Monthly Archives: March 2012

Happy Hour

It’s Friday. It’s 5p. And while many are heading towards a bar for a drink to help them forget the trouble of the week, we’re hoping you’ll belly up to a computer and read our “Specials of the Week.” These … Continue reading

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Loving Your Spouse With Gospel Love

A good friend of mine recently posted on her blog, The Beauty of Brokenness. She wrote about dreams and hopes for the future. When a couple first gets married their dreams are  plentiful like the trees in the forest; everywhere they … Continue reading

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He Said, She Heard

It started out like a typical conversation: He: What do you say we go get some ice cream. She: That sounds good, BUT I really don’t need it. He: Yeah, and I don’t really want it. An hour passes, and … Continue reading

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The Gospel And The Bedroom

We have been discussing the effect of the Gospel on our marriages with other marriage bloggers we have come to know and respect. Simply put, we wouldn’t have a marriage if it weren’t for the Gospel. What better time than … Continue reading

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On A Hunt For A Healthy Marriage

Every Christian marriage needs certain things to keep the covenant strong and the relationship healthy. Do you know what those things are? In an effort to help you remember what is of most importance and to add a little fun … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Yes, it’s time for us to share with you the posts of other marriage bloggers we think are special. Take some time this weekend to visit them. An added plus? All of these bloggers are members of the newly formed … Continue reading

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Hello, The Sea Is Calling

Tonight we were sitting together watching TV when a commercial came on that took our breath away! It made Debi tear up, so we knew we had to share it with you. Kudos to Royal Caribbean for such a brilliant … Continue reading

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365 Acts of Love

We have been following the quest of one husband to change the way he loves his wife. His goal is to show her 365 acts of love without her knowing of his quest. He documents what he does on a … Continue reading

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Add Some Spring Romance In Your Step

                                  In case you haven’t heard, today is the first day of Spring! Why not adapt a new tradition; celebrate in a special way with … Continue reading

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Be All There

I am resolved to be completely present wherever I am.  I’ve realized recently that too often I’m not present mentally, though I may be physically. I am often distracted in the present by the future, which robs me of all … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

With my Mom’s 90th birthday party tomorrow, I haven’t had as much time to read other blogs as I would like. BUT, I did take some time to update our Wine Train Blog Roll. We highly recommend these websites, and … Continue reading

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Showing Honor

Most of us are familiar with the practice of introducing a guest speaker, either at a conference or church function. Usually the person chosen to introduce the guest speaker knows the person well enough to add interest and intrigue to … Continue reading

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Shame On You!

This phrase is often said when someone does something they shouldn’t have. Like when a child deliberately goes against their parents’ wishes bringing embarrassment or shame. But the shame we want to talk about involves the marriage relationship. Oftentimes shame … Continue reading

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Éirinn go Brách

Translated the above title means Ireland Forever.  In 1996 we were privileged to visit Ireland. It was one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. We thought we knew what the color green was, but honestly, you haven’t … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Welcome to 5p. on Friday. It’s time for the weekend to begin, and what better way than to have some really special posts to read to encourage you in your marriage. We have some regulars and some new blogs to … Continue reading

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Necessary Adjustments

We are having to make some adjustments on The Romantic Vineyard, largely due to other responsibilities we have which are pressing: My Mom is turning 90 on March 15th. It is a blessing to have her with us still. She … Continue reading

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When The Storm Passes

Last weekend one of the worst weather systems we’ve ever seen marched across the south and midwest like a fierce army.  There wasn’t much anyone could do except hide and pray.  Entire towns were swept from the landscape like debris. … Continue reading

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Romantic Orlando: Sunrise – Sunset

Living in Florida we have an advantage over every other state in the union; we have an east coast and a west coast. This gave us an idea for a unique date day; we have yet to do it because of … Continue reading

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Make It Your Own “Super Tuesday”

Today is known as Super Tuesday because it is the Tuesday when 10 states participate in voting for their party’s nominee for President. This year it’s the Republican party selecting their nominee. Why not celebrate this day in a special … Continue reading

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Dinner Date Dilemma

Have you ever had one of those nights where neither of you have a preference for where  to eat out, so no one can decide? We certainly have, and we’ve learned it’s best to have a plan. We’ve recently discovered … Continue reading

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