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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Happy 3rd Birthday, Molly!

On June 13, 2008, our daughter and her husband welcomed their first baby into this world. But it was not what any of us expected. Sweet Molly, who was full term…

How to Talk to Children about Disasters, Part 3

Editor’s Note: Read Part 1 Here, and Part 2 Here After falling in love at first sight, marrying eight days later, then moving to the new husband’s village, a young couple…

How to Talk to Children about Disasters, Part 2

Editor’s Note: Read How to Talk to Children about Disasters, Part 1 Here The spring of 2011 has been a season of weather disasters in the U.S. To all of…

Would You have Noticed Her?

She was moving directly toward us. My husband called my name and said, “Get the camera!” While we were standing on opposite sides of the narrow cobblestone street, he repeatedly…

How to Talk to Our Children about Disasters

Earthquakes, tsunamis, famine, tornados, and death — not topics of normal everyday conversations with children who wake up thinking about trucks and forts, fairy tales and parties. But sadly this…

Is God in Handcuffs?

My husband and I are currently praying faithfully for three couples who are in significant marital stress. Affairs are going on in all three. Our son told us about several friends of his,…

Conflict in Marriage is Like Peeling an Onion

Do you know the unwinnable game at your local kids’ pizza place — the one where the machine pops up cylinder-shaped objects that the contestant must beat back down as fast…

How to Find Support when Parenting Adopted Children

One of our six children is adopted. We brought her home from the hospital at three days old to several weeks of celebrations as we introduced our unexpected but long prayed-for addition…

Prayers for Egypt

Many of you who read MomLife Today are looking for survival tips for daily life in your home; surviving riots, looting, and church bombings isn’t on your radar, thankfully. What’s happening…

Tips for Romance

My husband is on Facebook. It was an affront to our 23-year-old daughter when he joined, and she let him know he was “too old” for this modern media format. He…

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