Barbara Rainey

After graduating from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, Barbara joined the staff of Cru® in 1971. With her husband Dennis, whom she married in 1972, the Rainey’s cofounded FamilyLife®, a ministry committed to helping marriages and families survive and thrive in our generation.

Barbara is a frequent speaker and guest on FamilyLife Today®, FamilyLife’s award-winning nationally-syndicated daily radio broadcast. She is the author or coauthor of more than 35 books, including Moments Together for Couples and Moments With You marriage devotionals; Growing Together, a series of books for families; A Symphony in the Dark; and her most recent, Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife.

After faithfully served alongside Dennis, both in ministry and at home, Barbara launched a new endeavor called Ever Thine Home®. This line of home décor with interactive content helps families express faith at home in a way that is both biblical and beautiful. Her heart for Ever Thine Home is based on the familiar Old Testament instruction:
“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.” (Deuteronomy 6:6-9, ESV)
Dennis and Barbara live near Little Rock, Arkansas and continue to serve with Cru, FamilyLife’s parent organization. They have six children and an impressive number of grandchildren.

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Barbara Rainey, mother of six and grandmother to 21+, encourages listeners to take their fears and worries to God in prayer. View Show Notes →
From King David to Susanna Wesley, the faithful have been writing their prayers down for thousands of years. Barbara Rainey talks about the benefit of getting real and honest with God. Rainey shares some of her own prayers. View Show Notes →
As a lover of the Psalms, Barbara Rainey began to realize the importance of pouring her heart out to the Lord through written prayers. The more vulnerable she allowed herself to be with the Lord, the more she enjoyed it, and the more comfort she received from His presence. Rainey hopes that by sharing these heartfelt prayers with other women, they will be as encouraged and comforted as she has been. View Show Notes →
To help you get ready for gift giving-and charitable giving-this Christmas, Barbara Rainey, Randy Alcorn, Steve Moore, and some of the Raineys' adult children join us. View Show Notes →
Courage can be cultivated in our everyday decisions. Barbara Rainey, Karis Kimmel Murray, Tim and Darcy Kimmel, and Stephen Williams give give definitions of courage and stories of courageous decisions. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey, Karen Loritts, Mary Kassian, Holly Elliff, and Carolyn McCulley talk about the value of mentoring. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey explains that if you are a Christ follower, the Holy Spirit is enough for your tomorrows because He lives in you. Are you listening to His voice? View Show Notes →
Whether you are experiencing a sunny day or storm clouds, Barbara Rainey wants to remind you that God is in control. View Show Notes →
All of us have a past that includes good, bad, and ugly. How do you reconcile pain and suffering with a good God? Barbara Rainey talks about a God who is not "safe," and how Jesus is enough. View Show Notes →
Moms, if you had the chance to pick the brain of an older, more experienced mom, what would you ask? Hear what some young moms asked Barbara Rainey during a question and answer session. View Show Notes →
Larry Fowler, Emmitt Fowler, Hannah Leary, and Barbara Rainey talk about the blessings of hiding God's Word in your heart. View Show Notes →
What comes to mind when you think of home? Barbara Rainey and Jen Pollock Michel explain the value of making Christ the foundation of a stable, godly home. View Show Notes →
Why isn't Easter celebrated like Christmas? Barbara Rainey tells how she and her husband, Dennis, gathered their family together to have an Easter celebration they'll remember for years to come. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey believes that Easter can be a perfect time to teach your children about Jesus. She shares ideas of how to make Holy Week special. View Show Notes →
What should a woman's attitude be toward her home? Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Barbara Rainey open the Scriptures to Titus 2 to see what Paul has to say about a woman's role in the home. View Show Notes →
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Barbara Rainey address a topic that is rarely discussed in the church-gossip and slander. View Show Notes →
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and Barbara Rainey talk about mentoring. Nancy reflects on her family of origin and how she yearned to be used by God from an early age. View Show Notes →
The culture doesn't make much of Easter, but believers should. Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane tell what they do to make Easter special in their homes. View Show Notes →
It's almost Easter! Will you be ready spiritually? Barbara Rainey teams up with Tracy Lane to coach moms on how to make the most of Easter. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane remind listeners that Christmas is the perfect time to tell others about Jesus, especially your children. View Show Notes →
There's more to the holidays than just baking cookies and shopping. Barbara Rainey and co-worker, Tracy Lane, share new resources that point to the real meaning of Christmas. View Show Notes →
History professor Tracy McKenzie and Barbara Rainey take us on a fascinating journey through history to shed light on the real first Thanksgiving and the intriguing people we call the Pilgrims. View Show Notes →
Tracy McKenzie and Barbara Rainey take us back to the 1600s to the village of Scrooby, the birthplace of a sect of the Puritans called the Pilgrims. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey has exerted a quiet influence over the life of her husband for more than four decades. Hear some of Barbara Rainey's key messages. View Show Notes →
Raising children in the limelight is diifficult. For Dennis and Barbara Rainey, the remedy was to live humbly and openly, and don't pressure your kids to be anything other than who they are. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey's favorite holiday is Thanksgiving Day. Find out how she impressed gratitude on her children growing up. She'll also give a glimpse into how how she's processing transitions in her own life. View Show Notes →
Ready or not, here they come! The holidays, that is. Barbara Rainey and her daughter Laura Rainey Dries tell how they plan on preparing their homes, and their hearts, for Christmas. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey and her daughter Laura Rainey Dries discuss fun ideas to help keep Christ at the center of your family celebrations. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane talk about what they do on a typical Thanksgiving holiday and remind listeners of the purpose of the holiday. View Show Notes →
Thanksgiving is about gathering together to remember God's many blessings. Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane talk about what they do on a typical Thanksgiving holiday. View Show Notes →
Can God change the humdrum into something holy? Certainly, say authors Sara Hagerty and Barbara Rainey, when we invite God into those moments and tasks. View Show Notes →
Author Sara Hagerty and Barbara Rainey remind listeners that we were created to be seen first by God, and then by the people around us. View Show Notes →
Sara Hagerty, author of "Unseen," talks about what it means to live a life that is seemingly hidden and unnoticed. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Robert Lewis, and Courtney Reissig give examples of the core callings that help define the purpose of biblical womanhood. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey, Karis Kimmel Murray, Tim and Darcy Kimmel, and Stephen Williams give their definitions of courage, and stories of their own courageous decisions. View Show Notes →
What word should you never use in marriage? Find out the answer to this question and so much more as Dennis and Barbara Rainey share marriages principles from their 44 years together. View Show Notes →
Dennis and Barbara Rainey share insight into 20 things they learned about marriage in their 44 years together. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane encourage families to read more this summer. Ron Deal shares strategies for dealing with the unique challenges a stepfamily faces. View Show Notes →
Most readers have more than one book going at a time. Gain insight into the value of reading no matter what the age from authors Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane help capture the imagination of far-away places as they share their favorite reads and offer practical tips on how to engage young children as well as teens. View Show Notes →
Spring is in the air, and with it many gardening metaphors pertaining to Christian growth. Guests Bob Lepine and Barbara Rainey talk about soil and the fine art of nuturing life. View Show Notes →
Jesus is the reason we celebrate Easter, but do our friends and neighbors know that by the way we celebrate? Barbara Rainey encourages Christians to find ways to make their Easter celebrations special. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey, a wife, mother, and grandmother, shares easy ways to make the holiday meal more meaningful this Easter. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey encourages believers to keep Christ's death, burial and resurrection at the forefront of their Easter celebrations. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey reminds us of Jesus' commandment to remember His death. With that in mind, Rainey believes Christians should make a big deal out of Easter, and she offers some ideas on how to do just that. View Show Notes →
When raising her family, Barbara Rainey always wanted to make Easter significant. Now an empty-nester, Rainey considers the meaning behind Passover and the beauty of celebrating the resurrection of Christ. View Show Notes →
Dennis and Barbara Rainey, Bob Lepine, and Ron Deal provide solid biblical answers on questions concerning different ministry opportunities for lay-people within the church. View Show Notes →
Resting is a spiritual discipline that many of us choose to ignore. Guests Hannah Anderson and Barbara Rainey describe why our souls are in desperate need of consistent periods of rest. View Show Notes →
Are your memories of Easter a blur of colored dresses and eggs? If so, perhaps you're missing the richness of Lent. Barbara Rainey helps us rediscover Lent, the season of preparation for Holy Week. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey helps us rediscover Easter as we rediscover Lent, the season of preparation for the greatest holiday in the church year. View Show Notes →
From the FamilyLife Today vault, Shaunti Feldhahn and Barbara Rainey discuss the emotional needs of wives as it relates to intimacy. Tommy Nelson offers his counsel to young people approaching marriage. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey talks honestly about the benefits and challenges of sex through the various seasons of marriage. Rainey encourages wives to make sexual intimacy a high priority throughout their marriages. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey reminds her daughters and others that marriage is a marathon, and getting to know your husband as a man is a lifetime pursuit. View Show Notes →
New Year's resolution: Read through the Bible in a year. Dennis Rainey, Bob Lepine, Jen Wilkin, Barbara Rainey, and Don Whitney offer some coaching on effective ways to dig into God's word. View Show Notes →
Dennis and Barbara Rainey, along with Jeff Kemp, provide solid biblical answers to questions concerning broken family relationships. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey, Terry Ascott, and Sarah from Radio Shema talk about what life is like in different cultures around the world, and why it is crucial to keep Christ as the focal point of Christmas. View Show Notes →
Dennis and Barbara Rainey and their daughter Laura reflect on Christmases past and the traditions they shared. View Show Notes →
Dennis and Barbara Rainey, along with their daughter Laura reflect on some fun Rainey Christmases they've enjoyed. View Show Notes →
After researching the names of Christ, Barbara Rainey explains how she came up with the idea of having Christmas ornaments that reflect who Christ is. View Show Notes →
This holiday season Dennis and Barbara Rainey suggest hiding one new Christmas ornament and letting a child open one decorated bag each week of advent season. View Show Notes →
Dennis and Barbara Rainey tell how they prepare for the holidays now as empty nesters. View Show Notes →
Whether it's family you know and love, or strangers that need to feel welcome, Barbara Rainey and Rosaria Butterfield share about opportunities to express hospitality. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey invites young women to encourage their husbands to lead, and follow when they do. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey helps wives understand that a husband is designed to be the leader of the home, and a wife is called to follow him. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey talks about her book consisting of four true stories designed to teach children of all ages the beauty of gratitude. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey and her daughter Laura talk about their favorite Thanksgiving memories, including five kernels of corn, Company French toast, and reading the Pilgrims' story. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey shares fresh ideas to help families focus on being fully present with one another as they gather at the Thanksgiving table. View Show Notes →
Gloria Furman and Rachel Jankovic share their hope and encouragement during the sweet and chaotic season of parenting small children. Barbara Rainey offers her perspective from further down the road. View Show Notes →
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. View Show Notes →
Marriage should be a work of art, and the best marriages are definitely collaborative works. Barbara Rainey shares marriage lessons taken from a pallet of more than four decades of matrimony. View Show Notes →
What will your daughters remember as your best advice to them? Join Barbara Rainey as she shares wisdom from letters she wrote to her daughters. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey encourages young women in their roles as wives and mothers and shares the need for older women to pass down wisdom to the next generation. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey encourages Christians to represent their King well, and one way to do this is through the gift of hospitality. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey reflects on what it means to live as an ambassador of Christ in a world where many don't even believe that heaven exists. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey explains that if believers are ambassadors, then their homes are the embassies of the King, and the love of the King should be exemplified in what is said and done. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates give some helpful suggestions for embracing the empty nest stage of life. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates recall how they felt when they first entered this confusing, liberating, and emotion-packed stage of life called the empty nest. View Show Notes →
God's faithfulness over 40 years is worth celebrating. We depend on His continued favor to continue to reach families one home at a time. View Show Notes →
The message was vital; the challenge was how to spread it far and wide. The answer? A national radio program called "FamilyLife Today." View Show Notes →
During the 1980s and 1990s, millions of couples found help and hope for their marriages and families, thanks to God's favor and faithfulness. View Show Notes →
Hurting marriages and a disintegrating cultural ethic. Sound familiar? In 1976, the FamilyLife Marriage Conference was born to address these pressing issues. View Show Notes →
When Dennis and Barbara Rainey were newlyweds, God called them to a unique ministry to engaged couples. Hear how FamilyLife began in 1976. View Show Notes →
If you could have a "do over" in life, what would you want to redo? Barbara Rainey and Karen Loritts comment on the hardest part of living out biblical womanhood in their own lives. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey talks about the high and noble calling of being a wife. Barbara acknowledges that while marriage is sweet, it's not easy, especially when dealing with differences. View Show Notes →
What are you more focused on? Your husband's faults or his virtues? Barbara Rainey, creator of Ever Thine Home®, talks to wives about being their husband's biggest supporter. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey talks about walking through the storms of life. Barbara recalls one of their hardest seasons of life, and tells how they continued to believe in God's sovereignty through it all. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey reminds women that being a helper to your husband involves more than just cooking and cleaning; it involves helping a husband become all God intends him to be. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey recalls her early years as Dennis's bride and her first year as a mom, which tested her faith and drove her to lean on God even more. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey, author of the book "Letters to My Daughters," explains how a series of letters to her daughters-in-law and newly married daughter evolved into a book on marriage. View Show Notes →
Has Valentine's Day become a little predictable at your house? Then why don't you focus on the real meaning of love? Barbara Rainey talks about her resource designed specifically with the month of love in mind. View Show Notes →
What if you made 2016 the most loving year ever in your home? Barbara and Dennis Rainey help you focus on the real meaning of love as defined in 1 Corinthians 13. View Show Notes →
Join us as we celebrate and remember the goodness of God's work done in God's way, in the life of the late Vonette Bright. View Show Notes →
Join us as we celebrate the life of the late Vonette Bright. View Show Notes →
New York Times best-selling author Joel Rosenberg talks about what he sees taking place among the Jewish people in Israel. Joel talks about his family's life-altering decision to move to Israel. View Show Notes →
Dr. Terence Ascott talks about the amazing ways God has opened doors to present the gospel in the Middle East. Terence reports that more and more people are leaving Islam, and are turning to Christianity. View Show Notes →
Family is an international language. Pastor Fernando Lay talks about the problems facing believers in Latin America. Fernando tells how believers in Quito celebrate Christmas. View Show Notes →
Jed Renfroe, a missionary in China, talks about the rapid spread of Christianity there. Jed explains how Christmas is celebrated by unbelievers and believers alike. View Show Notes →
Andy Leininger, a career missionary currently working in Moscow alongside his wife, talks to Dennis and Barbara Rainey about what he sees God doing among the Russian people. View Show Notes →
Can thankfulness be taught? Barbara Rainey encourages parents to intentionally cultivate gratefulness in their families. View Show Notes →
Whether you realize it or not, you're building a memory bank for your children. Barbara Rainey tells why remembering all God has done for us is so important. View Show Notes →
November is the month for thankfulness. But it shouldn't stop there. Barbara Rainey encourages listeners to practice thankfulness all year long. View Show Notes →
God inclines His ear to those who pray. Dennis and Barbara Rainey swap stories of answered prayer with Ed and Wendy Bjurstrom. Hear what God is doing in the lives of these couples. View Show Notes →
Dennis and Barbara Rainey, authors of "Two Hearts Praying as One," talk with Brett and Carrie Chaffer about the benefits of praying together as a couple. View Show Notes →
What is keeping you from praying with your spouse? Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about the challenges they've faced when trying to pray together on a regular basis. View Show Notes →
Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about the joys of praying together as a couple. Mitchell and Beth Dean are their special guests. View Show Notes →
Want to make this year's school year better than the last? Barbara Rainey gives moms and dads her best back-to-school advice regarding part-time jobs, homework, and being a light for Christ on campus. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey reminds parents that their kids could be headed into challenging circumstances in the coming school year. With mom and dad's help, however, kids can be ready to face whatever comes their way. View Show Notes →
It's that time of year again! Will your children be prepared? Barbara Rainey encourages parents to prepare their children for school by teaching them how to respond should someone bully them. View Show Notes →
A group of young moms gets to ask Barbara Rainey their tough questions on parenting. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey answers questions from moms of toddlers and preschoolers, and shares her three greatest parenting regrets and how God redeemed the outcome in spite of her mistakes. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey reminds listeners that you can go deeper into this holiday than you ever imagined. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey shares how she plans to decorate her Easter table and gives listeners some simple yet creative ideas on how they can do the same. View Show Notes →
Our Easter celebrations should be as special as the miracle we commemorate. Barbara Rainey, encourages listeners to prepare our hearts for Easter Sunday. View Show Notes →
While Easter is one of the most holy and profound holidays in the Christian calendar, it's largely ignored by the culture. Barbara Rainey gives some creative ideas to prepare for and celebrate Easter. View Show Notes →
Join Dennis and Barbara Rainey as they take a stroll down memory lane and relive some of their most memorable, and challenging, parenting moments. View Show Notes →
Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about their early years of marriage and the arrival of the first of their six children two years later. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey shares how God revealed his new plan, this time for marriage, to her and Dennis. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey talks about the events that lead to meeting Dennis Rainey, who would later become her husband. Though Barbara's major was history, her passion was, she admits, following Christ. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey allows us a peek into the early years of her life . Barbara recalls first steps of faith and when she began to feel the first inkling that God had a bigger purpose for her life. View Show Notes →
Dennis and Barbara Rainey tackle your toughest holiday questions. View Show Notes →
The Christmas season can be particularly stressful for families. Dennis and Barbara Rainey answer your questions about the best way to handle some of the most common holiday stressors. View Show Notes →
Ever wonder what Christmas at the Rainey household is really like? Dennis and Barbara Rainey walk down memory lane and answer listeners' questions about their best and worst Christmases ever. View Show Notes →
What's in a name? When the name is Jesus, there's a whole lot more than you might first imagine. Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Barbara Rainey, Crawford Loritts, and Kay Arthur discuss the name above all names. View Show Notes →
Getting ready for Christmas Day is exciting ... and exhausting. Barbara Rainey encourages moms to put their focus on Christ and what He's done for us. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey encourages moms everywhere to dial back the stress by making Christ the focus of your celebration. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey tells what she did to try and cultivate a heart of gratitude in her children. She explains why we struggle to be grateful for God's blessings. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey encourages women to raise their vision and discover God's third essential calling on their lives--being women who are world-changers. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey discusses two essentials for every married woman--being a woman of the Word and being a helper to her husband. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey talks about some of the ways adoption affects your marriage, your other children, and your relationship with Christ. View Show Notes →
Easter offers prime opportunities for sharing Christ. Barbara Craft, Barbara Rainey and others tell how Resurrection Eggs can be a creative tool for sharing Christ. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey shares her passion for elevating Easter, the greatest holiday of the Christian calendar. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey helps us understand and explore Easter, the pinnacle of the Christian holiday season. View Show Notes →
What makes your parents tick? Dennis Rainey opens the Scriptures to help you better understand, and love, your parents. View Show Notes →
Has Valentine's Day become a little predictable at your house? Then why don't you focus on the real meaning of love. Barbara Rainey talks about her new resource designed specifically with the month of love in mind. View Show Notes →
Barbara talks about her resources featuring Jesus' royal names while Ace explains the hymn "Angels We Have Heard on High." View Show Notes →
Barbara talks about her new resources, while Ace Collins reveals the meaning behind "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." View Show Notes →
Author Ace Collins also tells us about one of his favorite carols,"O Holy Night." View Show Notes →
Joining Barbara is author Ace Collins to tell us about the history of the Christmas tree. View Show Notes →
Barbara tells how she designed AdoreHymn ornaments so that families could learn the rich history of these traditional carols. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey and Tracey Eyster, tell how parents can use Adorenaments to teach their children the names of Christ.   View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey, along with Tracey Eyster, share some creative ways for families to keep the focus on Christ during the holidays. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey tells what led her to create Christmas ornaments that focus on Christ. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey shares lessons about marriage she has learned as a result of the simple decision to take dancing lessons. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey talks about her book consisting of true stories designed to teach children the beauty of gratitude. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey encourages families to ask questions designed to help guests think thoughtfully about all their blessings. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey recalls the moment in her mothering when she realized that her children must be her priority. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey gives wives five suggestions for encouraging their husbands toward manhood. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey talks frankly to women about the five things that hinder manly development. View Show Notes →
Moms Barbara Rainey and Tracey Eyster share some fun ideas for celebrating Easter. View Show Notes →
God first introduced Himself as “I AM.” How would you introduce him to others? View Show Notes →
Is the gospel the focus of your Easter celebration? View Show Notes →
Our homes are living testimonies of our values, and no more so than at Christmas. View Show Notes →
We all know Deuteronomy 6 commands us to "teach our children about God" - but have we missed the other part of the passage? View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey, answers your most perplexing questions about parenting. View Show Notes →
Are you tired of reindeer, snowmen, and Santas dominating your Christmas holidays? View Show Notes →
A growing to-do list can keep us distracted during the holidays. View Show Notes →
What kind of person do you want your teen to date? View Show Notes →
How do you teach the value of purity in a culture that applauds immodesty? View Show Notes →
Do you remember the first time you heard about sex? View Show Notes →
Did you ever feel pressured to do something you really didn't want to do? View Show Notes →
One young woman tells how her P2P weekend over 10 years ago is still impacting her today. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey, author of "Growing Together in Forgiveness," shares some compelling stories about those who have walked the road to forgiveness. View Show Notes →
Forgiveness is love practiced among people who love poorly. View Show Notes →
Dennis and Barbara Rainey tell about recent life "storms" they've experienced, both literal and figurative. View Show Notes →
What’s Christmas like at your house? View Show Notes →
Standing for truth isn't popular, but necessary. View Show Notes →
What is truth? View Show Notes →
Stories, like Jesus' parables, can illustrate truth like nothing else. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey, wife of FamilyLife President Dennis Rainey and mother of six, gives wives five suggestions for encouraging their husbands toward manhood. View Show Notes →
When the kids leave home you become a new kind of parent. View Show Notes →
Marriages, like tides, ebb and flow. View Show Notes →
As you look back on your parenting, do you often feel a twinge of regret? View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates share their personal experiences about entering the empty nest. View Show Notes →
You’ve longed for the day when the house would be peaceful again and the kids would finally be grown and on their own. View Show Notes →
Sometimes it takes courage to speak up. View Show Notes →
What would you do if you had more courage? View Show Notes →
What courageous thing have you done lately? View Show Notes →
Would others say you’re a grateful person? View Show Notes →
Are you grateful in the hard times? View Show Notes →
Thanksgiving is getting closer, but is your heart prepared? View Show Notes →
Do you praise God even in the bad times? View Show Notes →
Sometimes it takes a story to jar us to reality. View Show Notes →
Are you modeling gratitude for your kids? View Show Notes →
Do you know anyone who grumbles and complains? View Show Notes →
Would you like your children to be more grateful? View Show Notes →
Is your kindergartner starting to push back on your correction? View Show Notes →
The toddler years are often considered some of the most difficult. View Show Notes →
What does your newborn really need from you? View Show Notes →
How will you correct your child when he misbehaves? View Show Notes →
What is your game plan for parenting? View Show Notes →
On today's broadcast, popular author and speaker, Barbara Rainey, answers your most perplexing questions about parenting. View Show Notes →
Who are the mentors who have shaped you the most? View Show Notes →
If you could have a “do over” in life, what would you want to redo? View Show Notes →
Today Barbara Rainey opens the Scriptures to John 3:16 and tells what this particular passage holds for us this Christmas season. View Show Notes →
Join us as Barbara Rainey delves into God's Word and reveals what's really at the core of John 3:16. View Show Notes →
The devoutly Christian Pilgrims sacrificed all for a chance at religious freedom. View Show Notes →
The first Thanksgiving wasn’t all about football, feasting, family, and fun like it is today! View Show Notes →
Why did the Pilgrims risk it all for a new life in the New World? View Show Notes →
Anchors aweigh! View Show Notes →
The Pilgrims didn’t know where they were going or what they would do when they arrived. View Show Notes →
Today on the broadcast, walk with us down the hall of heroes as Dennis and Barbara Rainey and author Susan Yates profile just some of the women making a difference in the season of life we call the empty nest. View Show Notes →
It’s not too late for you to make a difference in the world. View Show Notes →
The kids are gone. The house is empty. View Show Notes →
Are you dazed by the changes thrust on you by the empty nest? View Show Notes →
Have your kids all left home? View Show Notes →
How can a woman best connect to a man? View Show Notes →
What are women really designed to do and be? View Show Notes →
Can a woman really “have it all"? View Show Notes →
Defining a woman’s role isn’t as easy today as it was 30 years ago. View Show Notes →
Is your teen prepared for adulthood? View Show Notes →
A wife has the power to give life to her husband through many avenues - encouragement, intimacy, and friendship. View Show Notes →
Affirming words to a man are like water to a garden. View Show Notes →
When it comes to romance, men and women can be as different as night and day. View Show Notes →
Do men value romance as much as a women? View Show Notes →
It's not always easy for husbands to understand their wives and vice versa. View Show Notes →
Love can be expressed in many ways. View Show Notes →
Are men and women really that different when it comes to romance? View Show Notes →
Why is romance so important to a woman? View Show Notes →
Seasons change, and so do marriages. View Show Notes →
If there was a way to switch places with your spouse for one day - to feel what they feel, to see the world the way they do, would you do it? View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey talks frankly to women about the five things that hinder manly development. View Show Notes →
Today on the broadcast, popular author Barbara Rainey, wife of "FamilyLife Today" host Dennis Rainey, encourages couples not to let the demands of everyday life snuff out the romance that first brought them together. View Show Notes →
Today on the broadcast, author Barbara Rainey, wife of "FamilyLife Today" host Dennis Rainey, talks honestly to men and women about a woman's need for romance. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey helps your daughters understand how their bodies will change during puberty. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey answers mothers' curious questions. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey talks about the emotions she faced as she adjusted to an empty nest. View Show Notes →
Hear some of the ways adoption affects your marriage, your other children, and your relationship with Christ. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey, answers your most perplexing questions about parenting. View Show Notes →
Barbara Rainey, and daughter, Laura, tell what life is like for orphans in China. View Show Notes →
Hear how medical teams are bringing hope to Chinese orphans. View Show Notes →
What is the difference between loving your man and respecting him? View Show Notes →
What is it like being married to a high energy man? View Show Notes →