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.

My Marriage Is Mediocre—Now What?

In our last post we shared 11 possible indicators your marriage might be mediocre. Today we want to offer some practical tips to help get you out of this trap. As a reminder here is our list: Your life revolves … Continue reading

Posted in Boredom, Christian Marriage, Difficulty, Growing Strong Marriages, Troubled Marriage | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

11 Possible Indicators You Have A Mediocre Marriage

MEDIOCRE. Just the sound of it is blah, don’t you think? I looked up the definition and found this interesting… One of the things that is remarkable about mediocre is the extent to which it has retained its meaning over … Continue reading

Posted in Boredom, Christian Marriage, Difficulty, Growing Strong Marriages, Priorities, Troubled Marriage | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Romantic Graphic for July

Image | Posted on | Tagged ,

Marriage Markers to See and Follow

Tom and I visited Sequoia National Park several years ago. We decided to hike a trail through the giant trees. We were encouraged to try a shorter trail requiring little experience. As we headed out we found one that said … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, Encouraging Your Spouse, Growing Strong Marriages, The Gospel & Marriage, Wisdom in Marriage | Tagged , , ,

2018 Date Night Challenge – The Letter “N”

This date was simple, but stands out as a favorite! Tom went with a “New York” theme starting with NEW YORK STRIP steaks cooked perfectly on the grill. 😊 I made a playlist on our Amazon Prime Music account of … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Date Night Challenge, Alphabet Dates, Date Night Ideas, Movie Dates | Tagged , , , ,

2018 Date Night Challenge – The Letter “M”

It was my turn to plan a date. We drove to the mall where we took an hour to do our 10.5.1 Mall Date. We hadn’t done this in a few years, so it felt fresh. The idea is to … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage

Where Will This Trail Lead?

Summer. The time when many of us plan family vacations to see places we’ve not seen before. I know some friends who have made it their goal to visit every National Park in America, and so far they’ve made it … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Encouragement, Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, Seasons of Life, Wisdom in Marriage | Tagged , , ,

The Gate of Sexual Intimacy

Fences provide needed protection and privacy. They act as a deterrent to would-be burglars, and provide privacy to our property. After Hurricane Irma last fall, our 15 year old wooden fence was in serious need of replacement. We are grateful … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Encouragement, Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, Sexual Intimacy, Troubled Marriage | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Local Date Night Gems – Datin’ At The Crepevine

Today’s post is by a close friend and fellow blogger, Bonnie Anderson. We were talking recently about a great place she and her husband discovered that I had never been to. I asked if she would share her experience with … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, Date Night Ideas, Daytime Dates, Local Date Night Gems, Local Gems, Orlando Date Ideas, Romantic Orlando | Tagged , , , , ,

Is Your View Of Marriage Too Small?

If you are a parent you know the challenge it is getting your child to see the big picture of why they do things. I remember asking my children to pick up their room cluttered with every toy from their … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Encouragement, Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, Sexual Intimacy, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , , ,

Vintage Post – Sizzlin’ Summer Datesi

Originally posted June 16, 2010 When the heat is on, our dates can be challenging.  We love spending time outdoors, but when the mercury climbs over 90 degrees it certainly puts a damper on those plans.  This is why we’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage | 2 Comments

Stay Cool This Summer With These 7 Hot Date Ideas

Ah, Summer. The time to venture outside into the sunshine and warmth of longer days. Unless… …you live in Florida. Summer here is humid…                                 … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Marriage, Date Night Ideas, Summer Date Ideas | Tagged ,

2018 Date Night Challenge – The Letter “L”

Our date began with a delicious LOBSTER dinner that Tom grilled for us. I normally prefer crab legs to lobster, but this 1.5 lb. lobster tail was cooked to perfection. Next, we set up our LIVING room for a night … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 Date Night Challenge, Christian Marriage, D.R.A.B., Date Night Ideas, Dating Your Spouse | Tagged , , , ,

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

Posted in Christian Marriage, communication | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Christian Marriage, Encouraging Your Spouse, Growing Strong Marriages, Leadership, Roles In Marriage, Testimonies, The Gospel & Marriage | Tagged , , , ,

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

Posted in Biblical Encouragement, Christian Marriage, Difficulty, Growing Strong Marriages, In Sickness, Seasons of Life, Testimonies | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Biblical Encouragement, Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, Guest Post, Parenting, Seasons of Life, Slices | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Christian Marriage | 3 Comments

Wordless Wednesday

Image | Posted on | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 2018 Date Night Challenge, Alphabet Dates, Christian Marriage, Date Night Ideas, Outdoor Dates | Tagged , , ,