Dennis Rainey

Dennis Rainey cofounded FamilyLife®, a ministry of Cru®. Since the organization began in 1976 through 2017, Dennis’ leadership enabled FamilyLife to grow into a dynamic and vital ministry in more than 109 countries around the world helping families discover the joy God intended for their relationships with God, spouse, and kids.

Dennis has authored or co-authored more than 35 books, including best-selling Moments Together for Couples and Staying Close and has received two Golden Medallion Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. In addition, he served as the senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series®, which has sold over 3 million copies and has been translated into 47 languages.

A powerful and effective communicator, Dennis hosted the nationally-syndicated radio program FamilyLife Today® through early 2019 on more than 1,300 radio outlets in all 50 states. During his tenure on the program, FamilyLife Today was recipient of the National Religious Broadcasters Radio Program of the Year Award three times. Dennis serves on the Board of Directors of Dallas Theological Seminary.

Dennis and Barbara have been married since 1972 and love laughing with their six children and growing number of grandchildren. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys helping Barbara in their garden, reading great books, and pursuing his passions for hunting and fishing. They live near Little Rock, Arkansas and continue to serve with Cru, FamilyLife’s parent organization.

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Is there such a thing as Absolute Truth? View Show Notes →
Have you seen any good bumper stickers lately? View Show Notes →
According to the dictionary, a mnemonic device is "anything assisting or intending to assist memory." I could use that about now, how about you? View Show Notes →
It's really easy for a teenager's schedule to get way out of control. View Show Notes →
Why does it seem that commitment in marriage is so rare today? View Show Notes →
Nobody wants it, but everyone either has it…or will have it. I'm talking about suffering. View Show Notes →
Your family may be more important than you realize. View Show Notes →
Parents, do you really know your children's friends? View Show Notes →
Do your children have a Hollywood's view of alcohol abuse, or a realistic one? View Show Notes →
Your kids may grow up to be just like you. Is that an encouraging thought or a sobering one? View Show Notes →
Mind if I get on my soap box for a minute? It has to do with the word "commitment". View Show Notes →
What types of things create a restful atmosphere for your family? View Show Notes →
It's possible to live with someone, without truly knowing them. View Show Notes →
When people look at your marriage, are they seeing the love of God? View Show Notes →
It can be hard for a busy mom to develop friendships with other women. View Show Notes →
Okay, parents, listen up. What would you do if your teenager came home from school with a ring in his nose and his hair was dyed orange? View Show Notes →
Are you and your spouse using the same blueprints to build your home? View Show Notes →
In the race of life, are you on track to cross the finish line? View Show Notes →
How does your spouse show love to you? View Show Notes →
It's easy to have the wrong perspective of small, annoying circumstances. View Show Notes →