Category Archives: Spiritual Intimacy

Spiritual Intimacy

Today is the National Day of Prayer. It was established on the first Thursday in May beginning in 1988 by President Reagan when he signed it as a law in order to help America pause and consider the true source … Continue reading

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Shame On You!

This phrase is often said when someone does something they shouldn’t have. Like when a child deliberately goes against their parents’ wishes bringing embarrassment or shame. But the shame we want to talk about involves the marriage relationship. Oftentimes shame … Continue reading

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Let’s Take A Walk

So many times when life is hard and the circumstances are difficult, we’ll say these four words – Let’s Take A Walk.  Walking provides perspective.  It provides much needed contemplation.  It’s simply the best way to pull back and re-access … Continue reading

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A New Year Challenge

I’m breaking my week off  from blogging commitment to share with you a challenge in which I’m participating. I thought you might like to know about it too. It’s called: 31 Days To Pray For Your Spouse Challenge And it … Continue reading

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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

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10 Questions To Diagnose Your Marital Health

We are currently reading Donald Whitney’s book, Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health, and I must tell you, it is encouraging, convicting and compelling. I find myself responding to what I read in the way I believe the author … Continue reading

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When The Wine Runs Out

J.R. Miller shared this glorious truth, which we received via Grace Gems.  If you haven’t subscribed to this wonderful newsletter, we encourage you to.  It always provides rich truth in which to soak your soul! “When the wine ran out, … Continue reading

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Water Into Wine – Proverbs 4

A “precept” according to Noah Webster is authoritative instruction pertaining to moral conduct, and no where in Scripture is morality more prevalent than the Proverbs. Solomon had great wisdom and he used his wisdom to instruct us  how to live. … Continue reading

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Another Award – Happy New Year

Yesterday we discovered Paul Byerly, of The Generous Husband, picked The Romantic Vineyard to be included on his first list (maybe annual) Hot Marriage Blogs for 2010.  While this is solely his opinion, we find it quite the commendation since … Continue reading

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Meekness – What It Is and Isn’t

Before we begin digging deeper into what it looks like to cultivate this fruit in our lives, we must be clear on what it is and isn’t. Nancy Leigh DeMoss is using a book by Matthew Henry to dissect this … Continue reading

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Biblical Counseling: Fast and Free

We have had the privilege to take hours of classes on Biblical Counseling these past few years.  It has been a tremendous blessing not only to those we counsel, but to our own marriage as well.  The reality is that … Continue reading

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Fruit of the Spirit: Love

Can you imagine owning a vineyard where the fruit is always ripe and fresh, no matter the season?  There would be no need, no worries, no fear of the future.  This is what the Fruit of the Spirit produces in … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: A Soul Filled With God

Gary Thomas has written a devotional book for couples titled, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage.  Today we want to share with you one devotion that has had a profound effect on us.  The amazing thing is – this is what … Continue reading

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Grace Given Brings Peace

It is late. It has been one of those nights where I am filled with emotions I don’t understand, much less expect my husband to understand.   Yet I try.  I strive to communicate honestly, even though as I speak what’s … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: E.G.G.s

Okay – first we must tell you – yesterday’s post on McRomance Cafe’ coming to McDonalds was completely an April Fools joke! Of our many hits yesterday only a few of you clicked on the link to get your free … Continue reading

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Why We Blog

This past weekend we attended Memorial Services for two young men, age 22 and 21 – they were separate services, completely unrelated.  One was held Saturday morning, the other Sunday afternoon.  We also shared dinner with two separate couples whom … Continue reading

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The Marriage Dance

Each morning I enjoy time alone with the Lord – reading His Word, praying for my husband, my family, friends and for the day ahead. I usually write out my prayers along with my thoughts in my journal allowing me … Continue reading

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A Timely Word…

It’s so good to have time away together to reconnect as a couple.  It has been a challenging couple of weeks for us, schedule-wise, so we want to share with you something that hopefully will help you in your relationship … Continue reading

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Mirroring God’s Image

Once again we provide you with an excellent article from Moments Together For Couples.  You can receive these devotionals each day via e-mail.  Simply follow the link to sign up! To Mirror God’s Image Genesis 1:27 And God created man … Continue reading

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Journey Worth Your Time

The Bible tells us about the wise man who built his house upon the Rock, though the winds blew and rains came, it didn’t fall down.  Such a strong foundation for our marriage is the Word of God.  It provides … Continue reading

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