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Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 40 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.
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Monthly Archives: December 2009
We’ve all heard the saying, but tonight we’ll get to experience the first New Year’s Eve Blue Moon in 19 years! A blue moon has nothing to do with the color of the moon – it simply defines the second … Continue reading
It’s hard to believe another decade is coming to an end! We’ll soon be calling the year “Twenty Ten”, instead of “Two-Thousand Nine”. With small children it’s difficult to plan a night out on New Year’s. While our children were … Continue reading
Consider Your Ways was originally posted on December 28, 2008. It provides great questions to ask as the New Year approaches.
I’m actually inspired to post “live” about the events taking place in Central Florida this week. It’s amazing how refreshed you can feel after a little R & R and a good cup of hot cocoa! 🙂 Enjoy this week … Continue reading
From December 9th, 2008 – This post provides some great ideas for starting your own Christmas traditions as a couple. They’re worth repeating!
Our computer has been experiencing technical difficulties requiring us to go to Borders to post. This has been a “time” challenge especially this time of year. So, in order to serve you, we’ve decided to take a look back over the first … Continue reading
We recently watched one of our favorite Christmas movies: It’s A Wonderful Life. In it George Bailey faces enormous pressures from his work that affects his entire family. He becomes so depressed he wishes he had never been born. The … Continue reading
Over half a year ago we started posting our Alphabet Date Night ideas, and we can’t believe the sun is setting on this series! It has been fun exploring the alphabet world in search of creative ideas for special times … Continue reading
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” or so the song goes. But is it really? I have found often times this time of year is full of trouble – the kind that is unavoidable, which leads to a … Continue reading
The Twelve Days of Christmas have officially begun. Actually the Twelve Days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day and end on January 5th. However, it can be very romantic to do a countdown to Christmas and since 12 is a … Continue reading
Since tomorrow is the 12th of December, and since we don’t post on the weekends, we have decided to offer our monthly give away today! Have we mentioned that we love this part of our blog? It’s so much fun … Continue reading
My husband had a very hectic and difficult day today. I had a hectic and difficult day as well. Normally Tom looks forward to coming home to relax. However, our home is in the middle of some major renovations – … Continue reading
“Y” ACTIVITIES: Yard Sale – spend a morning going to yard sales and then stop for breakfast. Yesterday – recreate a special event from the yesterdays of your relationship. Yellowstone and Yosemite National Parks – watch a documentary about these … Continue reading
We love the musical Fiddler on the Roof, and one of our favorite songs is, Tradition! There’s something about doing meaningful things over and over again that brings stability and security to a relationship. I started a traditional Christmas gift … Continue reading
Christmas is in the air and so is romance! In the midst of all the shopping, decorating and baking be sure to plan a special time together. It is one of the most romantic times of the year! Make the … Continue reading
Amazon.com is offering free music downloads to help you celebrate the season. They’ll provide one free download each day until Christmas! So, check it out and make the most of this amazing offer!
We have shared with you the excellent daily e-mail devotional titled, “Moments Together for Couples”, by Dennis and Barbara Rainey. As the year draws to a close they provide some excellent thoughts in today’s reading: Rebuilding the WallsNehemiah 1:3,4 “The … Continue reading
This week our letter is a bit more challenging, since very few words actually begin with the letter X, and those that do are scientific or medical terms – hardly the romantic springboard! So we’re going to broaden this letter … Continue reading