Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mark Your Calendar

I’m glad today is finally here, because it means tomorrow it will be over. I’m talking about Halloween. I don’t mind the candy, it’s the evil pictures and horrifying commercials that seem to be everywhere that I hate. And soon … Continue reading

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Sharing Musts For A Healthy Marriage 5

It’s hard to believe we’re at the end of our month with only two more sharing musts to post. If you’ve missed this series, here is a recap: Vacations and Dreams A Bed and Burdens Passwords and Our Bodies Meals … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time once again for our “Specials of the Week.” There are a lot of great blogs out there, this is merely a sampling of some of our favorite ones. Enjoy! Encourage Your Spouse Buckle In For The Ride – … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – How You Live

We recently saw the movie, Courageous, and we’re ashamed to admit, we assumed it would be a good story with mediocre acting as are many Christian productions. We are pleased to say loud and clear – We Were Wrong! The … Continue reading

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You’ve Got Mail Date Night

We posted about this date a three years ago, but for the sake of our new readers we thought we’d share it again. ______________________________________________ Debi loves the movie, You’ve Got Mail. She watches it at least once a year, but … Continue reading

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Turn Up The Heat

Sadly, Lisa Graf with Mom Blog took the title of this post quite literally. She has a high fever and is quite sick, so I’m covering today’s post all by myself. Lisa – we pray God heals you quickly, so … Continue reading

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Childproof Your Home Not Your Heart

Our home is not as childproof as it once was. It doesn’t have to be, but this fact is what requires me to pay closer attention when my grandchildren come for a visit. Childproofing our home is a good idea. … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

Eight months ago Tom took me away for our 32nd anniversary. The plan was to spend a couple of days playing golf at a beautiful course in south Orlando. You may remember we had to go from Plan A to … Continue reading

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Sharing Musts For A Healthy Marriage 4

We have been posting about “sharing musts” for the past few Sundays. Some of you probably think these are all givens, but to those who haven’t given much thought about it – we are making sure these are understood. Far … Continue reading

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10.5.1 Mall Date

On Tuesday Tom and I managed to have a night to ourselves. He had a lot on his mind, so I knew it would be difficult to enjoy “us” time unless I thought of something to completely distract him from … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Where has this week gone? With all the emergencies in my life this week, I haven’t had the time to read all the great marriage blogs I love. I did manage to read the few below and offer them to … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Listen and Love

I am writing this post in a hurry. You see, my Mom called me on Wednesday morning saying she didn’t feel right – she was dizzy and her arms felt weak. I immediately asked her the stroke questions: What’s your … Continue reading

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Is Your Marriage A Place of Trust?

It’s no secret that Debi and my favorite author is Paul David Tripp. We read everything he publishes and even follow him on FaceBook and Twitter. A few days ago I came across an excellent questionnaire to use as a … Continue reading

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Turning Down The Heat

This is Lisa Graf’s (Mom Blog) and my 3rd collaborative post on Wedded Bliss Wednesdays. Lisa’s part is in purple and my part is in red. We pray you will find encouragement to help you turn down the heat when … Continue reading

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Just A Phone Call

This morning I was on my cell phone talking with my daughter who lives in Atlanta. My home phone rang, and the caller I.D. said it was my Mom. I told Tracy to hold on for a minute so I … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

We have been posting fun dates to celebrate for awhile now, and we’re wondering if any of you have chosen one of these dates and made it special in some way. We would love to hear what you’ve done – … Continue reading

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Sharing Musts For A Healthy Marriage 3

When we were kids one lesson our parents always tried to instill in us was a willingness to share. We had to share toys, bedrooms, TV programs and playmates.  And we didn’t like it, usually. The sharing musts we’re talking … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time for our “specials of the week.” And there are many to choose from – enjoy! Couple Things Blog Driving Your Conversations Deeper: Seasons – an excellent start to a much needed series on the importance of meaningful conversations … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – New Friends

When was the last time you made new friends? There is something invigorating about meeting with a new couple, sharing your story, hearing theirs and genuinely talking and listening from the heart. We had such an opportunity last weekend. Meet … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 21

Having recently spent a week in the desert of Arizona, it is no wonder this verse jumped off the page to me as I read this chapter. I can not imagine why anyone would choose to live in a desert, … Continue reading

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