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.

Find online at:

  @BarbaraRainey

  facebook.com/raineybarbara

The Value Of Mentors

The Value of Mentors

Barbara Rainey, Karen Loritts, Mary Kassian, Holly Elliff, and Carolyn McCulley talk about the value of mentoring.

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The Holy Spirit Is Enough for Your Future

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?

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The Father Is Enough for Your Present

Whether you are experiencing a sunny day or storm clouds, Barbara Rainey wants to remind you that God is in control.

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The Son Is Enough for Your Past

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.

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Young Moms Ask Barbara

Young Moms Ask Barbara

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.

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Memorizing Scripture

Memorizing Scripture

Larry Fowler, Emmitt Fowler, Hannah Leary, and Barbara Rainey talk about the blessings of hiding God’s Word in your heart.

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Home

Home

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.

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Easter: The Pinnacle of Christian Holidays

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.

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Anticipating Easter

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.

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Heart Attitudes and the Home

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.

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