Our Sunday Open House

This weekend we were privileged to host a Bridal Shower (Saturday) and a Graduation Party (Sunday) in our home. We love doing this and have learned how to get our home ready to welcome visitors together as a team. We love entertaining, especially when it involves blessing someone else.

So, we thought it appropriate to open our blog to new visitors today as well – an Open House of sorts. We invite you to extend an invitation to your married friends to visit our vineyard today so they can enjoy a tour of all the things we have to offer.

Keefer's Animated Candles

Before we begin no open house is complete without music to set the mood and a little candlelight to warm the space. Click the video below and then, start scrolling to see links to other parts of The Romantic Vineyard with which you may not be familiar.

First of all, we want to share with you the app we have created for all who have iPads, iPods, iPhones or iTouch. (See the top of the sidebar for the link.) It is free and provides a Healthy Marriage Tip as well as great date night questions to help you communicate on a deeper level when you have the time alone. There is also a link to the blog included at the top of the app in case you were unable to read the post on your computer.  (Sorry we don’t know anyone who can write Droid apps at this time.)

The photograph at the top of our blog is from a trip we were able to take to Southern France in 2007. It was taken in the countryside of Provence on one of our morning walks. Little did we know when we took this picture that God had this blog in store for us in the future. What a gift this trip was and what a blessing The Romantic Vineyard has become as well. We love following the Lord and the paths He has marked out for us.

Underneath the picture you’ll notice tabs to different rooms in our Vineyard:

First, is our Best Cellars Store – this is where we list our favorite resources for marriage. Books, DVD’s and CD’s are all listed for your convenience.

Next is our newest room called “Courageous.” If you have seen the movie by the same name, this room offers more information to help you formulate your own resolutions in regards to establishing a family for God’s glory. If you haven’t seen the movie – we highly recommend it to you.

Fireproof Your Marriage – is the room where you can find help in working on a marriage that isn’t doing well. There is a forty day love dare challenge where you are given one thing to do to bless your spouse for a total of 40 days. This idea came from the movie called, “Fireproof.” If you haven’t seen this movie it is another one we highly recommend.

Husbands Only – is for the men to enter without their wives. This room provides date night ideas, romantic ideas and lots of ideas on the drop down menu for each of the annual holidays. We welcome your input here. If you have romanced your bride in a way that others would find helpful, please leave your comments. This room is a men’s club only and one the wives will be sure to encourage you to enter as often as you like!

Our Story is obviously how God brought us together. We love giving testimony to something He has done in our lives. And it is marvelous in our eyes!

Soil Samples is the room where you can find lots and lots of date night questions. There is no need to be bored in your relationship. You simply need to know the right questions to ask to get the conversation going. This room is here to help you communicate on a deeper level.

The Tasting Room is the room where you can find help in regards to romance and sex in your marriage. The Bible makes it clear that the love shared between a husband and wife is beautiful. These resources will help you grow the physical expression of your love in a God-glorifying way. And it’s FUN!

The Wine Press – this room helps couples who are finding themselves in very trying circumstances either from within their marriage or outside their marriage. Trouble is something God promises we will face in this life – how we handle it determines the health of our spiritual and marriage relationship. The topics discussed include: Anger, Forgiveness, Honor, Cravings and Conflict, Defining Sin, Biblical Roles, etc. Take some time in this room to squeeze out all the good God has for you in the difficult places.

Vintage Collection is the storehouse of some of our favorite date night ideas in the Orlando area. However, there are a other ideas listed that anyone could use.

Wine Train – Offers a drop down menu where you can see date night ideas from contributors to our Vineyard. Click on the Wine Train link to see the list of our favorite marriage blogs. We are not alone in our quest to help marriages become all that God desires them to be.

Wives Only – is for the wives to find great ideas to surprise and romance their husbands. Click on the drop down menu to see ideas for all the holidays throughout the year. We welcome your ideas as well – tell us by commenting what has worked for you and your husband.

You’re Engaged – This room is for all who are about to enter into a lifetime of marriage covenant. This is the most important time for the health of your marriage. Like preparing the soil before planting a vineyard. If you can prepare yourselves now, your marriage will grow all the stronger and sooner.

We pray you’ve enjoyed our Open House. We’d love it if you would take a moment to sign our guest book by commenting on this post. Tell us:

  • where you’re from
  • how long you’ve been married
  • If you’ve been a part of our Vineyard for a while, why not share the part you enjoy the most.

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Happy Sunday!

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6 Responses to Our Sunday Open House

  1. Lorri says:

    Hi, I am Lorri and my hubby and I have been married 18 years. We live in the great state of TX. I stumbled upon your blog via The Generous Wife a couple of months ago and I really appreciate your posts.

    I loved the video. Were those photos all from Provence? It was lovely indeed!



    • Debi Walter says:

      Oh I wish I had taken all the beautiful pictures in that video. But I found it on You Tube. 🙂 We’re so happy to welcome you today – thank you for taking the time to say
      “Hi,” and for your encouragement.


  2. I am absolutely speechless at how utterly stunning and beautiful this website is! What creativity. What profound spirituality. What utter visual beauty.

    I can’t wait to explore this site in detail. But first I must take a few moments to “recover” from the mini peak experience of having discovered this wonderful virtual open house. .


    • Debi Walter says:

      Thank you for your kind words. We’re so glad you’ve found our Vineyard and that you like the look. We pray you’ll find the content helpful for growing a strong marriage for God’s glory. This is our goal and purpose in posting as often as we do. We look forward to hearing from you again!
      Tom and Debi


  3. Shawn says:

    Gorgeous! I love your blog. I love your heart. Thank you


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