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.

Orlando Guide To Free Date Nights

We love discovering new places to explore together that cost nothing. The Orlando Date Night Guide has released just the resource to make it easier than ever to plan. 75 Free Things To Do In Orlando Check out #14–it’s where … Continue reading

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2018 Date Night Challenge

Is it just us or does life seem to be really serious and challenging right now? We have felt this way most of the year, and it doesn’t seem to be letting up. If anything it’s ramping up to a … Continue reading

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Attributes of a Healthy Marriage – Friendship

This one may seem like a given, but it isn’t. We have encountered far too many couples who after years of marriage have nothing in common. This is a dangerous place to be. We become vulnerable to the wiles of … Continue reading

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Honestly, Honesty is Hard

The title says it all. In our last post we shared that honesty was an attribute of a healthy marriage. We received lots of comments about how difficult this is to do. Billy Joel sings it well… If you search … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time for our weekly specials – those blog posts that we have discovered and think are worth your time to read over the weekend. Enjoy… Gary Thomas Will You Comfort Her? – Such a simple expression of kindness that … Continue reading

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Attributes of a Healthy Marriage – Honesty

At the start of this post, I need to make it clear that there are two types of honesty that can impact a marriage–the healthy kind (which we’ll discuss in today’s post), and the unhealthy kind. The unhealthy kind chooses … Continue reading

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The Rhythm Of Routine

I am up early this morning; my favorite part of the day. The house is quiet. A candle flickers on the table. My Bible is in hand. It’s my time with the One who knows me best and loves me … Continue reading

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The Attributes of a Healthy Marriage – Cherish

Cherish is a word most of us use in our wedding vows, but most likely don’t realize what it means. Cherish: to keep or cultivate with care and affection; to entertain or harbor in the mind deeply and resolutely;  (“Cherish.” Merriam-Webster.com. … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Hot, Holy and Humorous Are You A High-Maintenance Lover? – This post is an excellent way to evaluate the quality of your sex life. You might be surprised to discover you are, indeed, “high maintenance”. Messy Marriage 4 Ways Satan … Continue reading

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Keeping The Home Fires Burning

Tom was two badges shy of becoming an Eagle Scout when he quit, a choice he regrets to this day, yet what he learned during his Boy Scout training is so valuable.  I have benefited from his knowledge and skill … Continue reading

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The Attributes of a Healthy Marriage – TRUST

So often we focus on what not to do, and miss the things we can do to improve our marriage. Thus, I want to begin a series focusing on the many attributes of a healthy marriage. Attribute One – TRUST … Continue reading

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Spiraling Upward – Five Exercises to Start The Process

We’ve all heard of the downward spiral in marriage. One negative word leads to another which leads to neglecting each other and so it begins. Oftentimes its harmless at first. It may start with off-handed criticisms said in a joking … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time to share with you posts that stood out to us this week. We pray you’ll find the time to browse the list and read the posts that will help your marriage improve. God bless you and have a … Continue reading

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Indescribable

Being a native Floridian, I have always loved watching storms roll in from a distance. Our skies are big making it easy to see when a storm is brewing. Hurricanes are the most powerful storms I’ve witnessed, and Irma is … Continue reading

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Five Things A Hurricane Is Teaching Me About Marriage

If you didn’t know, we live in Orlando, FL. For days all eyes have been on the forecast track  of what has been declared the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever produced. Meet Irma!  She is strong. She is determined. She … Continue reading

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Happy False Labor Day NOT!

It was February of 1984. I was 24, Tom was 29. We were expecting our second baby any day. I was 10 days past my due date, when the familiar labor pains began. I was ready to meet my baby. … Continue reading

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Pierced & Embraced – A Review

I was recently provided a copy of Kelli Worrall’s new book titled, Pierced & Embraced. It is an excellent book examining the encounters Christ had with seven women as recorded in the Gospels. I was riveted from the outset. You … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s time to share some of our favorites from this week. Take some time this weekend and check these posts out. It’s worth your time… The Forgiven Wife After All That Effort, Now He’s The One Who Doesn’t Want Sex … Continue reading

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16 Tips on Marriage from the Longest Married Couple in America

The year was 1932. The Great Depression was in full swing, but a celebration of love was taking place in November of that year. John and Ann Betar eloped after fleeing Connecticut because Ann's father had arranged her to marry … Continue reading

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Old Age Fresh Love

“Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be” is a quote lovers use often to express their devotion. However, when old age is knocking on the door it doesn’t seem to have the same romantic appeal. It is … Continue reading

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