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.

What Is THE MOST Important Aspect of a Healthy Marriage?

Do you know what the most important aspect of a healthy marriage is? We believe it’s communication. Learn how to talk, listen and respond in a God-glorifying way and your marriage is sure to not only survive, but thrive. We … Continue reading

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Love Showed Me Who I Am, by Heather Aznaran

Today is the final post in my Mother’s Day Gift series. Meet Heather, our youngest and the one who recently got married to the love of her life, Matt Aznaran. She may be small in stature, but not in strength … Continue reading

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Silence Is Not Strength, by Tracy Lytle

Today I am pleased to share with you our next post in my Mother’s Day Gift series. Tracy is our second born and first daughter. She has been married to Seth, for 13 years celebrating on May 27th. They have … Continue reading

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Where Do You Lean? by Jason Walter

We begin my Mother’s Day Gift series by introducing you to our firstborn, Jason. He and his wife, Ashley, will celebrate their 12th anniversary on June 3rd. They have four children and live in Tennessee. _______________________ I was reading in … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day To Me, You’ll See…

Sunday is Mother’s Day. A day we set aside in America to honor our moms. I have been blessed with three children who are all grown and married. It amazes me to realize how much God has provided for Tom … Continue reading

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2018 Date Night Challenge – The Letter “K”

Kayaking! The first time we went kayaking was through Groupon where we got half-price tickets to a Full-Moon Paddle on Lake Maitland. It was a great experience. We discovered that we love this sport, even more than canoeing. Kayaks are … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Ask Pastor John Is Oral Sex Okay? – John Piper answers this common question for married couples wanting to know. Gary Thomas The Ebb and Flow Of Physical Attraction in Marriage – a good reminder. Intimacy In Marriage Sex Isn’t … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – Meet The Gardners

(originally posted on April 23, 2013) Have you ever heard your spouse talk about someone over and over, but never had the chance to meet them? Someone they had met before you were together? You’ve heard so much about them … Continue reading

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2018 Date Night Challenge – “J” Date

This date has made the letter “J” my favorite so far in our Date Night Challenge. Tom knows how much I love music. When it’s performed LIVE, of high quality, and the genre I love (JAZZ), it doesn’t get much … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time for some of our favorite blog posts from the past week. Take some time a read these excellent posts. Your marriage will thank you! Gary Thomas The Evil In Marriage We Rarely Mention – This post will make you … Continue reading

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Consider This…

We have a neighbor whose husband passed away a couple of weeks ago. Several of us who live in the neighborhood went over to share our condolences and bring a gift of remembrance to her. It was a sweet time … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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In To Me See – An Invitation Reserved For One

“In to me see” is a term our pastor coined for intimacy. If done right we are inviting our spouse to see into our lives in a way no one else does. It is for their eyes, ears and heart … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – The De-Masking Of Prince Charming

(Originally posted on June 27, 2012) Each of us on a specific day of a specific year stood before others and exchanged our marriage vows. Most likely we were full of great anticipation of this being our fairy tale come … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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The Power of Influence

If I were to ask you, “Who do you influence the most in your life? In your marriage?” Would you have a quick answer? I believe it would do us well to consider the answer for knowing WHOM we influence … Continue reading

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2018 Date Night Challenge – “I” Date

This date came about fairly easily. It was my turn to plan, and there happened to be a new movie I wanted to see. It doesn’t always work this way, but when it does–go for it!! I Can Only Imagine … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – Grace Given Brings Peace

(Originally posted on April, 21, 2010) It is late. It has been one of those nights where I am filled with emotions I don’t understand, much less expect my husband to understand.   Yet I try.  I strive to communicate honestly, … Continue reading

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