Monthly Archives: July 2009

Freebie Friday: Comparison Book Chart

We have found an excellent comparison chart giving a detailed overview of 30 books on the topic of marriage.   Most of the ones listed are books we recommend in our Best Cellars Room.  We thought this free chart would help … Continue reading

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How Do I Love Thee?

We have been taught a simple way to quickly evaluate how you’re doing with loving your spouse using Scripture as the standard.  Simply take 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and replace the word “love” with your name.  If any of these make … Continue reading

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The Letter “H”

This week we’re highlighting the letter “H” for our Alphabet Date night ideas.  We hope you’re enjoying the variety and selections so far.  I must admit, we’ve enjoyed doing the research.  Who knew there were so many great things to … Continue reading

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Good Monday To You!

We have been blessed with two more grandbabies in the last two weeks.  Needless to say, life is busy.  As a result we’re taking the next two days off from blogging.  Check back on Wednesday when our Alphabet Date night … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: Gift of Time

This week purpose to give your spouse the gift of time to do with as they wish.  How often life becomes so busy we neglect time alone for ourselves.  Now we’re not talking about selfishly pursuing me, me, me, to … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

Believe it or not, I haven’t felt very romantic lately.  Disappointments, unexpected news, interruptions, sickness, accidents – Life!  It happens to all of us at one time or another.  For some it can seem like a revolving door of trouble.  … Continue reading

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The Letter “G”

Last week I thoroughly enjoyed all that Tom planned for my “F” date weekend.  I turned “F”ifty, so he took it on himself to plan all my “F”avorites.  It was a wonderful time “F”illed with “F”antastic memories! So, we encourage … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Wondered…

…why God doesn’t just make your relationship better overnight? What happens in the messiness of relationships is that our hearts are revealed, our weaknesses are exposed, and we start coming to the end of ourselves.  Only when this happens do … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

Since it’s so hot in Florida this time of year…outdoor dates aren’t the most enjoyable, not to mention the risk of cancellations due to weather.  So, we thought we’d offer some great places to enjoy America’s favorite cold treat – … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: Fireproof, the Movie

This week we want to share with you a great opportunity to see the movie “Fireproof”.  It’s being shown free of charge at Metro Life Church’s Summer Film Festival.  If you haven’t seen this movie yet – it’s a must … Continue reading

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Old Vines Make The Best Wines

It’s a long held debate whether or not old vines truly do make the best wines, and how many years qualifies a vine for the term “old”.  Some say at least 50 years or more, others say over 25 is … Continue reading

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A Lifetime Of Love

John Newton is the author of the famous song, Amazing Grace, and the subject of a movie with the same title.  His story is one of redemption and worth emulating in our own lives.  We recently came across this letter … Continue reading

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The Letter “F”

Our Alphabet Date Night Challenge continues this week with the letter “F”.  Of course this is the week to have Fun, Fun, Fun! “F” Activities: Fishing – plan a fishing trip from a dock, on a lake or deep sea … Continue reading

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Watch Your Expectations

We are in a season of busyness and change – our third granddaughter was born Thursday, July 9th, and once again we’re having to adjust to a new normal. In only a few more days…our first grandson will arrive as … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

Before we offer this week’s events, we thought we’d help those who are tired of the same old restaurants.  Below is a list of several places that are reasonably priced and worth discovering in areas you may have never visited: … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: “Buy Local Orlando” Card

Did you know it pays to “Buy Local”?  Orlando is offering a free discount card that provides tons of discount savings in our local market.  The one we find the most valuable is 50% off the admission price to a … Continue reading

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Need To Relax?

We’ve found the perfect spot.  It’s called Relax Grill, and it’s conveniently located right on Lake Eola by the Swan Boat rentals.  They are nestled under the trees for plenty of shade during the day, and romantically lit at night … Continue reading

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The Letter “E”

In case you’re joining us mid-series…we are taking one letter of the alphabet each week and offering ideas for a wonderful date night built around that letter.  You can do this once a week for 26 weeks of great dates … Continue reading

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Sweethearts For A Lifetime

In their excellent book, Sweethearts For A Lifetime, Wayne A. and Carol Mack share the following practical helps to make Christ preeminent in our marriages: A right relationship with God does not just happen.  It is something that must be … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendars

The Dog Days of Summer began on July 3rd and last until August 11th.  Forty days in all, it’s considered the hottest part of the season.  However, romance should not take a back seat just because its hot outside.   Why … Continue reading

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