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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What To Do When Overwhelmed

Today I am overwhelmed. My unplugged laptop had been set aside to fix another cup of coffee, water some plants, start and fold some laundry, and when I came back…

Newtown: Light in the Darkness

Sadly, once again, we as a nation of families and individuals are trying to make sense of the senseless.  Death always feels wrong, even in old age, but in children? …

To Botox or Not to Botox

That is the question. Or is it? Maybe it’s breast augmentation or a tummy tuck or an eye lift or weight loss surgery.  Women have come a long way from makeup and…

When Children Suffer Loss

Moms and dads are supposed to protect their children, but though we try really hard it just isn’t possible to keep them from harm.  It begins with skinned knees and…

Be The Mom!

Hooray and congrats to Tracey on the birth of her newest baby!  Her new book!  It has been said that writing a book is like giving birth to a baby…

The Best Pound Cake Ever

My youngest daughter has become the queen of pound cake bakers.  She was here last week and whipped up two loaf pans of warm goodness for her parents and siblings…

What Values Am I Modeling?

Dennis and I recently spent some time with our son Samuel, his wife, Stephanie, and their three beautiful children. Watching the two of them interact with these precious kids, especially their…

Reading Bedtime Stories to Teens

“Teens” is not a typo. I’m not talking about reading to toddlers, although I could write passionately about the value of reading to little ones. Today I want to challenge your…

“It’s not fair!”

We would be wealthy if we had a dollar for every time that phrase was uttered by our kids!  Of course we told them over and over and over, “Life…

The Gift of Radiation

Begrudgingly I walked into the Breast Center for my annual mammogram on April 1. “Why am I such a rule follower,” I asked myself as I waited my turn on…

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