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 40 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.

Vintage Post – Emoceans

(Originally posted April 8, 2017) We’ve had a front row seat to the magnificent ocean off the coast of Mexico all week long. It has been a soothing rhythm providing peace to our souls.  I was praying and God reminded … Continue reading

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Happy Hour – Five Friday Favorites

We  haven’t shared a Happy Hour post in a long time. We thought since we’re all home now, we could use some encouragement for our marriages. Here is what many of our dear friends from the Christian Marriage Bloggers Association … Continue reading

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Living History – What Will Be Remembered?

I know we are all in the midst of biggest crisis we’ve ever faced in my lifetime–and I’m 60. It is unprecedented, which adds to the temptation to be anxious. In times like this it is good to pause and … Continue reading

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Patiently Waiting And Watching

Spring. It’s the time when I brave my rose hedge (thorns) to prune it to half it’s size. It is always difficult to start because they look healthy, but they’re not. They need to be cut back to grow healthier … Continue reading

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Will You Pray With Us?

Today is Sunday. The day most of us are used to a very different routine–getting up and ready to go to our local church to fellowship with friends, worship God and hear the preached Word. But today most of us … Continue reading

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Tick Tock, Tick Tock

You may be more aware of time now that our lives have slowed to a crawl. With schools closing, theme parks gone dark, workers being sent home, and sickness threatening our loved ones, time is loudly and slowly ticking by. … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Avoid Cabin Fever

Cabin fever is the term used for those who can’t leave their house. In our current crisis brought on by COVID-19, we must be smart and prepare. However, that doesn’t mean we have to forego pursuing our spouse. In fact, … Continue reading

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Do You Believe The Truth Or Lies In Your Marriage?

I was praying about this post not sure exactly what needed to be said. That’s when the above rhyme came to me. I had to read it, write it, think about it and then I realized the truth in its … Continue reading

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Today’s Moments Make Tomorrow’s Memories

It happens every Spring. Sitting outside for dinner on our back porch I hear the crickets chirping their greeting to us. It immediately reminds me of going to my grandmother’s home when I was a child. They lived on 12 … Continue reading

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Do You Practice This In Your Marriage?

My word for this year is Contentment. Imagine my excitement when I discovered, The Contentment Journal, by Rachel Cruze. It’s a 90 day devotional where she gives prompts everyday to help you discover how you’re doing in three areas: Gratefulness … Continue reading

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And Our Winner Is…

Congratulations go to Adam. You did an outstanding job romancing your valentine! We love making this holiday special and never want to take for granted the blessing it is to have someone with whom to share it. This is why … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – Stirring The Embersi

(Originally posted on June 22, 2009) Flirting can be a sinful way for singles to draw attention to themselves with the opposite sex.  We are warned repeatedly in scripture not to practice such things! However, if you’re married – have … Continue reading

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Now Is The Time

Valentine’s Day has passed, so the time has come to share what you did to enter our Romance Your Valentine Contest. First I must confess that this year was difficult. You see our anniversary is 10 days after Valentine’s Day, … Continue reading

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The Valentine’s Day Attitude Of A Healthy Marriage

Today is Valentine’s Day. Rather than talk about the romance of it all, Gary Thomas shares how to adjust our attitude so we’re not disappointed when our spouse doesn’t do or say something we were hoping they would. He calls … Continue reading

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Physical Intimacy: One Word That Can Change Your Sex Life

Is it possible that one word can hold the power to change your sex life? We believe so. This word not only can change your sex life for the better, but how you see your marriage as a whole. What … Continue reading

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Decluttering Discovery

As we’ve mentioned we are decluttering our house. Every closet, every drawer, every cabinet is being organized and it feels amazing. If clutter were measured in pounds I think we’ve lost at least 100 pounds. Yes! I must tell you, … Continue reading

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Physical Intimacy – Let No One Put Asunder

We recently shared a video on our Facebook page that stirred an interesting conversation. We wanted to continue it here. First, click over to our Facebook page and scroll down to the video titled, If Your Relationship Has Changed.  While … Continue reading

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To Do Or Not Do, That’s The Question

This Saturday is February 1st. It’s hard to believe we are already one month in to the New Year. And we are fast approaching one of my favorite holidays–Valentine’s Day. I love this day because our tradition is for me … Continue reading

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Five Friday Favorites – Savory Soup Recipes From Our Kitchen To Yours

Tom and I enjoy cooking. We are often in the kitchen making something for us both to enjoy. We also love having friends over with whom to share our culinary creations. It’s a fun hobby. As we’ve shared before, we … Continue reading

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Twisted Words

Have you ever said something to your spouse and the reaction they gave was unexpected? You realize that they didn’t hear what you said in the way you meant them too. A miscommunication is hanging in the air and you … Continue reading

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