Monthly Archives: September 2012

Happy Hour

This week’s Special Blog of the Week is: One Flesh Marriage We have had the privilege to meet Brad and Kate in person. In fact, we had them over for dinner at our home when they were visiting Orlando. They … Continue reading

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Slices

I haven’t done a “slices” post in a long time. It’s a post without words representing a slice of our life right now.  To order, Through The Eyes Of Grace, click HERE.  Thanks!

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Have You Neglected This In Your Marriage?

Having Tom around all day everyday is great. His “Honey Do” list is actually getting shorter, and that’s a good thing. But it’s easy to take our time together for granted. I’ve noticed since he’s always here I don’t anticipate … Continue reading

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Do You Do This?

How often do you pray for your spouse? We’re not talking about as you’re driving down the road, but concerted, undistracted time alone with God letting Him know your requests for your spouse? Prayer is our most powerful weapon against … Continue reading

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A Quiet Thank You

Have you ever waited for something for a really long time? I mean so long that you almost gave up the hope of it ever happening? I have. But tomorrow my wait is over. It has been 12 years in … Continue reading

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Live Like There’s No Tomorrow

It’s Monday. Traditionally a day when those who go back to work or back to school let out a sigh, a moan or a prayer–depending on how much joy you derive from your lot in life. What if today–on this … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

We’ve decided with our schedules being unpredictable as of late, to change the format of our weekly Happy Hour post. Instead of sharing one link from several marriage blogs, we’re going to begin sharing one or more posts from one … Continue reading

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“‘Til Death Do Us Part”

I remember a conversation I had one afternoon with a single girlfriend of mine years ago. Somehow we got on the topic of eternity. She was asking me how I could stand the thought of losing Tom, since she knew … Continue reading

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A Dream Come True

It has been years in the making, but Debi’s dream has finally come true.  Together, we have sacrificed many things in the past twelve years, but it quickly became my dream to see her dream realized. She hesitated to post … Continue reading

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New Calendar Tab

We wanted to let you know about a change we’ve made at The Romantic Vineyard. As many of you know each Monday we’ve provided a list of things happening in and around Orlando for the week. We’ve decided it would … Continue reading

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Measuring Marriage Maturity

The distance between a conflict and resolution is an indicator of the maturity of your marriage. Work on shortening this distance, and you will be on the road to growing your marriage in the right direction. How do you do … Continue reading

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When Honesty Hurts

We all know that honesty is the best policy when it comes to business, social media, and acquaintances. But what about marriage? What if the words you need to say are going to hurt your spouse? Like confessing sins committed … Continue reading

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Joy In The Rhythm of Life

It is 11p. as I’m writing this post. We’ve had a busy day going our separate ways, doing the things we need to do. Tom had doctors appointments, phone calls about business opportunities, and an after dinner get together with … Continue reading

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Dinner Date Night Ideas

We’ve all experienced the not-so-pleasant moments when you have a dinner date night scheduled, but nothing planned: “Where do you want to go for dinner?” “Oh, I don’t know, you pick!” “I don’t really care one way or the other.” … Continue reading

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She Loves Me…She Loves Me Not

We were in the car recently talking about the following, and we want to share our conversation with you. We’ve all heard this common verse repeated by hopeful lovers while removing each petal from a daisy. When the last petal … Continue reading

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Cherish.Love.Live.

This is the day we remember. This is the day we will never forget. It is the day when we hold our loved ones a bit closer. And pray to God more earnestly. We will never be what we were … Continue reading

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Our Winners!

It’s hard to believe Summer has come and gone, but we have proof. Our Summer Lovin’ Photo Contest was sizzlin’ right up until the very end. Thank you to all who entered and thank you to all who took the … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted our Happy Hour. It’s certainly not because there aren’t any good posts to read. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. With our newly formed Christian Marriage Bloggers Association the members have stepped up to … Continue reading

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Worldview Makes All The Difference

It’s hard to avoid the continual debate taking place in our country regarding the 2012 Presidential Election. Our primary focus here at The Romantic Vineyard is for the building and strengthening of marriages for God’s glory. So what do the … Continue reading

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A Dozen Daytime Date Ideas

Okay. You can’t find a babysitter for your normal night out, but she is available on  Saturday. We want to provide you with some ideas for this very special Daytime Date. Go out for brunch. Finding a place with nice outdoor … Continue reading

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