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Dennis Rainey

Nobody's Fault

September 22, 2017
00:00 1:30

Although my wife and I technically had six children growing up in our home, occasionally we were visited by a seventh child named "Nobody." 

"Nobody" would do things like spill apple juice and peanut butter on the floor and then walk off and leave it.  When games and toys were strewn all over the floor, all six children would give Nobody the blame.  Of course, he never received credit for made beds or clean rooms.

I think our invisible child, "Nobody," is a reflection of the irresponsibility that we all can show from time to time.

One final thought.  Have you noticed a tendency in your own life to deny your faults?  When you have a disagreement, take responsibility for resolving it.  And when you make a mistake, admit it quickly.  Make sure there's not a "Nobody" living in your home.

I'm Dennis Rainey and that's Real FamilyLife.

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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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