Monthly Archives: June 2013

Happy Hour

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a Happy Hour feature, and today we have a great blog to share with you. Bonny Logsdon Burns mainly focuses on encouraging wives who have low libido and helping their marriage become … Continue reading

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The Long Tomorrow

We have good friends who are busy planning a huge celebration for their parent’s 65th wedding anniversary. Can you imagine? 65 years together, walking through all kinds of changes. They were married in 1948. Most likely before any of us … Continue reading

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Anniversary Round-Up

We’ve been collecting the anniversary dates of our FB fans the past couple of days, and last count we were at 156. We have nearly 3k fans, so we’re hoping to get a lot more of our readers to respond. … Continue reading

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Finding Satisfaction From Our Dissatisfaction

I know this sounds impossible. How can we be satisfied in something that makes us the opposite? Left to ourselves it would be impossible. But God uses the very things that dissatisfy us to bring us to a place where … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things

Romance. It means so many different things to different people. Some love to give and receive gifts. Some love to hear little words of affirmation. Still others enjoy surprising acts of kindness. Whatever your love language or your spouse’s–you should … Continue reading

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Secret Message Summer Dating Challenge

NOTE: Don’t miss the form at the end of this post. We’re gathering some info that will help us plan for the future. Thanks! Friday was officially the first day of summer, and it’s a great time to add a … Continue reading

Posted in Alphabet Dates, Christian Marriage, Contests, Creative Dates, Date Night Ideas, Secret Message Challenge, Summer Date Ideas | 4 Comments

Barefoot Cabin

Barefoot Cabin is set on one acre of easily accessible land at an elevation of 4200′. We are located conveniently between Sugar Mountain Ski Resort and Beech Mountain Ski Resort. Offering 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, it’s perfect for family … Continue reading

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Rejoicing, Recovering, Relaxing, Remembering with Respect

The night before we came home from our mountain cabin makeover marathon, we found out a dear friend of ours passed away. He had battled cancer for a long time, and Monday the Lord decided it was time for his … Continue reading

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The Other Side Of Trouble

We have worked hard the past 3 weeks doing more home renovations at Barefoot Cabin than we have ever done before. It has been a dream come true for us, but it has also been a s-t-r-e-t-c-h in every sense … Continue reading

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Expect-cations

You may have never put these two words together, but most likely you pack them both when heading out the door for your family get-away: Expectations and vacations. They seem to go hand in hand. But is this a good … Continue reading

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Our Views Have Changed

When we bought Barefoot Cabin we knew upfront there were several things that needed to be done to make the property safer–like cutting down the 9 dead trees surrounding the cabin. It was sad to see these sentinels that used … Continue reading

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The Wedge of Infertility

When most couples get married they are filled with hope of building a family together. Some choose to wait a few years to begin, some decide they don’t want to wait at all and end up getting pregnant on their … Continue reading

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It’s About Time or What An Alarm Clock Taught Me About Marriage

Our next Barefoot Cabin analogy came when Tom and I were told by our rental agency that we should provide an alarm clock in every bedroom. I can’t remember the last time we actually bought one, so we headed to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Just You Wait And See

I’m used to it after 34 years together. We’ve painted countless numbers of walls together, and Tom never thinks the color is right. I’ll ย hear him say over and over, “Are you sure this color is good?” or “Do you … Continue reading

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Is Your Marriage Primed?

We are spending three weeks at Barefoot Cabin getting it ready for the rental program. We started the long, arduous task of painting the interior walls. Most were either hunter green or red. We want to lighten and brighten the … Continue reading

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