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.

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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“You Are So Beautiful To Me”

Wives, how many of you have heard your husband say this to you? I would imagine most of us would say we have, but do you believe him? Or do you find yourself arguing or rejecting his compliments? You may … Continue reading

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Magnifying Respect In Marriage

When asked, “Do you respect your spouse?” Most of us would answer a quick YES! It’s necessary to examine respect to see if we know what we’re talking about. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines it this way: RESPECT’, verb transitive – … Continue reading

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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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