Monthly Archives: May 2009

Rainy Date Ideas

The rainy season is upon us, and this can put a real damper on a planned date (pun intended).  So, why not plan a date with the rain in mind?  Here are some great ideas to do when it’s raining! … Continue reading

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Know This!

One of our favorite resources for Christian marriages is the first edition of the book, Love That Lasts, by Gary and Betsy Ricucci. (It is no longer available, but their new edition is).  In it they make this point: “A … Continue reading

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Ten Commandments for Better Communication

Communication is the foundation of all marriage relationships – the key is establishing a good and strong foundation that will support your relationship through all difficulties.  Those who lack good communication skills find their days are full of bumps and … Continue reading

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Looking for Culture?

Thursday, May 21st starting at 6p to 8p, The Heritage Center Museum located in the heart of old Winter Park will be hosting an Open House that is free to the public.  This event is in conjunction with Third Thursday … Continue reading

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Highland Manor Restaurant

Many of you may remember Townsend’s Plantation in Apopka.  It closed years ago and reopened as The Captain and The Cowboy.  After this restaurant was forced to close by the city of Apopka, a new favorite has arrived – The … Continue reading

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Romantic Technology

We literally have the world at our fingertips!  There are hundreds of ways to harness this power to cultivate romance with your spouse. I remember back when beepers were what every working man carried on his hip to stay connected.  … Continue reading

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New Fireproof Page

We want to highlight a new page we’ve added to our Vineyard.  It’s called “Fireproof Your Marriage”, and includes the 40 Day Love Dare Challenge.  (Look for the tab above).  We offered this challenge to our readers in February 2009, … Continue reading

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Boredom Breakers

Last night Tom and I went to a new restaurant.  We both commented it felt as if we were far away from home because of the new surroundings and cozy atmosphere.  So it can be with our dates.  We find … Continue reading

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What Is Biblical Fellowship?

We recently heard it said that Christian married couples who have been happily married for many years usually have one thing in common — they share biblical fellowship regularly.  What is biblical fellowship?  It is communicating with your spouse openly … Continue reading

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Contest Winner!

We are pleased to announce the winner of our Romanticize Your Bedroom Contest.  Drum roll, please…. Congratulations to Danny and Nikki Roberts who did an outstanding job making their bedroom a romantic oasis where they can relax and unwind.   Below … Continue reading

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Cultivating Romance

A beautiful garden doesn’t come together and look great all by itself.  It takes planning, plowing, digging and planting.  It takes watering, weeding and pruning.  And it takes harvesting and reseeding to keep the crops coming back year after year.  … Continue reading

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Contest Is Closed!

We hope our Romanticize Your Bedroom Contest inspired you to look differently at how you keep your bedroom safe from the clutter of everyday life.  This must become a daily habit, not an annual project in order for romance to … Continue reading

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