Category Archives: GYRO Challenge

GYRO Week 14 – Flashlight Tag Date

This is our last date idea in our Get Your Romance On series. We hope you’ve enjoyed realizing how fun it can be to stay home and date your spouse. No babysitter, no restaurant bills to pay, just the two … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 13 – Get Lucky Date Night

Everyone knows the number 13 is thought to be bad luck. Hotels skip  numbering a floor with it which has never made sense to me. Just because you choose to go from floor #12 to floor #14 doesn’t mean the … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 12 – Cinco de Mayo es Romantico

Here’s our GYRO Date night idea reposted from May, 5, 2010.  We’re a couple days late – sorry. Hopefully you can still make time to celebrate this Mexican National holiday! Ole! Since today is Cinco de Mayo – the Mexican … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 11 – Drive-In Movie Night

I know we don’t normally encourage a movie night for a date, even at home, but this one is different. The idea is to pick a really bad, B-rated movie. Believe me, they’re out there. I found one site that … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 9 – Spouse Appreciation Night

This date is a great way to let your spouse know all the things you love and appreciate about them. Start by making a list of those things you appreciate most about your spouse.  It has been said, “what we … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 8 – Watch Your Wedding Video

This week’s date doesn’t take a lot of planning, but it is sure to bring back lots of memories. After dinner and once the kids are all sound asleep. Put on your comfy clothes and cuddle up on the couch … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 7 – Blind Spouse Bluff

With April Fool’s Day on Monday, we thought it would be fun to have a date with a bit of “foolery” involved. Here’s how to plan a Blind Spouse Bluff Date: First – Gather a good blind fold or large … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 6 – Romantic Easter Date

It’s spring, and Easter is right around the corner. As Christians there isn’t a more important date on the calendar, for Easter represents the freedom Christ bought for us. It truly is a date to celebrate. And as couples the … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Date Night Idea

I don’t know how we hadn’t heard of Downton Abbey until recently, but we hadn’t. However we’ve managed to catch up on all three seasons in three short months. 🙂 When our GYRO Challenge was to pick a country as … 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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GYRO Week 4 – Passport Date

We love to travel, but sometimes it just isn’t possible to go away to a place of your dreams. That’s the idea behind this week’s theme. Pick a country you’ve always wanted to go to and plan a night around … 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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GYRO Week 2 – Coffee Shop

Welcome to week two of our Get Your Romance On Challenge. We have several signed up for the entire 14 week date night challenge. However, we invite you to try one or more even if you’re not up to doing all … Continue reading

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4 Myths Of At-Home Themed Date Nights – Part 3

First of all we want to share that The Romantic Vineyard was voted a Top 12 Marriage Blog for 2012 on a Twitter contest sponsored by Square 1 Ministries. We don’t take such honors lightly, but recognize God is at work … Continue reading

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4 Myths of At-Home Themed Date Nights – Part 2

Myth #2 – Themed at-home dates are expensive. This couldn’t be further from the truth! It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money to pull off a great themed date night. Especially if you plan your date around one … Continue reading

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4 Myths Of At-Home Themed Date Nights – Part 1

With the GYRO Challenge in full swing, we had an interesting conversation with our grown kids about planning themed date nights at home. Both of our married daughters said their husbands would roll their eyes at the thought of such … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 1 – Game Night

Welcome to week one of our Get Your Romance On Challenge. We have several signed up for the entire 14 week date night challenge. However, we invite you to try one or more even if you’re not up to doing … 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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