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 retired from FamilyLife in 2017.

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Here's a scary thought. Your home should become a teenage hangout. View Show Notes →
Have you read any good books with your children lately? View Show Notes →
You don't keep score against your own teamates. View Show Notes →
When was the last time you shared your faith? View Show Notes →
There's something every husband and wife can do to make decision making a lot easier for their family. View Show Notes →
Even as adults, some people are still afraid to go into the attic. View Show Notes →
From time to time, I think every parent worries that they're being too strict. View Show Notes →
(Pressure Sound Effects, "Warning! Warning!") Sometimes the pressure in life builds to the point that we feel like we're about to burst! View Show Notes →
Many singles fear, "I may never get married!!" View Show Notes →
So... can you laugh at yourself in a blended family? Laughter just might be the stress-relief you need. View Show Notes →
Debt can seriously hamper a family's future. View Show Notes →
What are you doing to build your mate's self esteem? View Show Notes →
When people look at your marriage, are they seeing the love of God? View Show Notes →
It can be hard for a busy mom to develop friendships with other women. View Show Notes →
Okay, parents, listen up. What would you do if your teenager came home from school with a ring in his nose and his hair was dyed orange? View Show Notes →
Are you and your spouse using the same blueprints to build your home? View Show Notes →
In the race of life, are you on track to cross the finish line? View Show Notes →
How does your spouse show love to you? View Show Notes →
Some people believe that fasting is something they used to do in Bible times, but it's not for Christians today. I disagree. View Show Notes →
What guides all those little decisions that you make every day? View Show Notes →