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Dennis Rainey

I Love It When …

September 15, 2017
00:00 1:30

Those ARE pretty special times.  Having children is one of the highest callings God has ever given Barbara and me.  There's no sweeter refrain than being called "Daddy" or "Mommy."  There's no more noble mission in all of life than wholeheartedly embracing the privilege of shaping the soul of a little boy or a little girl for the rest of their lives.  I doubt that at the end of your life, you could name a single thing that surpasses or even approaches the grand calling of being a parent.  It is indeed one of the highest and most holy callings of life.

One final thought.  If you're not already doing so, begin praying about your family together as a couple.  Ask God to enlarge your heart for children.  Ask Him to bless your marriage with children, and to give you wisdom in raising them.

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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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