Category Archives: romancing your spouse

Do You Know Your Spouse’s Touchstones?

Touchstones are the parts of books, movies, poems, artwork or even songs that touch our heart in specific and meaningful ways. It’s usually the part that either takes your breath away or brings tears to your eyes. And it’s often … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Your Eggs?

My Father-in-law is living with us and I recently asked if he liked eggs. He told a story of how he used to make fried eggs for his wife who passed away last year. It brought a smile to his … Continue reading

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“You’re All The Woman I’ll Ever Need”

We were young and had two, (soon-to-be) three small children. Our church was young as well. We had left a large mega church in order to plant, with our young couples’ pastor, a church to discover New Testament reality. We … Continue reading

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To Do Or Not Do, That’s The Question

This Saturday is February 1st. It’s hard to believe we are already one month in to the New Year. And we are fast approaching one of my favorite holidays–Valentine’s Day. I love this day because our tradition is for me … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – Five Sense Romance

I have shared this on our Only Wives section of the blog, but today I share it with you as part of our Five Friday Favorites series. These are five ways to romance your spouse using our five senses as … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – “O” Date Night Ideas

“O” Activities: Opera – if you’re a fan, why not plan a night out at a local theater.  We love Phantom of the Opera, and if you click the link…you’re in for a treat.  (Be sure to turn up your sound!) … Continue reading

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Making Up For Lost Time

When was the last time you planned something your spouse wasn’t expecting? Since Daylight Saving Time begins tomorrow night, why not think of a way to surprise them this weekend as a way of making up for lost time. 🙂 … Continue reading

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Paying Attention To The Nudges

Nudges.  They are easy to miss if we’re not paying attention. A couple of weeks ago, Tom and I were watching television, and saw a commercial for chocolate chip cookies. He commented how good those looked. (nudge) I got up … Continue reading

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Great Valentine’s Idea for Less than $12

You know I love Valentine’s Day. You know I love to surprise my husband. You know I love creative date ideas. I happened upon this blog at the recommendation of a friend, and I can’t tell you how much I love … Continue reading

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Take H.E.A.R.T. My Love (Valentine’s Idea)

Valentines Schmalentines. So many people are anti Valentine’s Day–even my son who explained why to me this past weekend. “I enjoy my wife everyday, not just one day a year because Hallmark or ProFlowers tells me to do so.” I get … Continue reading

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Thirsty For Romance

Date nights can become routine, and during the Christmas season they can become non-existent. Why not plan something special this week while you’re out shopping together? Romantic Tip for this week is to include our Mall Date Night idea we shared … 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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Thirsty For Romance

  We are one week away from the day we set aside to give thanks to God and to those we love for what they mean to us all throughout the year. Our spouse is by far the best and … Continue reading

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Thirsty For Romance

I don’t know about you, but this past month has been quite difficult for us. And the election was only a small part of it. We’ve dealt with health issues–our own and those of people we love. We’ve had a … Continue reading

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Thirsty For Romance

Romance is the skill of communicating your commitment to, love for and enjoyment of your spouse in ways that convince him or her of the priority of your marriage. Romantic Tip: Do something unexpected and kind for your spouse, and … Continue reading

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Thirsty For Romance

We want to start a new segment on Thursdays we are calling,  “Thirsty For Romance” Imagine someone giving you a refreshing drink on a hot, summer day. We enjoy it. It feels good, and it invigorates us. Romance provides the … Continue reading

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Make The Most Of Ordinary Days

Did you know that today is a holiday? It’s the day we celebrate the birth of Johnny Appleseed. Now, you may not celebrate it, but you could start. One of the best things about marriage is you always have someone … 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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Romantic Friday – Apple Of My Pie

Did you know that tomorrow is a holiday? It’s National Pie Day, the day when we celebrate this all-American creation. What’s your favorite pie? What’s your spouse’s favorite? Pies have always been a special part of our family’s traditions. When … Continue reading

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Stretching Our Romantic Muscles – A 21 Day Challenge

I’ve been doing something consistently that I had all but given up ever doing again. I started exercising. For those of you who have always been physically active you can’t possibly understand what I’m talking about. It is a way … Continue reading

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