Monthly Archives: February 2010

Perfect Harmony

We decided to post a bonus this Saturday, since we’ve just celebrated 31 years – this couple has been married exactly twice as long – 62 years!  Watch how they harmonize and make it look adorable!  Although he knocks her … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: A Kiss

When was the last time you kissed your spouse – we mean really gave them a long, unexpected one?   Well, this is our assignment for the weekend.  Are you ready and willing?  Here’s the deal: It has to be an … Continue reading

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Change of Plans

I know we mentioned we were going to continue our discussion about the effect words have on marriage today.  However, I’ve decided to whisk my wife away to celebrate our anniversary (Wednesday night), which left us no time to offer … Continue reading

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Project 52: Alphabet Memories

This past weekend we were heading home from a wonderful week away.  We had about 10 hours of driving together with not much to talk about since we’d spent 10 days together alone.  We had talked about everything that mattered … Continue reading

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Refuge From The Hurt of Tongues

“The gift of speech is one of the noblest that God has given to man. It was meant to be loving, true, wise, enriching, and full of blessing. God gave us our tongues that with them we might speak to … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

We just returned from a wonderfully refreshing, albeit, FREEZING time away!  Tom grew up in upstate New York and has seen his share of snow.  I, on the other hand, was born and raised in Florida.  Snow is something sprayed … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: Marriage And The Mercy of God

We mentioned a couple of weeks ago our privilege to attend a wonderful marriage conference being held at our church.  There were four sessions in all titled: When Sinners Say ‘I Do’ – Sin When Sinners Say ‘I Do’ – … Continue reading

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A Timely Word…

It’s so good to have time away together to reconnect as a couple.  It has been a challenging couple of weeks for us, schedule-wise, so we want to share with you something that hopefully will help you in your relationship … Continue reading

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Project 52: Favorite Things

This week we’re away to celebrate our anniversary.  For our Project 52 Date we decided to have a day of all our favorite things. For Tom that was easy – being outdoors in the cold and snow, going for a … Continue reading

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Freedom To Fail

Greetings from the high country of North Carolina!  It is snowing “buckets” outside – something I have only seen a few times in my life, and never like this!!!  It is beautiful, but since we don’t have a 4WD vehicle, … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day

We don’t normally post on the weekend, but since we’re away on vacation in the mountains, and it’s really cold and snowing outside, we have the time and decided to offer a few last minute ideas for those who may … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: Master Bedroom Redux Finale

Well, here we are – the final day of our Master Bedroom Redux just in time for Valentine’s Day.  I hope you have found our assignments helpful and manageable.  Let’s look back at what we’ve accomplished so far: We practiced … Continue reading

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Pirates of our Union

I know that is a strange title, but you’ll see what we mean.  To continue from our post on Tuesday, we want to explore those things that nip away the romance from our marriage.  We eluded to them then, but … Continue reading

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Project 52: My Favorite Valentine

This week we are preparing to go away for our 31st anniversary – woo hoo!  I can hardly wait.   As a result we decided to postpone our date night this week to get ready for lots of date nights.  Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Drifting

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, but as Christians we should celebrate the love we share as husbands and wives regularly, not annually.  If we are not pursuing our spouse with the same purpose and intent as when we first met, then … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

This is one of our favorite weeks of the year – Valentine’s.  Have you made plans?  Or do you prefer to forgo celebrating this day because of the crowds and commercialism.  May we encourage you to celebrate the day, but … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: Master Bedroom Redux Quatre

I love France, and I love the french language – it’s so….romantic!  🙂  This is why from time to time I look up the french word for different words and insert them into a post.  It adds a touch of … Continue reading

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National Marriage Week

Beginning Sunday, February 7th is National Marriage Week.  It’s a week designated to draw attention to the importance of strengthening marriage in all cultures.  Strong marriages strengthen the society in which we live.  Take some time to evaluate your own … Continue reading

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Project 52: Meet Jeff and Vicki Taulbee

The first Wednesday of each month this year we are going to have a guest writer.  Many of you know Jeff and Vicki Taulbee.  They are dear friends, and when we learned that Vicki gave Jeff the gift of 12 … Continue reading

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Cravings Underlie Conflict

It’s bound to occur at some point – a wonderful date night has been planned and greatly anticipated.  Hopes are high for love and unfettered romance, then it happens – a fight ensues, and the evening ends up a far … Continue reading

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