Dennis Rainey

Dennis Rainey cofounded FamilyLife®, a ministry of Cru®. Since the organization began in 1976 through 2017, Dennis’ leadership enabled FamilyLife to grow into a dynamic and vital ministry in more than 109 countries around the world helping families discover the joy God intended for their relationships with God, spouse, and kids.

Dennis has authored or co-authored more than 35 books, including best-selling Moments Together for Couples and Staying Close and has received two Golden Medallion Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. In addition, he served as the senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series®, which has sold over 3 million copies and has been translated into 47 languages.

A powerful and effective communicator, Dennis hosted the nationally-syndicated radio program FamilyLife Today® through early 2019 on more than 1,300 radio outlets in all 50 states. During his tenure on the program, FamilyLife Today was recipient of the National Religious Broadcasters Radio Program of the Year Award three times. Dennis serves on the Board of Directors of Dallas Theological Seminary.

Dennis and Barbara have been married since 1972 and love laughing with their six children and growing number of grandchildren. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys helping Barbara in their garden, reading great books, and pursuing his passions for hunting and fishing. They live near Little Rock, Arkansas and continue to serve with Cru, FamilyLife’s parent organization.

Believe God Not The Deceiver

Believe God, Not the Deceiver

Who are you listening to? Dennis Rainey explains that all of life is one long process of asking and answering the question, “Who am I going to believe?”

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What Sabbath Is About

What Sabbath Is About

Dennis Rainey, John Piper, Melissa Spoelstra, and Hannah Anderson give their perspective on how to best honor the Sabbath and keep it holy.

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A Hard Calling

A Hard Calling

Paul David Tripp and Dennis Rainey help pastors reflect and make sure ministry has not become more important than God or their families.

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Choosing A Life That Matters Love God 2

Love God, Not the World, Part 2

Dennis Rainey talks about one of seven principles that will help you live life to the fullest. Rainey remembers how he went from being a mission field to a missionary.

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Choosing A Life That Matters Love God 1

Love God, Not the World, Part 1

Dennis Rainey reveals seven principles that will help you make the most of your days. The world is passing away, and so are all of its desires. We would be wise to cling to the One who will last.

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Building A Fire In The Rain 2

Ways to Rekindle Romance

Dennis Rainey offers suggestions for ways couples can use adventure, intrigue, and surprise to keep the romance alive.

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Building A Fire In The Rain 1

A Foundation of Commitment

Marriage is built upon a foundation of commitment to Christ and to your covenant with each other. Dennis Rainey talks about proactive ways you can uphold your marriage commitment.

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The Making Of Like Arrows

The Making of Like Arrows

Dennis Rainey interviews Bob Lepine about the making of FamilyLife’s feature film, “Like Arrows.” Bob describes several themes, storylines, and scenes from the film.

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Remembering Billy Graham

Remembering Billy Graham

Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine honor the passing of evangelist Billy Graham.

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Gospel Lessons I Learned Raising Children 2

Fear God

Dennis Rainey continues his message on gospel lessons he learned by parenting his six kids.

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