Family Life Today
Early Years of Marriage01/29/15
Scripture tells us that "by wisdom a house is built." Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about their early years of marriage and their transition to their new home in Colorado to take on new assignments with Campus Crusade. Reminiscing about their past,...
Courtship and Marriage
Barbara Rainey knew God had called her to Himself, and she was content to be single. But when Barbara was sent to help out the staff office of Campus Crusade for Christin Ft. Worth, Texas, and ran into Dennis Rainey again, something new began to take...
The College Years
Time doesn't stand still, and neither do our lives. Barbara Rainey talks about student life at the University of Arkansas and the events that lead to meeting fellow student Dennis Rainey, who would later become her husband. Though Barbara's major was...
Teen Years-Finding Your Purpose
Like a book, each life is made up of chapters. All this week Barbara Rainey allows us a peek into chapters of her life and tells us how she adjusted and kept her priorities in place in each season. Beginning with her early years, Barbara recalls her...
The Significance of Marriage
Marriage was created to be more than a mere social construct. The covenantal relationship of marriage was created to reflect our covenant relationship with Christ. Dr. Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, emphasizes the...
Importance of Family Stability
The culture is frequently undermining the importance of an intact family-mom, dad, and all the kids living together. But even secular sociologists acknowledge the fact that the stability of an intact family has a far-reaching ripple effect on the...
Parenting as a Calling
God has a divine purpose in mind when He calls us to be parents. Dennis Rainey says when he and his wife, Barbara, were first planning their family, he wrongly assumed God was giving them children to raise. But after years of parenting, he realized...
Great Marriage Means Lavish Forgiveness
It is impossible to experience marriage as God designed it without being liberal and lavish in forgiveness. In today's second installment of lessons he's learned throughout his 40 years of marriage, Dennis Rainey sharesthis and other principles with...
Moving Past Rookie Errors
In the first few years of his marriage to Barbara, Dennis Rainey made a lot of what he calls "rookie errors."After celebrating 40 years of marriage, Dennis passes along the first 10 of 40 lessons he learned to students at Southern Theological Seminary...
Best Gifts for Husbands
What are some of the greatest gifts a wife can give her husband? Crawford Loritts shares some of the most important things a husband needs from his wife.
Best Gifts for Wives
What are some of the greatest gifts a husband can give his wife? Karen Loritts shares some very important things a husband can do for his wife that will make her feel cherished, and will ultimately strengthen their relationship.
Redemption and Repentance
Are you controlling? Are you married to a controlling man? If so, there is help for you. Ron Welch, an associate professor of counseling at Denver Seminary, and his wife, Jan, talk about the challenges their marriage faced before Ron found help for...
Realizing There's a Problem
What is the underlying reason for controlling behavior? Fundamentally, it's insecurity. Ron Welch describes the psychological profiles of a controlling husband and his wife. Ron and his wife, Jan, explain how the truth of the gospel is healing their...
What Every Woman Needs to Know
Sometimes life gives you a wake up call. Ron and Jan Welch recall their first anniversary when Jan told him that his controlling behavior was making her feel like a bird in a golden cage. Even though she passionately loved him, Jan got tired of having...
The Best Practices of Headship
Dr. Robert Lewis, founder and pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, encourages men to boldly lead their families. Find out the three best things a man can do to fill the leadership role at home.
Why Marital Roles Are Important
Are roles in marriage really necessary? Dr. Robert Lewis, pastor-at-large of Fellowship Bible Church and author of the best-seller Rocking the Roles, lists the various symptoms that result when marital roles are non-existent or poorly defined.
Meeting Your Family's Needs
Being a husband and father isn't easy. It often requires that you do the hard thing. Rod Hairston, pastor of Messiah Community Church, and his bride of more than 23 years, Sheri, tell Dennis Rainey what they are doing to raise the next generation to...
Protecting the Woman in Your Life
Are you protecting your wife and children? Dennis Rainey talks with Rod and Sheri Hairston about a man's assignment to love and care for his family, especially when it comes to helping his children navigate relationships with the opposite sex.
Creating a Safe Marriage
Does your wife feel safe with you? Pastor Rod Hairston, former chaplain to the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, and his wife, Sheri, tell how a man "covers" his wife emotionally, financially, and spiritually. By meeting his wife's needs, a husband creates a...
Michael and Hayley DiMarco, CEOs and founders of Hungry Planet, talk about Michael's descent into a gambling addiction and the felony that finally got his attention and turned his life around.
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