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Tom and Debi
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: June 2010
This month I decided to take my husband to Greece for our date night. Earlier in the month, I had spotted the cutest little Greek restaurant near downtown and noticed a fairly decent crowd enjoying the place each time I … Continue reading
As you know – this week marks our nation’s birthday celebration, so there will be lots of activities from which to choose. However, you may want to plan your own 4th of July party once the kids go to bed. … Continue reading
Praying that the hands of the little ones we hold today will one day give their hands and hearts to Christ!
It’s the time of year when vineyards take to stomping the grapes in order to extract the yearly harvest of wine. In marriage, the grape stompin’ time is whenever we’re feeling hard pressed. In these moments we discover exactly what … Continue reading
This week’s date was a home run. Since Tom has been sick with pneumonia he’s had his fill of medications. The Bible says that laughter does a soul good – like medicine, so this week we planned for laughter and … Continue reading
It’s 10a., and I just finished breakfast! Needless to say, I’m off to a very slow start this week. I’m sure most of you enjoyed a full weekend, like we did – celebrating the wonderful Dad’s in our lives. On … Continue reading
Gary Thomas has written a devotional book for couples titled, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage. Today we want to share with you one devotion that has had a profound effect on us. The amazing thing is – this is what … Continue reading
When the heat is on, our dates can be challenging. We love spending time outdoors, but when the mercury climbs over 90 degrees it certainly puts a damper on those plans. This is why we’ve come up with a list … Continue reading
No, this isn’t a creative new game to play on your next night out – it’s one of those dates that are necessary from time to time. And one we desperately needed after the past two weeks. In Europe it … Continue reading
When Tom and I were about to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, I had no idea what to get him that would match such a momentous event in our lives. A small gift seemed so insignificant; he had, after all, … Continue reading
We had a great response to our contest and discovered that many of you are celebrating anniversaries this week! Congratulations! We love anniversaries because it’s an annual date on the calendar that proves God’s faithfulness to us! Whether you’re celebrating … Continue reading
We love giving away what the Lord has so graciously given to us. Whether it’s discovering the joy there is in marriage or sharing a bit of prosperity, we are committed to giving away. This is how the Lord demonstrated … Continue reading
Here is another Slice of married life for you to ponder. Let us know what this photo triggers in your mind!
Life has been different lately. Our normal routine has been interrupted by unavoidable things; Some remodeling, a prolonged sickness and a wonderful celebration allowing us to babysit our grandchildren, to mention just a few. Needless to say, we probably won’t … Continue reading
One of the greatest benefits of practicing romance in marriage is the strength it provides when life isn’t going so well. We’re not talking strength in our ability to love each other, but strength that comes from putting our spouse … Continue reading
Actually we have three things to offer you today: The first is in celebration of National Donut Day, which is TODAY. Check out these Freebies: Dunkin Donuts is offering a free donut with a beverage purchase. Krispy Kreme is offering … Continue reading
This past week my husband blessed me with a week long cruise to the western Caribbean. Words cannot describe the amazing time we had together. There was a full moon one night and the song, Lucky, by Jason Mraz and … Continue reading