Relating to Your Adult Children

You’ll have a relationship with your children throughout their lives, but the rules will change as they reach adulthood. Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about relating to your children once they leave the nest.

What should you do when your adult child is in a crisis? How much advice and help do you give? Dennis and Barbara Rainey tell parents what they need as they relate to their adult children in crisis. View Show Notes →
How do you relate to your adult children once they've said, "I do"? Dennis and Barbara Rainey offer some wise counsel for maintaining healthy and vital relationships with your children after they've married. View Show Notes →
Parenting young adults can be tricky. Dennis and Barbara Rainey, parents of six adult children, give sound advice for relating to your grown children. View Show Notes →
It isn't easy watching your sons and daughters go from dependent children to independent adults. Dennis and Barbara Rainey tell parents how to relate to their children after they've left the nest. View Show Notes →
You'll have a relationship with your children throughout their lives, but the rules will change as they reach adulthood. Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about relating to your children once they leave the nest. View Show Notes →

Meet Series Guests

Dennis and Barbara Rainey

Dennis and Barbara Rainey cofounded FamilyLife®, a ministry of Cru®. Their 43+ years of leadership enabled FamilyLife to grow into a dynamic and vital ministry in more than 109 countries. Together they have spoken at over 150 Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways and authored or co-authored more than 35 books, including best-selling Moments Together for Couples, Staying Close, A Symphony in the Dark, and Barbara’s most recent, Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife.

A dynamic communicator, Dennis was the original host of the nationally-syndicated FamilyLife Today® radio program. During his tenure on the program, FamilyLife Today was recipient of the National Religious Broadcasters Radio Program of the Year Award three times. Dennis has also spoken for Promise Keepers stadium events, YPO University Fellowship Forum, and FamilyLife’s I Still Do® arena events. He has testified on family issues before Congress and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs as an ambassador for marriages and families.

After faithfully serving alongside Dennis both in ministry and at home, Barbara launched a new endeavor called Ever Thine Home® in 2011. This line of home décor with interactive content helps families express faith at home in a way that is both biblical and beautiful.

Dennis and Barbara have been married since 1972 and love laughing with their six children and impressive number of grandchildren. They live near Little Rock, Arkansas and continue to serve with Cru, FamilyLife’s parent organization.

Shelby Abbott

Shelby is a Philadelphia-based author, podcast/radio host, public speaker, and campus minister. His passion for ministry has led him to speak at churches and college campuses all over the United States. He has authored the books DoubtLess: Because Faith is Hard, What’s the Point?, Pressure Points: A Guide to Navigating Student Stress, Jacked, and I Am a Tool (To Help With Your Dating Life), as resources for your heart.

Ann Wilson

Dave and Ann Wilson are the authors of Vertical Marriage: The One Secret That Will Change Your Marriage (2019) and No Perfect Parents: Ditch Expectations, Embrace Reality, and Discover the One Secret That Will Change Your Parenting (2021).

Additionally, they are touring speakers, as well as the radio hosts of the nationally syndicated radio show, Family Life Today. But it’s their singular passion for enriching lives through spreading the Word and wisdom of God that truly defines them.