Category Archives: Seasons of Life

10 Questions for Oldyweds About Romance

You’re most likely familiar with the Newlywed Game. It’s where couples married under a year are asked questions separately to see how well they know each other. Paul Byerly has challenged Christian Marriage Bloggers to post 10 questions about any topic … Continue reading

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A Time For Everything…

Every marriage faces different seasons. Some you see coming and others take you by surprise with a phone call. Being aware of this helps us adjust when the winds change–rather than get blown away by the emotional roller coaster, we … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – A Daisy A Day

A Daisy A Day Posted on April 18, 2012 by Debi Walter We talk a lot about the importance of doing little kindnesses for our spouse on a regular basis. We are encouraged to do this in the hopes it will become a … Continue reading

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The Grieving Continues…

Heavenly Father, Our hearts are broken. We ask that you comfort the families of those facing the worst of news this week–the loss of a loved one forever. We ask that you help our local law enforcement officers as well … Continue reading

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Hike And Tell – A Journey Of A Lifetime

It was a typical day for my ladies’ retreat at our cabin. We had taken an afternoon trip to Mast General Store to do some shopping when I met them–Jake and Rachel–a young couple who have launched a journey of … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – I’m Exhausted Part II

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 element of … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – I’m Exhausted Part I

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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Decades of Marriage – The Fourth Ten Years

We’ve had some extensive posts about what to expect in each decade of marriage. Now we’ve caught up to where we are. Tom and I celebrated our 37th anniversary in February, so we’re almost through our fourth decade–crazy! This  has … Continue reading

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Decades Of Marriage – The Third Ten Years

You’ve just celebrated 20 years together. You wonder how in the world you’ve made it this far–wasn’t it yesterday when we were starting out on this adventure called marriage? Time has proven to fly, and it’s possible to feel lost … Continue reading

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Decades of Marriage – The Second Ten Years

You’ve just celebrated your 10th wedding anniversary. Congratulations! Many couples don’t make it this far, so you must have learned some degree of communication skills to get you to this point. You are to be commended. Just about the time … Continue reading

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Decades Of Marriage – The First Ten Years

A decade is a long time–ten years, to be exact and much happens in this span of time. Just consider the past ten years of your life? Where were you in 2006? How have you changed? How has your marriage … Continue reading

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A Night I’ll Never Forget…

It was a night I had anticipated for years.   I had missed my first chance to see them because we were out of town for their inaugural concert at Orlando’s brand new Amway Center. The Eagles were coming to … Continue reading

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Trials In Marriage–Caring For Elderly Parents

My Mom has been gone for nearly three years, and it seems I’m missing her more now than I have in a while. I’m not sure why that is, but I’m grateful I have no regrets that haunt me about … Continue reading

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Trials In Marriage – In-Law Relationships Part 2

Today we continue our series on the topic of In-Law relationships. It’s not an easy one when it gets started on the wrong foot, but there is help. Continue reading

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Trials In Marriage – Job Loss

This is an area we had never experienced, until five years ago. It was my birthday. Tom had left for work like all the other days of his career. When he called me at 9:30a it was no surprise, since … Continue reading

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Is Menopause Destroying Sex In Your Marriage? – Intimacy In Marriage

Intimacy In Marriage – My dear friend, Julie, is running a series on Thursdays about the difficulties marriages face that can have an adverse effect on our sexual intimacy. Here are some of the titles to other posts in this … Continue reading

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You Never Know When It Will Happen…

I have a dear friend who called this morning to tell me that her cousin and her husband were killed in a tragic car accident involving an elderly man who was driving the wrong way on the Interstate. She is … Continue reading

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A Slice Of Our Life–At Home, At Church And In Our Ministry

I love to bake pies. It’s something I’ve done since we were first married in 1979 due to the kindness of an older woman who lived in our condo complex. She took me under her wing and taught me how … Continue reading

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Elisabeth Elliot 1926-2015

This morning at the age of 88, Elisabeth Elliot went to be with the Lord. Oh to see the reunion of her with her first husband Jim as she tells him what happened with the Auca Indians after his death. Imagine … Continue reading

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The Many Faces Of Empty

Empty. It’s a funny word when you say it by itself. It sounds like two letters of the alphabet “M” and “T”. I don’t know about you, but it’s a word I use often, and it has many faces. Think … Continue reading

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