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Join Dennis Rainey, Bob Lepine and leading experts for daily help and encouragement as they discuss marriage and family issues from a biblical perspective.

Join Dennis Rainey, Bob Lepine and leading experts for daily help and encouragement as they discuss marriage and family issues from a biblical perspective.
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Little Rock, AR


Family Life


Join Dennis Rainey, Bob Lepine and leading experts for daily help and encouragement as they discuss marriage and family issues from a biblical perspective.




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Remembering the Pilgrims

Pilgrims. Who were they, really? Tracy McKenzie, professor of history at Wheaton College, and Barbara Rainey take us back to the 1600s to the village of Scrooby, the birthplace of a sect of the Puritans called the Pilgrims. It was here, they tell us, that the Pilgrims first planned their exodus from England to Holland, and eventually, Massachusetts. Find out more about these people and their incredible journey.

Duration: 00:27:00

Bedrock Beliefs Become Life Messages

For Dennis Rainey, life messages are not clever marketing decisions. They are bedrock beliefs founded on Scripture that he has lived out in ever increasing measure over more than four decades of ministry. Today we'll explore key themes from Dennis' life, including five key steps to manhood, the meaning of courage, and the power of the fifth commandment.

Duration: 00:25:05

A Wife's Quiet Influence

Barbara Rainey has exerted a quiet influence over the life of her husband for more than four decades. Take a peek into key moments where Barbara's influence translated into very real and life changing choices for the ministry of FamilyLife, from championing the unique role of women in marriage to living out adoption as a personal value.

Duration: 00:26:00

Parenting, Rainey Style

Raising children in a world where the limelight is ever-present can be unwelcome and unhelpful. Fortunately for Dennis and Barbara Rainey, the remedy was simple and effective. Live humbly and openly, and don't pressure your kids to be anything other than who they are. Join us for a look back at parenting, Rainey style.

Duration: 00:28:36

Quietly Pursuing a Dream

For almost a decade, the Green family has been quietly pursuing a dream. Their dream? To build a museum in the heart of our nation's capitol that exalts and explains the profound influence of the Bible both on our national consciousness and on the history of world civilization. That dream has been realized as the doors open at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, shares the story behind the Museum of the Bible live on location at the grand...

Duration: 00:25:52

The Vital Role of Challenging Work

Are your chilldren growing up, or are they just getting older? Senator Ben Sasse from Nebraska says there's a vital difference, and in many cases that difference can be measured by the thickness of the calluses on your children's hands. Senator Sasse explores the vital role that challenging work plays in the formation of healthy adults in a special live broadcast from the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.

Duration: 00:24:54

The DNA of Adulthood

When it comes to raising our children to become, healthy functional adults, a "DNA of adulthood" is necessary. Ben Sasse, U.S. Senator for Nebraska, explains how that DNA is rapidly disappearing from our culture, and that the skills required for adulthood that we once assumed would transfer automatically must now be deliberately re-taught to an entire generation.

Duration: 00:25:09

Why Names Matter

Ready or not, here they come! The holidays, that is. Barbara Rainey and her daughter Laura Rainey Dries tell how they plan on preparing their homes, and their hearts, for Christmas.

Duration: 00:24:54

Traditions are Like Family Glue

Barbara Rainey and her daughter Laura Rainey Dries discuss fun ideas to help keep Christ at the center of your family celebrations. From hanging ornaments that beautifully reflect the names of Christ to beginning new Christmas traditions, Rainey and Dries tell what they do to keep the holidays meaningful.

Duration: 00:24:54

Men Who Marked the Ministry

Hear from the people who directly influenced Dennis Rainey, and consequently the entire ministry of FamilyLife: Josh McDowell, Howard Hendricks, Chuck Colson, and Bill Bright.

Duration: 00:32:59

Fresh Voices, Timeless Truth

Every generation needs fresh new leaders and thinkers to point people to God's Word. Find out more from prominent leaders Francis Chan, J.D. Greear, Jen Wilkin, and David Platt.

Duration: 00:26:37

Beyond the Platform

Biblical truth should affect how you live every season of your life. Whether you're trusting God with your singleness or deciding what you do in retirement, it all matters to God. Learn more from John Piper, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Alistair Begg, and James Dobson.

Duration: 00:30:20

Preachers and Teachers

The only two things that will last forever are God's Word and people's souls. Therefore, studying and teaching the Bible is of great importance. Hear from noted bible teachers Chuck Swindoll, Kay Arthur, John MacArthur, and Tony Evans.

Duration: 00:28:33

Crooners and Coaches

Influential voices in our culture carry weight that is seen and unseen. Singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, songwriter Paul Overstreet, and coaches John Wooden and Tony Dungy share how their faith in God was a springboard to an influential platform in their respective spheres of influence.

Duration: 00:30:21

Thanksgiving Happys

Whether you prefer your turkey deep fried, baked, or smoked, it's just one more reason to grab your loved ones and head home for a Thanksgiving feast. Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane remind listeners that it's not about favorite recipes but rather about getting people together to enjoy and remember all of God's blessings. Lane, a mother of two, also talks about her family's journey with her daughter Annie, who was born with half a heart.

Duration: 00:26:01

Gather 'Round

Thanksgiving is about gathering together to remember God's many blessings. Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane talk about what they do on a typical Thanksgiving holiday. Lane fondly recalls the annual reunion at her Nana's house in Oklahoma, and Rainey remembers the fun her family had reminiscing about their favorite teachers and other things at the family dinner table.

Duration: 00:28:16

Ready for Relationships

What do our teens need to know about love? John Majors, author of the book "True Identity," recalls his own awkward encounters with the opposite sex when he was 13, and admits he had no concept of what dating was all about. Majors encourages parents to talk to their teens about dating, as well as helping their kids find their purpose.

Duration: 00:26:04

Understanding Gender Identity

Author John Majors coaches parents on how to instill a strong gender identity in their sons and daughters. Majors believes it needs to start with a clear understanding of manhood and womanhood as outlined in Scripture. As they study God's Word, teens can discover the primary calling of each gender.

Duration: 00:25:34

Transitioning to Adolescence

Becoming a teenager is a big transition because so many new experiences are on the horizon. In his new book, "True Identity," writer John Majors explains to teens what they're likely to face. Majors shares that the first thing a newbie teen is likely to question is his identity. Parents can help their sons and daughters by pointing them to Scripture and by offering plenty of encouragement.

Duration: 00:24:54

Motivation and Manifestation of Love

Kevin DeYoung talks about the "Three M's of Love" according to the Bible. DeYoung describes the motivation and manifestation of love.

Duration: 00:29:18

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