Tag Archives: Holidays

‘Twas A Christmas To Remember

I’ve written the following poem for your enjoyment, but in addition, we believe it displays a possible reason many who read our blog struggle to romance their spouse in big and special ways. However, romance is much more than the … Continue reading

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I Interrupt This Normal Blog Post…

…to let you know my love and care for Debi this Mother’s Day has led me to intervene in her regular schedule in order to take her away for the next few days. Our kids wanted to do something special … 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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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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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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14 Ways To Bless Your Spouse This Valentine’s Day

We want to give you the heads up about our “Get Your Romance On” (GYRO) Date Night Challenge for Valentine’s Day. The idea is to give your spouse the gift of 14 dates beginning the week after Valentine’s Day and … Continue reading

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One Lasting Answered Prayer

Have you ever considered how your marriage is the result of long-anticipated prayers said before you even met? It’s easy to forget as the years pass, but think about it; Your relationship with your spouse is the answer to prayers … Continue reading

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Thank You To Who?

I’ve noticed a slight shift in the way our culture celebrates Thanksgiving. Maybe you’ve noticed it too. The majority of Thanksgiving cards direct their thanks to the person reading the card. We are encouraged via commercials to give thanks to … Continue reading

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It’s Just Another Day

Since Tom is not working for the time being, this Labor Day feels like every other day we’ve had since mid-July. It is strange, but nice at the same time. 🙂 How do you handle life together when it becomes … Continue reading

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It’s Time – Contest Deadline Fast Approaching

We have had an ongoing contest this summer, and it’s been fun to see your creativity in sharing how many years you’ve been married. The contest deadline is fast approaching – Monday night at midnight. If you don’t remember the … Continue reading

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9 Celebration Date Ideas

Does your spouse have a birthday coming up soon? Mine does; Tom’s birthday is on Saturday, and I’m excited to celebrate yet another year of his life. A kindness from God we can easily take for granted. I would love … Continue reading

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Making Your 4th Romantic

When was the last time you surprised your spouse by doing something special for them that they weren’t expecting? Annual holidays are a great chance to let your romantic sparks fly so to speak, which is why we offer romantic … Continue reading

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Hello To Summer Date Night

Tomorrow marks the official first day of Summer. Why not plan a Hello To Summer Date Night? First – We must set the mood. Click the following link to listen to a great summer song by Michael Franks titled, Now … Continue reading

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Earth Day Date Idea

Earth Day is April 22nd. We realize there are many people who go overboard in regards to Earth Day, even worshiping the planet. But there is something to be said for being a good steward of God’s creation. He intended … Continue reading

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But.

  It is Christmas. I have only wrapped a handful of gifts, and they are the ones I’ve already given away. Underneath our tree sits a lonely tree skirt. I have finished our Christmas cards, and they have been sent. … Continue reading

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A Heart To Bless

Our B.I.G. Christmas Giveaway Contest has proved to be our best contest ever. Thank you to all who took the time to share with us your stories and your heart to bless your spouse for Christmas. We wish we could … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – The New Black?

It is the day before Thanksgiving in America. A day we all look forward for varied reasons – the food, the family gathering, the football. It is a day fraught with memory-making opportunities. For Christians, it is the day we … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

We have been posting fun dates to celebrate for awhile now, and we’re wondering if any of you have chosen one of these dates and made it special in some way. We would love to hear what you’ve done – … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar

This is another busy week for us – the third of four weddings this summer will take place on Saturday. The Bride and Groom will share their vows in front of a room full of witnesses, and will become by … Continue reading

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