The Core of Who We Are


When we began blogging in 2008, there were only a handful of marriage bloggers seeking to spread the encouragement that marriages can not only survive, but thrive.

Now 9 years later there are 130 marriage blogs who have committed to join us on our mission–to glorify God in our marriages for as long as we both shall live and to tell others of the hope that can be found in Christ alone. We are a part of the Christian Marriage Bloggers Association (CMBA) whose values hold up the standard found in the Holy Word of God. This isn’t our idea–God created marriages to reflect His relationship to the church. This is why it matters how we choose to live our lives. It’s not about us! It’s about being a part of the bigger picture of God’s redemption story.

This weekend we are hosting our first CMBA Core Team retreat at our cabin in North Carolina.

To say Tom and I are excited would be huge understatement. We are ecstatic to welcome these dear friends into our home as we share face to face with each other our hopes, plans and dreams. We will laugh, eat and worship God together. We will talk about our vision for our ministries and seek to encourage each other every day as long as it is still called today. We will pray for each other and seek to help discern what it is God is saying to us regarding CMBA. It is a privilege and a blessing that we don’t take lightly.

Today I want to highlight the blogs of those who will be attending our retreat this weekend. I hope you are already quite familiar with them for what they have to share is valuable for all marriages. 

Heaven Made Marriage – Scott and Jenni Means

One Flesh Marriage – Brad and Kate Aldrich

The Forgiven Wife – Chris and (Doug) Taylor

The Generous Husband – Paul Byerly

The Generous Wife – Lori Byerly (companion blog to above)

The Marriage Bed – Paul and Lori’s Marriage website with message board and articles

Not Attending this retreat is Julie Sibert and her husband, Rand. How we wish they were able to join us, but I don’t want to miss an opportunity to highlight her blog: Intimacy In Marriage as well.

As you can see these are some outstanding blogs worth your time reading and gleaning from their years of experience and training.

Also, if you haven’t noticed this weekend is Memorial Day. We offer lots of ideas on how to romance your spouse on this special holiday. Be sure to check them out on the Wives Only and Husbands Only tabs above.

Please pray for us as the Lord reminds you. We have never been more aware of our need for God’s direction and sustaining grace in our lives. The time is short and we are working hard to do what God has called us to do. Your prayers are appreciated.


About Debi Walter

Tom and Debi have been sharing encouragements through their blogs for many years. Marriage, Reading God's Word and documenting family history is our focus. Growing in our relationship with the Lord is primary in all we say, write or do. We are grateful for all who desire to join us in the same endeavors.
This entry was posted in Barefoot Cabin, Biblical Encouragement, Blog Love, Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

5 Responses to The Core of Who We Are

  1. Have a great time together, friends. We’ll pray that the time is fruitful for the group.


  2. Pingback: The Work of Marriage - The Forgiven Wife

  3. Pingback: An Accidental Trespass - The Forgiven Wife

  4. Pingback: Top Ten Ways To Help A Marriage Vineyard Grow | The Romantic Vineyard

Comments are closed.