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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So many people chase after a fantasy, only to be surprised when reality kicks in. View Show Notes →
Peer pressure is not always bad. View Show Notes →
What are you doing today that will have the greatest impact on the future? View Show Notes →
How do you know your children are obeying you? View Show Notes →
What's the most significant thing you've done today? Now take a second and think about it. View Show Notes →
A lack of communication can literally lead to death. View Show Notes →
Is there anyone in your life willing to look you in the eye and ask, "Are you clean?" View Show Notes →
Do you realize that your son or daughter could change the world? View Show Notes →
When we give people words of encouragement, we are saying we think they're valuable. View Show Notes →
Teenage daughters need their dads, and teenage sons need their moms. View Show Notes →
What do you do when your children have a nightmare? View Show Notes →
You give something valuable to your child when you teach him to give to others. View Show Notes →
Dads, listen up. You may not ever set foot in a seminary, but did you know that you're a pastor? View Show Notes →
Is there any static keeping you from communicating with your spouse? View Show Notes →
When is the last time your family sat down for dinner together? View Show Notes →
Yep, did you hear that, it's time to head back to school. View Show Notes →
I've got a question for you. Is your child a hard worker? View Show Notes →
You could be used to help keep a troubled marriage together. View Show Notes →
Procrastination moves us toward unfulfilled lives. View Show Notes →
What have your children taught you recently? View Show Notes →