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Happy Hour

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a Happy Hour feature, and today we have a great blog to share with you. Bonny Logsdon Burns mainly focuses on encouraging wives who have low libido and helping their marriage become … Continue reading

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Rejoicing, Recovering, Relaxing, Remembering with Respect

The night before we came home from our mountain cabin makeover marathon, we found out a dear friend of ours passed away. He had battled cancer for a long time, and Monday the Lord decided it was time for his … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Be Happier

As you know, my family surprised me last week by taking me to Savannah for Mother’s Day. I was struggling with sadness the entire week before because everywhere I went I saw signs for Mother’s Day reminding me my Mother … 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 12 – Cinco de Mayo es Romantico

Here’s our GYRO Date night idea reposted from May, 5, 2010.  We’re a couple days late – sorry. Hopefully you can still make time to celebrate this Mexican National holiday! Ole! Since today is Cinco de Mayo – the Mexican … Continue reading

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Meet The Gardners

Have you ever heard your spouse talk about someone over and over, but never had the chance to meet them? Someone they had met before you were together? You’ve heard so much about them that it’s almost like you know … Continue reading

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Confessions Of A Marriage Blogging Wife

My friend, Kate, who writes the One Flesh Marriage Blog along with her husband, Brad, started a challenge to all marriage bloggers. It is to write out 10 confessions of what your life really looks like on a daily basis. … Continue reading

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6 Date Ideas To Help Build Marriage Friendships

Most times when we think of a romantic evening, it’s just for the two of us. But there are times when it is fun to invite your closest married friends over for a nice evening  together. And if you don’t … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 4 – Passport Date

We love to travel, but sometimes it just isn’t possible to go away to a place of your dreams. That’s the idea behind this week’s theme. Pick a country you’ve always wanted to go to and plan a night around … 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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10 Things My Mom’s Death Taught Me

My Mom’s estate sale was this past weekend. It was another layer of letting go, and it wasn’t easy–not that I thought it would be. Things are not special. They wear out, rust, decay and break. But the memory of … Continue reading

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Thinking for Myself

Today I’ve posted on my author blog, since the last time I did was December 7th. It’s long overdue. Below is the beginning of it, and you can click over to finish, if you so wish. Thank you for being … Continue reading

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A Time To Mourn

I want to start off by thanking each of you who have prayed for us as we’ve cared for my Mom these past few weeks. What a huge support and help you’ve been to us. Thank you! It is with … Continue reading

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Reflections On Our Time Away

Tom and I have been in the mountains of North Georgia since the beginning of the month. We’ve welcomed friends and family members, and another couple is due to arrive next week. It has been relaxing. It has been romantic. … Continue reading

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13 Fall Dates – #8

Remember as a kid when you’d go to the Fall Carnival at your school? There were always several games you could count on like bobbing for apples or biting an apple on a string. This gave us inspiration for our … Continue reading

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Dinner Date Night Ideas

We’ve all experienced the not-so-pleasant moments when you have a dinner date night scheduled, but nothing planned: “Where do you want to go for dinner?” “Oh, I don’t know, you pick!” “I don’t really care one way or the other.” … Continue reading

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I Choose Us

It was one of those date nights where you think it’s normal and predictable, but I was soon to learn otherwise. Tom and I had decided to watch a movie at home, something we rarely do on date nights because … Continue reading

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Bento Box Date Night

Ok. This is a total foodie type date night, but I couldn’t resist. These Bento boxes are amazing! And there is no limit to the themes you could try, except your budget, of course. We are very aware of budget … Continue reading

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Savoring Sunday

Growing up I always looked forward to Sunday dinner. Dinner was the afternoon meal for my mom–supper was always the evening meal. On Sunday’s Mom would prepare a delicious roast beef, mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole, glazed carrots, … 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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