Category Archives: romancing your husband

20 Practical Romantic Resolutions For The Unromantic Husband

Here we are at the start of a new year and everyone either embraces resolutions or runs from them as fast as they can. I get that. It seems resolutions set us up to fail, especially when what we set … Continue reading

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Thirsty For Romance

Many of us wait until January to make those New Year resolutions, but what if we were to change this mindset? What if we were to purpose to end 2016 well giving us a head start on 2017? If you … Continue reading

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(Re)Creation Date Night Idea

Tonight is special. I’m planning to bless Tom by recreating a dish that he had when we were in Mendocino, California, on vacation a year and a half ago. I got the idea a while ago, but wasn’t sure how … Continue reading

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#MCM – Man Crush Mondays

Every Monday social media is hit with photos of ladies showing off the man with whom they have a crush. It got me thinking about how much I still have a crush on the man I said “Yes” to 37 … Continue reading

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Today Is Special…Why?

Today is Tom’s 60th Birthday, and I have some special things planned. Two weeks ago I surprised him by having a small gathering of friends and family–some from out of town that he had no idea were in town. I … Continue reading

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How To Make It A Valentine’s Day He Won’t Forget

Today’s post was featured on the Engaged Marriage blog… Valentine’s Day – Do you have plans? Or do you plan NOT to plan? Sadly, I’ve heard many couples who have chosen to ignore this day because they don’t like the … Continue reading

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50 Daily Kindnesses

  Pour their coffee in the morning and take it to them before they get out of bed. Write an encouraging Bible verse on the shower wall. Pray specifically for your spouse’s day and write a note telling them you … Continue reading

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Secret Word Game

This is a fun way to communicate a simple word to your spouse over the course of a day. Here is all you need to do: Think of a word you want to say to your spouse. It could be … 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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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 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 4

Myth #4 – I’m not creative! Oh how many times we’ve heard this one. The best part of planning a themed date is it makes it easier for those who are not so creative. Having the parameters of a theme … 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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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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I’ve Grown Accustomed

It’s National Marriage Week, and what a great time to talk about the benefits of long-lasting love. This past week we heard the following song from My Fair Lady, sung by Diana Krall. The title is, I’ve Grown Accustomed To … 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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Get Your Romance On

Diapers and jobs and schedules, oh my! Yes, life is full of must-do’s, but it mustn’t negate our need and/or desire for romance. Our marriage is far too important to sideline this aspect of our relationship. First, let’s be clear … Continue reading

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