The “One Flesh” Challenge by Barbara Rainey

Posted by on March 14, 2009 at 10:32 am

Barbara Rainey really hits the nail on the head here– This aspect of a man is really very important to him, and to neglect, punish or otherwise ignore ends up being something that most marriages die by… Ephesians 5:31 And the two shall become one flesh. As a wife, I believe the Bible calls me […]

Accepting Your Mate Unconditionally by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

Posted by on February 10, 2009 at 11:33 am

This is oh so timely in my life– a perfect illustration of Loving unconditionally. My only addition is that the prayer part be amended. Editor’s amendment applied. 1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear. Why is unconditional acceptance so important? Because if you accept only in part, […]

Super Glue Your Marriage by Dennis Rainey

Posted by on January 26, 2009 at 12:07 pm

If marriages are to succeed, Christians must do more than continue living by the 50/50 Plan. I groaned, “Honey, why don’t you turn off the lights tonight?” Barbara replied, “I thought you would because my dad always turned off the lights.” Suddenly, I was wide awake. It dawned on me why I had been suffering […]

The Macho Myth by Barbara Rainey

Posted by on January 21, 2009 at 7:03 am

The Rainey’s have another good one– My own personal experience can attest– I’ve felt loved when my spouse tells me how much she appreciates me (or shows me appreciation with affection or other attention). While it’s true we don’t need acknowledgment, we certainly thrive when we get it! Ephesians 5:33 Let the wife see to […]

Do Something of Value Tonight (Part Two) by Dennis and Barbara Rainey

Posted by on January 8, 2009 at 9:45 am

More on the same theme— What have you done (today) to spend time with the people you love (and NOT the work-place)…. Ephesians 5:17 So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. As the kids surrounded my car like a band of whooping Indians, screaming, “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy,” […]