Barbara Rainey

Barbara Rainey is the Co-Founder of FamilyLife, the mother of six and a grandmother to 18 – she is also a mentor and friend to countless women in the United States and abroad. She is a gifted communicator – and artist – who has created, and continues to create, resources that help parents and children connect and impress on their hearts the truth of God’s word. Barbara is the Titus 2 woman we all long to spend time learning from and will embolden you to spend time in the word and be a world changer, while prioritizing family – she will inspire and empower!

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Forget the Bunnies

Rabbits, eggs, candy, and chicks have nothing to do with Easter. Nothing. Really. We Christians have creatively found meaning in eggs—they represent new life. An empty shell, the empty tomb. With FamilyLife’s Resurrection Eggs® children learn the Easter story through a familiar tradition of the egg hunt. But Paul famously said when he became an Continue »

What Day Is Easter?

The answer: April 20, 2014 The challenge: Easter can get away from us, especially when it is later in the year. Our schedules are full. There are prom dresses to buy. Graduation parties to plan for. Weddings to attend. And white pants waiting to be worn … well truth be told, I’ve worn mine already. Continue »

Fuel for Your Marriage

by Dennis and Barbara Rainey Have you ever read a story about how a couple got engaged? We’ve come across some real winners! One man proposed to his girlfriend, a kindergarten teacher, by making an announcement over the school’s public address system during class. Another pre-recorded his proposal and arranged for it to be aired Continue »

An Antidote for Stress

There is one simple but profound reality that might have made a big difference for me as a mother … if I had the wisdom and maturity to have grasped it when I was swimming in children, chores, and Cheerios. I’ll explain why I say only “might” later. Just a few months ago I learned Continue »

Being Normal

I received a note from a good friend who is reading the book Susan Yates and I wrote, Barbara and Susan’s Guide to the Empty Nest. She wrote, “Read more of the book last night and am so glad I did. I really drank in the chapter on loneliness. Between ministry and life stages I was so Continue »