Author Archives: Debi Walter

About Debi Walter

Face it, marriage is hard work. But when cultivated daily the fruit produced will satisfy for a lifetime. We're here to help with ideas and encouragement along the way. Having been married 36 years and counting, we share what we've learned with practical tips, Biblical Truths, Date night ideas to help you plow your own vineyard for God's glory.

Two Ways To Improve Your Communication In Marriage

Sometimes we hear advice that is familiar so we ignore it even if we aren’t practicing it; It’s called a well-worn path. The Bible calls it not having ears to hear. Ouch! Communication, like baseball, is learned over time with … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s been awhile since I’ve had the time to highlight some of my favorite posts for the week, and this week is no exception. But I have a friend who is just starting her blog (first post today) and I … Continue reading

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Two Weddings and an Engagement

  I have two nephews who are getting married within six weeks of each other this Summer. I am coordinating one and helping with the rehearsal dinner for the other, and I am loving every minute of it! Right in … Continue reading

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Monday Date Night Prompts – Game Night

Game nights are usually reserved for Family Nights, not date nights. However, I think we are missing out by making such a judgment.  You may have seen some of our most popular romantic game ideas like: Scrabble Clue Putt-putt golf … Continue reading

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Keeping It Real–Worth The Effort

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love parties. I love holidays. I love surprises. I love celebrations. Since Tom has retired it makes it very difficult to surprise him. He is almost always home when I’m home. … Continue reading

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Monday Date Night Prompts – On The Water

Summer is in full-swing and it’s finally warm enough to enjoy time on the water, which brings us to our date night prompt for this week! We live in Florida where water is a part of our lives all year … Continue reading

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5 Marriage Blogger Husband’s Answer This Question…

Why is Sex Important? Part One Listen in on this podcast as my husband, Tom, and the following men discuss this vital aspect of Sex in a healthy Marriage: Paul Byerly, The Generous Husband and The XY Code Scott Means, Heaven … Continue reading

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Lesson Learned

There was a time in our marriage when Tom said something that hurt me deeply. It wasn’t the intent of his heart to hurt me, but because of the verse above I insisted that something was in his heart that … Continue reading

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Loving v. Virginia – 50 Years of Interracial Marriage

John Piper has written an outstanding tribute to the pivotal anniversary celebrated today. It was on June 12, 1967 when the United States Supreme Court declared unconstitutional all state laws that prohibited interracial marriage. But it didn’t change in America instantly. … Continue reading

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Monday Date Night Prompts – Date With A View

Today Tom and I will venture to one of our favorite places in the High Country–5506′ SkyBar. It sits on top of Beech Mountain Ski Resort and you can only get there by taking the ski lift to the top. … Continue reading

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Please Take Our Poll: How Do You Selfie?

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We Remember

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Monday Date Night Prompts – Rendezvous

One of the thing that is so romantic about dating before you get married is meeting together in out of the way places to talk and get to know each other a little more. Tom and I wanted to recapture … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Monday Date Night Prompt – Catching Bids

You may be wondering what in the world we mean by “catching bids”. It’s not a new technique for shopping on eBay; It has to do with cherishing your spouse in a very personal way.  We can’t take credit for … Continue reading

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Monday Date Night Prompts – Puzzled

When was the last time you purchased a jigsaw puzzle? I can’t remember when I did, which has led me to consider doing this for our prompt this week. Go to the store and buy a 1000 piece puzzle. Set … Continue reading

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Make The Most Of Time

One of the advantages of our season of life is having time to do things we wouldn’t have normally had time to do. We are on our way home from a 9 day trip to Ukraine and The Netherlands where … Continue reading

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Monday Date Night Prompts – Picnic Ideas To Mix and Match

I’m sure you’ve enjoyed a picnic or two since you’ve been married. But today’s prompt mixes up the traditional picnic to make it something special. Pick Your Menu Hot Meal from a favorite restaurant picked up while on your way … Continue reading

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Flowers Tell A Story

I love flowers–all kinds. My photo library is filled with them. They make me happy, and none more so that when they are growing in the dirt. God puts them on display everyday for our enjoyment and they’re breathtaking if … Continue reading

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Monday Date Night Prompts – Yelping It

Do you ever get tired of doing the same old things, going to the same places for dates because it’s all you know? I get that! Tom and I certainly have our favorite restaurants–I’ll post about them later. But what … Continue reading

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