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Category Archives: Purpose
Two Keys for Devotion in Marriage
Devotion. It’s one of the most important aspects of a healthy marriage. But it’s two-fold. Devotion to God. Tom and I committed our marriage to God—a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. What we promised matters because we said our … Continue reading
A Long-Overdue and Necessary Adjustment To Our Blog
Over the last two years there has been a melding of our personal lives and our mission to support, encourage and build healthy marriages. It has happened so rapidly in close succession that we hadn’t realized it until now. Many … Continue reading
Posted in Christian Marriage, Difficulty, Growing Strong Marriages, Purpose Tagged Focus in Marriage, Marriage Poll, Mission Statement Comments Off on A Long-Overdue and Necessary Adjustment To Our Blog
Are You Up For The Challenge?
We are taking part in a monthly blogging challenge. Many of you may be visiting here for the first time, and to you we say, “Welcome!” A little about us. We are Tom and Debi Walter and we live in … Continue reading
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
Posted in Celebrations, Cherishing, Christian Marriage, Purpose Tagged 10th blogiversary, Cherishing Us, Countdown Sale 2 Comments
We visited a church yesterday while staying with our daughter and her husband in Arkansas. In the lobby they had their creed on display for all to see. It was captivating and encouraged discussion. This caused me to consider what … Continue reading
Posted in Biblical Encouragement, Growing Strong Marriages, Purpose Tagged marriage creed, Purpose in marriage Comments Off on Marriage Creed
21 Day Fix For Marriage
Three Weeks. Three weeks pass quickly, especially when you’re on an extended vacation. Ah! Doesn’t a three week cruise sound wonderful? But it’s not happening for us and probably not for you either. <sigh> But three weeks really does go … Continue reading
What Marriage Is And Isn’t To Us
Today is our 36th anniversary–3 dozen years! It’s been quite the journey, and we couldn’t be more grateful to God who has made it all possible. In 36 years we’ve learned about what marriage is and what it isn’t. If … Continue reading
Confessions Of A Marriage Blogging Wife
My friend, Kate, who writes the One Flesh Marriage Blog along with her husband, Brad, started a challenge to all marriage bloggers. It is to write out 10 confessions of what your life really looks like on a daily basis. … Continue reading
Marriage Is Only A Shadow
This newly married husband shares a toast at his wedding reception that accurately communicates the beauty of marriage. If all couples had this mindset on their wedding day, there would be no divorce.
Our 4th Blogiversary!
Have you ever had expectations for the future and then have them not play out in the way you had hoped or dreamed? I’m afraid in the current environment this has become much more the norm for many of us. … Continue reading
Posted in Celebrations, Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, Purpose Tagged Atlanta, Blog, Blogiversary, Book, Future, God, Religion and Spirituality, Twitter 8 Comments
This is the day we remember. This is the day we will never forget. It is the day when we hold our loved ones a bit closer. And pray to God more earnestly. We will never be what we were … Continue reading
Why We Do The Things We Do
This is our 1,001st post. It is an appropriate time to remind ourselves of something very important. We have had the privilege of having the same pastor for most of our married life. He and his wife are two of … Continue reading
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
Posted in Growing Strong Marriages, Love is, Purpose Tagged 1 Corinthians 13 1 Comment
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
Posted in Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, Purpose, Spiritual Intimacy, The Gospel & Marriage Tagged Christian, God, marriage, Myopia, Relationships 4 Comments
Tag You’re I.T.
I.T. stands for Indeed Thankful, and as we are now only two days away from our 3rd blogiversary, we wanted to take time to thank the people who have helped The Romantic Vineyard become what it is today. If you are … Continue reading
Posted in Blog Love, Purpose, resources, Testimonies, The Gospel & Marriage Tagged Two 6 Comments
Faithful In All Seasons
When we first said, “I do,” it was easy to be faithful in all things, because our love was fresh and new. We were like the leaves on the vine in spring. There was promise of life to come and … Continue reading
Posted in Christian Marriage, Difficulty, Growing Strong Marriages, Purpose Tagged Child, Christian, Christianity, God, Lord, marriage, Monogamy, parenting teens, relationship, wedding vows 8 Comments
Feeling Down In The Valley?
There is something about a vineyard that holds a charm for us like no other place in the world. We have had the privilege of visiting vineyards in France, Canada and our own Napa Valley. Each one has perfected a … Continue reading
Posted in Christian Marriage, Difficulty, Growing Strong Marriages, Purpose, The Romantic Vineyard Tagged Canada, France, Fruit, God, marriage, Napa Valley AVA, Valley Vineyards, Vineyard, Wine Comments Off on Feeling Down In The Valley?
A Fragrant Aroma – Our 7 Links Challenge
We want to thank Janine Ripper, of the Reflections From A Redhead blog for inviting us to take part in the 7 Links Challenge as hosted on @tripbase. The idea is to post 7 links according to their preset categories. Since … Continue reading
Top 10 Reasons We Blog
Ah, We’ve made it to the end of our first ever Ultimate Blog Challenge, and it has been a whirlwind of a ride. It wasn’t as hard as we anticipated, and we learned so much along the way, not to … Continue reading
Posted in Christian Marriage, Growing Strong Marriages, Purpose, The Romantic Vineyard Tagged Christ, Christ Jesus, Christian Church, Divine grace, God, Jesus, Lord, marriage 6 Comments