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.

Episodes appearing in

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 →
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 →
No matter how good your marriage is, I'll bet you could use a little more romance. View Show Notes →
Okay! Time for a pop quiz! Are you ready? Please list the Ten Commandments. View Show Notes →
You and your spouse got married because you had so much in common, didn't you? Ever wonder what happened? View Show Notes →
Children play hide and seek as a game. Adults can play hide and seek out of fear. View Show Notes →
Men, did you know there is romantic power when you use gentle words to speak to your wives? View Show Notes →
This Valentine's Day, let me tell you about a love relationship that began a long, long time ago. View Show Notes →
Sex symbol? Or great lover? Which one do you want to be? View Show Notes →
Men, are you communicating love to your wives? View Show Notes →
When every direction seems confusing, how do you know where to go? View Show Notes →
The beautiful people on TV and the movies don't look quite as good up close. View Show Notes →
Now tell the truth. Why did you get married? Seriously. Was it for sex? Romance? Security? To have children? Why did you get married? View Show Notes →
Let me ask you a question. If I walked into your house today, would I be able to tell what your family really believes? View Show Notes →