] for another edition of FamilyLife Today.

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