Dennis Rainey talks with Dr. Bill Cutrer, an OB-GYN and Professor of Christian Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and Dr. Mark Povich, an advocate of Natural Family Planning who practices family medicine in Michigan, about the spiritual issues men and women need to consider when choosing a birth control method.
William Cutrer, M.D., was a licensed obstetrician/gynecologist, a certified Christian sex therapist, an expert in reproductive technologies, and an ordained minister. He served as the C. Edwin Gheens Professor of Christian Ministry, and Director, Gheens Center for Family Ministry at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He also served on the faculty of The Institute for Sexual Wholeness, staffed the clinic at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and was at one time the medical director of A Woman’s Choice Clinic. Prior to that, he served as an area director for the Christian Medical and Dental Associations in the Southwest. Dr. Cutrer received his M.D. degree from the University of Kentucky, followed by a master's degree in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.
Dr. Cutrer died in 2013.
Dr. Mark Povich graduated from Alma College in Michigan, attended medical school at Michigan State University and did his residency in family medicine in Lansing.
Then it was goodbye to Michigan, for a while anyway, and hello Minot, North Dakota to fulfill his US Air Force obligation.
Born and raised in Saginaw, Dr. Povich was happy to return to his home state, eventually joining the OSF family in 1995. "I love establishing long-term relationships and caring for people," he says. "Many of the babies I delivered I now see as teens."
As Medical Staff President, Dr. Povich divides his time between seeing patients and performing administrative duties. He directs the medical staff at our various clinics, works together with them to improve quality and is active in recruiting new physicians. "It keeps me going!" he says.
Dr. Povich and his wife Carol met in college and have been married for over 35 years. They are the parents of nine children, ranging in age from 33 to 13.
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.