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Dennis Rainey

Do You Want Her?

September 20, 2017
00:00 1:30

Just a few days before our second anniversary, Barbara went into labor with our first child.  After 24 hours of watching the agony, I nearly passed out.  I had to take a short walk, and when I returned, I was just in time to put on my scrubs.  When the doctor delivered our daughter, it was a magnificent moment.  We were both lost in the wonder and miracle of birth.

At that point, the doctor could have said, "Well, do you want her?"  I could have pulled Barbara aside and said, "What do you think?  Her head is a little pointed."  Of course we didn't do that!  Through tears, we received our daughter as God's gift.

One final thought.  If you have been given the gift of a child, why don't you thank God for your son or your daughter tonight.  Pull him or pull her aside, and give 'em a big hug, and him or her how thankful you are for God's gift.

I'm Dennis Rainey, and that's Real Family Life.

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Dennis Rainey is a best-selling author, dynamic speaker, and cofounder of FamilyLife®, a ministry of Cru®. Under his leadership, FamilyLife grew to help marriages and families survive and thrive in more than 109 countries. Together he and his wife, Barbara, have spoken at over 150 FamilyLife Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways and authored or co-authored more than 35 books, including best-selling Moments Together for Couples and Staying Close. He is also the original daily host of the three-time award-winning radio program FamilyLife Today®. He and Barbara have been married since 1972 and love laughing with their six children and growing number of grandchildren. The Raineys still serve with Cru. You can follow their work at

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