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

Do you know what the "big three" sources of temptation are? They're the world, our selfishness, and the Devil. View Show Notes →
Do you respect your spouse? Does your spouse respect you? View Show Notes →
There's a lost art today. The lost art of Grandparenting. View Show Notes →
If you want a happy marriage, why don't you spend a little more time thinking about your spouse. View Show Notes →
Did you know that you can make a big difference in the success of a younger couple's marriage? View Show Notes →
Men, what's the most courageous thing you've ever done in all your life? View Show Notes →
Men, do you have Low? That's right, C, as in the letter C. View Show Notes →
Men, can you name your sons hero? View Show Notes →
Hey, dads, are your sons getting enough boy time? View Show Notes →
Men, listen up! Do you know which step you're standing on? View Show Notes →
The choices children make in junior high can have a lasting impact. View Show Notes →
Every day provides an opportunity to fill your wife's emotional tank. View Show Notes →
When a young man and a young woman walk down the aisle to get married, their relationship with their parents should change. View Show Notes →
What causes your family stress? View Show Notes →
Every chance you have to connect with your children is valuable. View Show Notes →
In my home, there were seven children growing up. Ashley, Benjamin, Samuel, Rebecca, Debra, Laura -- and a child named Nobody. View Show Notes →
I'm afraid that among most of us, thinking has become a lost art. View Show Notes →
Raising a child is more than a tough job. It's also a privilege. View Show Notes →
Has the romance in your marriage begun to cool? View Show Notes →
Training soldiers and training children have a lot in common. View Show Notes →