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Dennis Rainey

That Lovin' Feelin'

September 25, 2017
00:00 1:30

I once heard a story about a woman who told her counselor, "I don't love my husband anymore."  Well, after hearing about all the things her husband wasn't doing, the counselor said, "For the next month, I want YOU to do for HIM everything you say he is not doing for you.  Then I want you to come back and see me."  Convinced this wouldn't work, the wife committed to doing what the counselor had requested.

Well, a month went by and the woman returned.  "So," said the counselor, "tell me about your lack of love for your husband."  The wife exclaimed, "I've never been more in love with my husband in all my life!  When I started doing what you told me to do, all of my feelings for my husband came back again!"

One final thought.  If that sounds a little too simplistic, I have a challenge for you.  Why don't you try it?  Prove me wrong.  Who knows, maybe your feelings will return, too.

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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