Barbara Rainey

Barbara Rainey

Barbara Rainey is the Co-Founder of FamilyLife, the Founder of Ever Thine Home, mother of six and a grandmother to over 20 – 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.


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Barbara Shares a “Stress Paralyzed” MOMent

You’ve been there, right? You look around at all that needs to be done, you look around at the little faces that depend on you, and you think, There’s no…

Small Lies Are Telling

This morning I saw a tweet from my son, and I always read what my sons post on twitter. Ben linked to an article and said in his tweet, “something I…

Honoring Your Parents

My mother, Jean Peterson, laid a strong foundation for the woman I am today. To honor the investment that she has made in me and to express my gratitude for…

Encouragement for Weary Moms

When I was in my middle 30s, I was swamped by children: six of them. The oldest was 10 or 11, the youngest maybe 12 months old. While I was…

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….

A Billboard That Hurts Women and Children

Over President’s Day weekend in February a new billboard ad popped up in our city on Interstate 30, which carries heavy local and cross-state traffic. Most billboards are rather innocuous,…

Candace Cameron Bure and the Latest Firestorm About “Submission”

We should not be surprised when a fire starts from a bed of coals.  And in our culture, a firestorm erupts whenever a Bible-believing Christian talks about roles in marriage….

A Southern Cornbread Recipe from Barbara

When my sweet mother married my father, following him north 600 miles for his career, everything familiar faded in the rearview mirror of their 1948 Ford sedan. Southern cooking, southern…

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…

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…

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