Tag Archives: Love

Manipulating Motives

Our pastor often asks the question, “Why do you do the things you do, and who do you do them for?” It’s a great question to help discover what motivates you in the mundane of everyday life. But have you ever … Continue reading

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A Letter To My Newlywed Self – Age 19

I was thinking recently about the whole idea of reflecting on what I would say to my 21 year old self from the vantage point of today. It made me wonder what I would say to my newlywed self about … Continue reading

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She Loves Me…She Loves Me Not

We were in the car recently talking about the following, and we want to share our conversation with you. We’ve all heard this common verse repeated by hopeful lovers while removing each petal from a daisy. When the last petal … Continue reading

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United In Pros[e] and Cons

We are privileged to be a part of the Christian Marriage Bloggers Association. It is amazing to meet so many like-minded couples who desire to see marriages become all God intended them to be. We are all in this together, … Continue reading

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Unselfishness Is Contagious

Have you ever known of something your spouse wants you to do, but you don’t really want to? It can be anything, in any category. Think for a minute. Got it? Now what if you were to go ahead and … Continue reading

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365 Acts of Love

We have been following the quest of one husband to change the way he loves his wife. His goal is to show her 365 acts of love without her knowing of his quest. He documents what he does on a … Continue reading

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What We’ve Learned About Marriage in 33 Years

Today is our 33rd wedding anniversary, and it is the fourth anniversary we’ve shared with you since beginning The Romantic Vineyard. We are grateful to have this platform to share what we’ve learned about marriage so far. We say “so … Continue reading

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Love Never Fails

Today marks the final entry in our Love is series.  Paul sums it all up by declaring, “love never fails!” Wow!  How many marriages would endure if both the husband and wife had this conviction of heart.  If something isn’t … Continue reading

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Love Does Not Rejoice in Wrong Doing…

…but rejoices in the Truth! And it’s the “Truth that sets you free!” We have learned much about what true love is and what it isn’t over the past few days.  We can easily look at this portion of 1 … Continue reading

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Love Song Letter

Tom and I started dating in June of 1978.  We were married in February of 1979, which gave me the idea of writing him a love letter using titles from the love songs of the 70’s. I plan to give … Continue reading

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