Dennis and Barbara Rainey

Dennis and Barbara Rainey cofounded FamilyLife®, a ministry of Cru®. Their 43+ years of leadership enabled FamilyLife to grow into a dynamic and vital ministry in more than 109 countries. Together they have spoken at over 150 Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways and authored or co-authored more than 35 books, including best-selling Moments Together for Couples, Staying Close, A Symphony in the Dark, and Barbara’s most recent, Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife.

A dynamic communicator, Dennis was the original host of the nationally-syndicated FamilyLife Today® radio program. During his tenure on the program, FamilyLife Today was recipient of the National Religious Broadcasters Radio Program of the Year Award three times. Dennis has also spoken for Promise Keepers stadium events, YPO University Fellowship Forum, and FamilyLife’s I Still Do® arena events. He has testified on family issues before Congress and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs as an ambassador for marriages and families.

After faithfully serving alongside Dennis both in ministry and at home, Barbara launched a new endeavor called Ever Thine Home® in 2011. This line of home décor with interactive content helps families express faith at home in a way that is both biblical and beautiful.

Dennis and Barbara have been married since 1972 and love laughing with their six children and impressive number of grandchildren. They live near Little Rock, Arkansas and continue to serve with Cru, FamilyLife’s parent organization.

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Trading Sunsets

Dennis and Barbara Rainey reflect on more than 25 years of ministry through FamilyLife Today. Listeners chime in on how they’ve been blessed by both the Raineys and the radio program.

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Reflecting on 26 Years

Dennis and Barbara Rainey reflect on more than 25 years of ministry through FamilyLife Today. Three of the Raineys’ children, Samuel, Rebecca, and Laura, call in to pay tribute to their parents.

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Releasing Your Children

Dennis and Barbara Rainey believe that children are meant to be received with joy, intentionally raised and then released.

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Thinking Biblically about Mission

Dennis and Barbara Rainey believe parents should give their children a sense of mission as it relates to Ephesians 2:10. To do this, parents must first evaluate whether they are living for Christ.

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Developing Gender Identity In Your Children

Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about the increasing need for parents to talk to their children about sex and sexual identity.

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Developing Your Child’s Spiritual Identity

Do your children know who they are in Christ? Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about a parent’s key assignment: to raise children with a spiritual identity

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Emotional Identity

Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about identity, one of the four pillars of parenting. The Raineys stress the importance of teaching children what to do with their emotions.

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Complex World, Complex Answers

Dennis and Barbara Rainey, together with David Robbins and his wife, Meg, answer more tough questions from listeners such as: How do I introduce technology to my kids? What should I say to my adopted kids?

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Tough Parenting Questions

Dennis and Barbara Rainey team up with David Robbins and his wife, Meg, to answer questions from listeners such as: How do I encourage my teens to make good decisions? How do I handle sibling rivalry?

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Teaching Kids to Love God

Dennis and Barbara Rainey remind us what Jesus said when he spoke about the greatest commandment to “Love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.” A parent’s assignment is to demonstrate for their children how to respond to the love of God.

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