Dennis Rainey is the President and CEO of FamilyLife, a subsidiary of Campus Crusade for Christ. Since the organization began in 1976, Dennis' leadership has enabled FamilyLife to grow into a dynamic and vital ministry that offers families blueprints for living godly lives.
Dennis has authored or co-authored more than two dozen books including the best selling Moments Together for Couples and Staying Close. He has also received two Golden Medallion Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Dennis serves as the senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series® which has sold over 2.5 million copies and has been translated into 47 languages.
A powerful and effective communicator, Dennis can be heard daily as co-host of the nationally syndicated radio program FamilyLife Today®. For his work in radio, Dennis was the recipient of the National Religious Broadcasters Radio Program of the Year Award twice. Dennis serves on the Board of Directors of FamilyLife and Dallas Theological Seminary. He has also served in the past as a member of the Board of Directors for the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
Dennis has spoken at numerous Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaways across the United States and internationally, but also for Promise Keepers events, YPO University, Fellowship Forum and at FamilyLife's I Still Do® and Rekindling the Romance® events. He has testified on family issues before Congress and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs.
Dennis earned a degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas and a master's degree in Biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He also holds an honorary doctorate from Trinity Evangelical University and Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.
Dennis and Barbara have been married since 1972 and love laughing with their six children and numerous grandchildren. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys helping Barbara in her garden, reading great books, and pursuing his passions for hunting and fishing.
You must read this book. Dennis spoke at a dinner that I attended a few years back - before this book was written. His daughter had recently married, and Dennis played a video clip from the ceremony. The clip focused on the tributes that the bride and groom gave to their parents. His daughter spoke of the deep love and respect that she had for her parents. And she went on to thank her dad for all of the father-daughter dates, and for loving her enough to INTERVIEW all of her dates. There was not a dry eye in the room. This book has been waiting to be written. I also recommend Passport 2 Purity by Dennis and Barbara Rainey.
This book helped me realize the most important job I have as a Dad of two daughters. I've often wondered what I would do when my daughter was ready to date - and now I know. His interviewing techniques are simple and easy for any Dad to do. I've used this once and the "interview" went so well for both me and the young man that I plan to use it everytime. One important thing you need to know is, you need to have a discussion with your daughter before hand. She needs to reguard you as her protector.
I wish this book had been around when my 2 daughters began dating. Unfortunately, it wasn't but now that it is available I bought so I could give it to my daughter who now has 2 beautiful daughters of her own. It will be helpful to her and her husband in dealing with the dating issue when it arrives. Dennis Rainey and his wife Barbara have both written books that are very helpful with lifes issues. DMeadors..Galt, CA
We are a long way off from dating, but it was great to learn new ways to approach things before they start. My husband was really impressed as well. We have passed this book to several friends as well.
I told my daughters from when they were small that when they dated, their dates would first have to date me. I learned this little rule from listening to a Tony Evans sermon on the matter. That's about all I had. I found this book after my first daughter had begun to date. Before that, I winged the "interview" (I called it a date) with the suiter from what I had learned over the years. I did okay. Had I read this book, I would have had a lot more to think about. I have it for my second daughter though!
I didn't agree with all the rules and guidelines that Rainey chose; each parent must draw the lines where they feel right. But on the whole, the book was filled with a great deal of wisdom.
It's also a really short book. Takes no time to read.