Author Archives: Tom and Debi

Good And Tired

We’ve been away the past four days on a ministry team visiting our sister church in Nassau, Bahamas. It was a great trip where we witnessed God encourage hearts and strengthen those who were feeling weary, including ourselves. We are … Continue reading

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Ever Had Mustgoes?

Sure you have! It’s the food leftover in your refrigerator that “must go,” before it goes bad. Well, marriages have mustgoes too. They are the things we allow too long in the fridge of our marriage, and they can go … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 5 – Interlocking Pieces Date Night

Of course we could have called it a Jigsaw Puzzle Date Night, but that doesn’t sound nearly as much fun, now does it? 🙂 Here’s the idea: Purchase a puzzle the size you could complete in one evening. This is … Continue reading

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Measuring Trust In Your Marriage

Trust is one of the most important aspects of a healthy marriage. With it the marriage can grow and change as prompted by the Lord without difficulty. The benefits will be enjoyed by both husband and wife. Without it the … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s the time of the week when our attention turns to what God is saying through other marriage blogs we respect and enjoy. We call them our Specials of the Week! Enjoy! Oh, and you might find it interesting that … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 3 – Alphabet Date Night

We’re curious to hear how the challenge is going so far? Have you found having an hour or so date each week to be easier and more enjoyable than you thought? What has worked and what hasn’t?  This week’s date … Continue reading

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Marriage Is – Being On The Same Team Fighting A Common Enemy

Dr. Al Mohler continues in his excellent article by summarizing thus: How does marriage glorify God? Tertullian, one of the early church fathers, offers wisdom: “How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in home, one … Continue reading

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What Does It Look Like To Glorify God In Your Marriage?

Dr. Albert Mohler is one of our favorite writers, pastors, teachers, and also serves as the President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He wrote an article titled Marriage and the Glory of God that so wonderfully describes what this … Continue reading

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I’ve Grown Accustomed

It’s National Marriage Week, and what a great time to talk about the benefits of long-lasting love. This past week we heard the following song from My Fair Lady, sung by Diana Krall. The title is, I’ve Grown Accustomed To … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

We can’t remember the last time we featured our favorite blogs on our normal Happy Hour posts. The reason? We haven’t been able to read other blogs with all the personal things going on in our life. But things are … Continue reading

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Longest Married Couple In U.S.

We recently read this article by Lauren Sher from the ABC News blog and thought we had to share it with you for encouragement and to celebrate this dear couple’s commitment to each other and their marriage. A Connecticut couple who … Continue reading

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GYRO Prep – One Week To Go!

And no, this isn’t a recipe for this classic Greek dish. It’s an acronym for our 14-week challenge called, Get Your Romance On. We’ve heard from many who are planning to bless their spouse this Valentine’s Day by giving them … Continue reading

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14 Ways To Bless Your Spouse This Valentine’s Day

We want to give you the heads up about our “Get Your Romance On” (GYRO) Date Night Challenge for Valentine’s Day. The idea is to give your spouse the gift of 14 dates beginning the week after Valentine’s Day and … Continue reading

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Taking A Back Seat To Grief

This is our final post about sadness and grieving, but one we felt necessary. We pray it will be a source of encouragement to others. Tom and I have had only a few times in our 34 years together where … Continue reading

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The Praying Marriage

We all know how important it is to pray, especially for our spouse. But what do we pray for concerning them? It’s easy to pray for immediate needs–what they’re currently facing. But how much better to back up and see … Continue reading

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Keeping Our Focus Where It Should Be

Christmas season is upon us, and it’s easy to neglect the reason for the season. John Piper has compiled a free e-book devotional for each day of Advent that we believe will greatly help all who use it. What a … Continue reading

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With A Thankful Heart

We want to pause today and thank God for the amazing privilege it is to do what we do. We thank Him for you. He has given us much, and we love sharing our abundance with others as our way … Continue reading

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Happy Hour – Are You Bored With Sex?

The final post in our Boredom in Marriage series focuses on one of the most common issues in marriages–boring sex. Since many other respectable marriage blogs have addressed this issue in full detail, we thought we’d use our Happy Hour … Continue reading

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But I’m Bored

I remember when my kids used to say this to me all the time. I countered their whining with,  “if you’re bored, then I’ll give you more chores to fill your time.” They learned not to say that anymore. But it … Continue reading

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