Category Archives: Cherishing

Try Something New For A Changei

It’s been two weeks since my last post, and I’m still struggling to get well. Since I don’t want to leave you hanging, I figured a quick update would be good. Being home for what seems like forever, I have … Continue reading

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Living Our Marriage Backwards

Our church just finished a series studying the book of Ecclesiastes. It has been a sobering and encouraging endeavor. I have learned much in the process. I am grateful for a church where God’s Word is cherished–all 66 books of … Continue reading

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Pause and Consider

We all have one, at least one, but we may not realize it because of our lack of pausing and considering it. I’m talking about an area of strength in your marriage. Oftentimes we focus on what is lacking and … Continue reading

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Getting To Know You

A famous song is our post title for today. We did a parody of it at our church a few years ago for a ladies retreat that focused on the seasons of life. This song is one of my favorites … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things

If I wake up before Tom, one of the ways I enjoy showing him my love and care is to get his coffee ready to brew. If I hear him stirring in the bedroom I’ll even press the brew button … Continue reading

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Love Letter Discovery

We have talked for years about the lost art of writing heart-felt sentiments on paper. We came upon this report that will bring tears to your eyes. May this inspire us to write our own love letters to each other. … Continue reading

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Gratefulness

Today is the day after Valentine’s Day. You may be basking in the glow of an amazing night with your spouse. You may be disappointed in the lack of love expressed to you yesterday, or you may be indifferent to … Continue reading

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Thank Full

As I write we are on the road heading to our daughter’s home for Thanksgiving. Much has changed in our lives over the past 10 years, and Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated in the same way as we did for years! Parents … Continue reading

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Marriage Fertilizer

Two years ago I inherited my late Mother-in-law’s Christmas cactus. It was small and in a temporary container when I brought it home from her house. But the blooms were beautiful. I knew it had potential to be more than … Continue reading

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10th Blogiversary Calls For A Countdown Sale

Where were you 10 years ago? Tom and I embarked on our blogging journey a decade ago thinking it was primarily for our friends and church family to use and enjoy. But God had bigger plans in store. He intended … Continue reading

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Have You Been Nudged?

This morning as I was getting ready I felt a nudge from the Lord. I was compelled to tell Tom how grateful I am for the way he takes care of our finances. He is faithful in this area and … Continue reading

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Have You Entered Our Giveaway?

We want to give away a Cherish Your Spouse package that includes a copy of Gary Thomas’ book, Cherish, and a copy of our book, Cherishing Us – 365 Healthy Tips from The Romantic Vineyard. How to enter: 1. Comment … Continue reading

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A Personal Marriage Designer (and a Cherish Your Spouse Giveaway)i

When Tom and I began The Romantic Vineyard nearly a decade ago (where has the time gone?), we chose the title because we had no better words to describe our passion–romance in marriage. This has been our calling in life … Continue reading

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Cherishing Your Spouse by Supporting Their Interests

One of the things I appreciate about my husband is the way he supports me in my interests. It’s no surprise that I enjoy writing. This is an area where Tom has no personal interest, but he makes room for … Continue reading

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