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.

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You were sincere when you said your marriage vows, did you mean them? View Show Notes →
If your child is going through a rough time; PLEASE, please, don't give up on him! View Show Notes →
Is your marriage ready for the golden years? View Show Notes →
As a parent, do you have any goals? View Show Notes →
Our church surveys indicate that 75 percent of parents pray for their children, and only 35 percent pray with their children. View Show Notes →
At some point, your children will be exposed to people who don't share your values. View Show Notes →
If you were diagnosed with a life-threatening disease, would you change the way you're spending your time? View Show Notes →
Parents have the wonderful opportunity of preparing children to be a light to a dark world. View Show Notes →
God can provide more protection to our children than we as their parents can. View Show Notes →
Does your spouse know your most painful memories? View Show Notes →
It seems like teenagers have a knack for putting their parents' love to the test. View Show Notes →
Would you like to grow a spiritually strong family? Then make sure you're feeding them nutritious spiritual food. View Show Notes →
As a parent, you could be the source of your child's anger. View Show Notes →
In the midst of all your family's Christmas activities, whatever you do, don't forget Christ. View Show Notes →
When Jesus Christ is our Master, as Dr. Ray Stedman once said, The ship won't sink and the storm won't last forever. View Show Notes →
Now, I'm no seamstress, but I'm about to tell you how your marriage is like sewing a dress from a pattern." View Show Notes →
Nothing will pull a team apart like selfishness. View Show Notes →
Could I ask you a question? What do you want your last words to be? View Show Notes →
If you're a parent, I have a question for you. Are you living by the same standards that you've set for your children? View Show Notes →
Were your spirits ever lifted up by something someone said to you? View Show Notes →