Monthly Archives: April 2019

Tale of Two Conversations – The Choice Is Yours

Conversation #1 – Something was weighing on my mind. It was concerning something in our marriage, and I had been dwelling on it long enough to make me discouraged. It grew larger in my thoughts as each day passed. I … Continue reading

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2018 Date Night Challenge – The Letter “Z”

You read that title right. Our daughter got married in January 2018. She was the last one to leave the nest, so we knew this would be an adjustment for us. Instead of giving in to the sadness of the … Continue reading

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Monday Tradition

We celebrated our 40th anniversary in February. And for most of those years we have kept a tradition–a favorite tradition. Every Monday is our weekly date night. You may ask, “Why Monday?” We had a very practical reason. Monday was … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things

If I wake up before Tom, one of the ways I enjoy showing him my love and care is to get his coffee ready to brew. If I hear him stirring in the bedroom I’ll even press the brew button … Continue reading

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Defining Disappointments in Marriage

“If we have a misunderstanding of God we will most certainly have a wrong understanding of our circumstances.” – Lysa Terkeurst Marriage is hard. It takes a life-long commitment to pursue each other regardless of the circumstances we face. We … Continue reading

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What’s Your Marriage Forecast?

Weather. We depend on it for so much of our activities. Will we do this or that? It all depends on the weather. No one wants to eat outside when it’s too cold or too hot. Nor do we plan … Continue reading

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Five Friday Favorites – Worship Songs

The five things that are on my mind this week are worship songs. Worship plays a huge part in our marriage. It is here where we can join together worshiping our Savior using the words and melodies of heart-searching songs … Continue reading

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Vintage Posts – Savoring The Old

With ten years of posts written and published, from time to time we enjoy sharing some of our favorites with you. We call these “Vintage Posts”, because like a vintage wine they are worth savoring and enjoying. They may even … Continue reading

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Are You an Eraser or a Highlighter?

Erasers are used to take away errors giving an opportunity to do it right. Highlighters are used to emphasize something you don’t want to forget. In marriage we can use both to help or hurt our relationship. How are we … Continue reading

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Are You Up For The Challenge?

We are taking part in a monthly blogging challenge. Many of you may be visiting here for the first time, and to you we say, “Welcome!” A little about us. We are Tom and Debi Walter and we live in … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Marriage Blogger

I have a confession to make. As a marriage blogger for the past decade, my husband and I have heard countless ways our blog has been an encouragement to couples. Some we know and some we have yet to meet. … Continue reading

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