Category Archives: Hindrances to Romance

Keeping It Real–Worth The Effort

If you haven’t figured it out by now, I love parties. I love holidays. I love surprises. I love celebrations. Since Tom has retired it makes it very difficult to surprise him. He is almost always home when I’m home. … Continue reading

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Making Time For Romance When Life Is Too Busy

There are times in marriage when life is too busy to focus on romance, and it’s okay. There are lots of ways to appreciate your spouse and to help your romantic love grow during such seasons.  But you might not … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things

Romance. It means so many different things to different people. Some love to give and receive gifts. Some love to hear little words of affirmation. Still others enjoy surprising acts of kindness. Whatever your love language or your spouse’s–you should … Continue reading

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Romance 101 from the Huxtables

Today we have a treat for you. I was on the computer last night when I happened to see that J with the Hot, Holy and Humorous blog had just uploaded a video from The Cosby Show. I was the … Continue reading

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Part 3 – What Pressure Reveals

This is Part 3 of our series titled, Diapers, Toddlers & Romance, Oh My, where we are talking about how to keep the home fires burning in the midst of raising a family. We have talked so far about the issue of … Continue reading

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Part 2 – We’re Exhausted

This is Part 2 of our series titled, Diapers, Toddlers & Romance, Oh My, where we are talking about how to keep the home fires burning in the midst of raising a family. Yesterday we began by talking about the … Continue reading

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Part 1 – I’m Exhausted

It’s amazing how much energy is required to raise a family, yet with each baby that’s born time doesn’t slow down. It marches on whether you’re in step or not. How can a couple continue to make the most of … Continue reading

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A New Week – A New Series

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a series, so we thought we’d offer a new one for you beginning tomorrow. The inspiration for this series was Debi spending 2 1/2 weeks with our daughter’s family following the birth of their … Continue reading

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Surprise Bedroom Check

Stand up and walk away from the computer. Go directly to your master bedroom and measure how it looks. Next take our poll. Don’t worry you can be honest, the results are completely anonymous, but we believe this will inspire … 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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10 Hindrances To Cultivating A Romantic Vineyard – Complete List + One More

As a help in referencing back to our most recent series – we’ve compiled this post with all the links in one place.  We pray you find it helpful: Hindrance #1 – Unconfessed Sin Hindrance #2 – Unrealistic Expectations Hindrance … Continue reading

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So-So!

  This describes my mood lately.  It is so-so.  If I let my mind follow my feelings I’m afraid I would spiral downward.  Why the melancholy mood?  Mainly because my daughter is moving the end of this month to Georgia.  … Continue reading

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10 Hindrances To Cultivating A Romantic Vineyard

#10 – Critical Judgments Today marks our final hindrance to cultivating a romantic vineyard, and it is so common many couples may not even realize how this is effecting their marriage.  Critical judgments as opposed to charitable judgments are like … Continue reading

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10 Hindrances To Cultivating A Romantic Vineyard

#9 – Busyness   A few years ago Tom took me away for a romantic night alone without the kids.  It was an unexpected blessing, but he made a few stipulations as we were driving away from home. “Here’s the … Continue reading

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10 Hindrances To Cultivating A Romantic Vineyard

#8 – Friendships Can you imagine a vineyard owner who worked hard all year to produce great wine that he never enjoyed himself?  He painstakingly goes through all the necessary steps to make a great product and gives it all … Continue reading

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10 Hindrances to Cultivating A Romantic Vineyard

#7 – Selfishness In a Vineyard it is imperative that everyone do the job they are called to do, as well as help out others when they are under pressure or falling behind. This is necessary for the obvious reason … Continue reading

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10 Hindrances To Cultivating A Romantic Vineyard

#6 – The Laziness Beast There are two kinds of lazy. The first is one who appears very busy, but never has time to do the things of most importance.  They constantly put off romance simply because the schedule is … Continue reading

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10 Hindrances To Cultivating A Romantic Vineyard

#5 – Wrong Motives We’ve all done it.  It’s our human nature to want to look good.  When we look good we feel good, or so we think.  That is until someone comes along (many times it’s our spouse) and … Continue reading

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10 Hindrances To Cultivating a Romantic Vineyard

#4 – Financial Pressure   In keeping a vineyard it takes money to make money.  The owner has to continually invest in the process or risk losing everything.  As a former business owner I am well aware of the pressure … Continue reading

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Bonus: For The Wives…

…Who are also called “Mommy!” Today I offer you an excellent article by Barbara Rainey to consider as you romance your husband.  She shares a point which has always been strong on my heart as I purpose to love my … Continue reading

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