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The Beauty of a Crimson Stained Marriage

The year was predicted to yield a bumper crop, a winemaker’s dream. The vines had experienced near perfect growing conditions all summer, and harvest was just beginning. At 3:20a. on the morning of August 24th, the unimaginable happened. An earthquake … Continue reading

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8 Ways To Keep From Draining The Life Out Of Your Marriage

In our last post I compared marriage to a fountain. I ended the post with this meme… …and it got me thinking of the ways we drain our marriages of the good God intended. I found this article on The … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – Ten Commandments For Better Communication

(First published on May 22, 2009) Communication is the foundation of all marriage relationships – the key is establishing a good and strong foundation that will support your relationship through all difficulties.  Those who lack good communication skills find their … Continue reading

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What’s Your One Thing?

Many couples we’ve talked to have areas in their marriage that are neglected simply because the husband or wife doesn’t do something that they could or should do? It may be because they don’t make it a priority on their … Continue reading

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Vintage Post – What Is Biblical Fellowship?

We recently heard it said that Christian married couples who have been happily married for many years usually have one thing in common — they share biblical fellowship regularly.  What is biblical fellowship?  It is communicating with your spouse openly … Continue reading

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Stretching Our Romantic Muscles – A 21 Day Challenge

I’ve been doing something consistently that I had all but given up ever doing again. I started exercising. For those of you who have always been physically active you can’t possibly understand what I’m talking about. It is a way … Continue reading

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21 Day Fix For Marriage

Three Weeks.  Three weeks pass quickly, especially when you’re on an extended vacation. Ah! Doesn’t a three week cruise sound wonderful? But it’s not happening for us and probably not for you either. <sigh> But three weeks really does go … Continue reading

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Everyday Romance – Life Giving Words

Today’s idea was founded centuries ago when men of old were writing letters of encouragement to other brothers and sisters in Christ. What they didn’t know was how the Holy Spirit was infusing every Word with the life-giving power of … Continue reading

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The Romantic Vineyard’s 6th Anniversary Photo Contest

November 12th is our 6th Anniversary here at The Romantic Vineyard, and on our 2nd anniversary we held our first photo contest. We’ve decided it’s time to bring another photo contest back to help us celebrate all God has done … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom From The Bible

This is week two in the CMBA blogging challenge for October. Our topic for this week is Words of Wisdom from the Bible you value for your marriage. Wow–Where do I begin. Everything we have built our marriage upon comes … Continue reading

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Modeled Words of Wisdom

We are taking part in the CMBA Blog Challenge for the month of October focusing on Words of Wisdom we’ve received from others. This week we are to share what words of wisdom we’ve received from family. I must admit … Continue reading

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4 Encouragements For The Discouraged Marriage

Marriages can go through all sorts of ups and downs as the years pass. This is expected to some degree, for it’s shared in most wedding vows: for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. Knowing … Continue reading

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Armstrong Redwood State Park

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The Guilt Caused By Marriage Blogs

When Tom and I first started The Romantic Vineyard there weren’t many marriage blogs focusing on the positives of married life–romancing your spouse, date night ideas, honoring and respecting your spouse. Most were focused on the struggles marriages encounter and … Continue reading

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If Our Thoughts Were Pictures–Would You Want Your Spouse To Look At Them?

A picture captures a moment in time to help us remember the experience, the people or the place photographed. I love to look at pictures as much as I like to take them. I see it as a type of … Continue reading

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4 Ways We Should Never Settle In Marriage

  There are times when settling is a good thing, like when you find a place to call home, or when you’re finally able to settle a long-standing argument. Settling on a purchase price of something means both parties are … Continue reading

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Using Our Internal Alarm System For The Good Of Our Marriage

I had just walked out of Lowes Home Improvement store and wasn’t paying much attention to the car sitting idle outside the door. I stepped in front of it heading towards my car when the driver put the car in gear. … Continue reading

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There Is No Quick Fix For Marriage

Spring has sprung in Florida, and it’s beautiful! My dinner plate dahlias are growing strong, and I can’t wait to see what they look like in full bloom. But I must patiently wait for the buds to appear and then, … Continue reading

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5 Romantic Videos For Your Valentine

There are some songs that evoke a sense of oneness and romance like no other. Today’s video is such a song–Adele’s voice is soothing and compelling. She draws you into the story she weaves with her musical notes and lyrics. … Continue reading

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Which Key Is The Right Key?

On our two posts this week we asked the question–what is the key to a happy marriage.The answers were as varied as the people/marriages answering the question. So which key is the right key? Trust Love Respect Communication Commitment Forgiveness … Continue reading

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