Author Archives: Tom Walter

Love is….not resentful

Resentful means easily provoked to anger or irritable; this is the word mentioned right before in this scripture passage (1 Corinthians 13:4-7), and the word we discussed on Friday.  So why is it mentioned twice?  Most likely because we might … Continue reading

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Love Does Not Boast

Today our focus is on one thing love is not – boastful.  Boasting is a manifestation of pride, and pride concerns itself with self – not others.  We can’t truly love our spouse if we are boasting in our selves … Continue reading

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My Wife

As most of you know, we recently had a B.I.G. Christmas Giveaway Contest. The response was the best we’ve ever had – and understandably so. Our prize was BIG, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. The entries were … Continue reading

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So, Where’s Your Focus?

Debi’s post yesterday touched on having spiritual myopia – that is being near-sighted to where we miss seeing what’s most important. Have you ever taken a picture where the camera failed to focus on the what you wanted it to … Continue reading

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The Christmas Cottage

Our Here’s to Us moment #1 is an entire post – it was that good! Not all of our moments will warrant an entire post – some may only show up on our Facebook page. But what a perfect way … Continue reading

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Why Is a Good Marriage Not Something You Find?

Continuing with our “Why” series, Gary Thomas offers the answer to this question, “Why is a good marriage not something you find, it’s something you cultivate?” This is so true. If we are consistently working on making our marriages better, … Continue reading

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WHY Is It Important To Study Your Spouse?

Bonnie Anderson with the Ship Bound For Tarshish blog is a good friend of ours. When we celebrated our third blogiversary she made the comment that three year olds are notorious for asking why this? why that? why? why? why?! … Continue reading

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What’s Eating You Anyway?

About nine years ago we did an addition on our house after much deliberation as to whether we should do it or move. Since we live in a neighborhood with about a dozen close friends from our church, we decided … Continue reading

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Do You Wanna?

After thirty three years of being together, I still love to hold Debi’s hand. I love touching her, and it’s one way I can that is acceptable in public. While holding hands we can give each other signals that no … Continue reading

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You’ve Got Mail Date Night

We posted about this date a three years ago, but for the sake of our new readers we thought we’d share it again. ______________________________________________ Debi loves the movie, You’ve Got Mail. She watches it at least once a year, but … Continue reading

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Is Your Marriage A Place of Trust?

It’s no secret that Debi and my favorite author is Paul David Tripp. We read everything he publishes and even follow him on FaceBook and Twitter. A few days ago I came across an excellent questionnaire to use as a … Continue reading

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Sharing Musts For A Healthy Marriage 3

When we were kids one lesson our parents always tried to instill in us was a willingness to share. We had to share toys, bedrooms, TV programs and playmates.  And we didn’t like it, usually. The sharing musts we’re talking … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Don’t Flip When Romance Flops

Our pastor tells us often what people remember most about his Sunday messages is when he shares a personal story of how he’s messed up.  For some reason people resonate and find encouragement through the failures of others.  Not in … Continue reading

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Romantic Orlando – What’s Cooking?

“Cooking is like a relationship, you can do it because you LOVE it, or you can do it because you HAVE to.  The choice is yours!” – Tom Walter Debi and I love to cook.  We always have, but we’ve … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 20

We just spent a week in AZ where there is a light ordinance.  Basically what this means is the street lights must point completely downward, and they cannot be detected from over 200 ft. away.  It is great for stargazing, … Continue reading

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Pick Up On Aisle 4

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but I have something to share I believe will help the husbands (and wives too). Debi and I were shopping not long ago when something happened that surprised me.  Debi was on one aisle, … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 12

“There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.” Proverbs 12:18 Definition of Rash – Uttered or undertaken with too much haste or too little reflection. Think about your marriage and … Continue reading

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Intoxicating Love

I had the privilege of attending a meeting yesterday for the men of our local church. One session was titled, “The Protection of Intoxicating Love,” and it was so practical I had to take the time to share it with you.  … Continue reading

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What Is The Gospel?

And what does it have to do with my marriage?  Everything, that is if you’re a Christian. This is the week when the Gospel is front and center in the mind of every believer.  It is Easter week, and we … Continue reading

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A Fragrant Aroma – Sex Matters

We are attending a conference this weekend by C.C.E.F (Christian Counseling Educational Foundation), a group committed to helping Christians learn how to both receive and give biblical counsel.  We have had the privilege several times to attend these seminars, and … Continue reading

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