Tag Archives: Relationships

Finding Satisfaction From Our Dissatisfaction

I know this sounds impossible. How can we be satisfied in something that makes us the opposite? Left to ourselves it would be impossible. But God uses the very things that dissatisfy us to bring us to a place where … Continue reading

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Is Your Marriage Primed?

We are spending three weeks at Barefoot Cabin getting it ready for the rental program. We started the long, arduous task of painting the interior walls. Most were either hunter green or red. We want to lighten and brighten the … Continue reading

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The Advantage of Vantage Points

Vantage Point is the name of a movie that came out in 2008. In it, the attempted assassination of an American President is shown over and over from different vantage points. It showed how each person saw the same thing, … Continue reading

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Joining The Conversation Of Other Marriage Bloggers

We want to “Join The Conversation,” from time to time of other marriage bloggers that we respect. We are part of a greater community called the Christian Marriage Bloggers Association (CMBA), and there is a wealth of wisdom being shared … 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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Are You Confusing The Muscles Of Your Marriage?

We visited our daughter’s church yesterday in Marietta Square. Her pastor shared a metaphor we think applies well to marriage. He said that when you exercise, if you keep doing the same routine week after week eventually your muscles will … 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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How’s The Climate In Your Marriage?

Have you ever been to Savannah, GA? Some of our good friends are there right now resting after the marriage of their daughter (and last one to leave home) on Saturday. I got a text from her saying how beautiful … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 8 – Watch Your Wedding Video

This week’s date doesn’t take a lot of planning, but it is sure to bring back lots of memories. After dinner and once the kids are all sound asleep. Put on your comfy clothes and cuddle up on the couch … Continue reading

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I Will Be Your Witness

Today we want to talk about an important aspect of marriage, something you may not have thought about. It will help if you take a few minutes to watch this movie clip from Shall We Dance first. Witness.  A witness … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

It’s the time of the week when our attention turns to what God is saying through other marriage blogs we respect and enjoy. We call them our Specials of the Week! Enjoy! Oh, and you might find it interesting that … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 3 – Alphabet Date Night

We’re curious to hear how the challenge is going so far? Have you found having an hour or so date each week to be easier and more enjoyable than you thought? What has worked and what hasn’t?  This week’s date … Continue reading

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Marriage Is – Being On The Same Team Fighting A Common Enemy

Dr. Al Mohler continues in his excellent article by summarizing thus: How does marriage glorify God? Tertullian, one of the early church fathers, offers wisdom: “How beautiful, then, the marriage of two Christians, two who are one in home, one … Continue reading

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The Bachelor…Husband?

Today we’re thrilled to step aside as our son, Jason, shares what’s on his heart concerning marriage. We think you’ll enjoy his writing style as he is quite funny. There is no greater joy than realizing your children have caught … 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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Happy Hour

We can’t remember the last time we featured our favorite blogs on our normal Happy Hour posts. The reason? We haven’t been able to read other blogs with all the personal things going on in our life. But things are … Continue reading

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The House Our Marriage Built – Part 2

Yesterday we began the analogy of seeing our marriage as a house with many different rooms. If you missed it, we encourage you to read it before continuing with today’s post. The next room we want to explore is the … Continue reading

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Happy Hour – Are You Bored With Sex?

The final post in our Boredom in Marriage series focuses on one of the most common issues in marriages–boring sex. Since many other respectable marriage blogs have addressed this issue in full detail, we thought we’d use our Happy Hour … Continue reading

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Bored With Romance

Romantic expressions are usually at their highest during courtship and diminish greatly after marriage. Many believe romance isn’t as necessary as it once was. Others believe it isn’t as important as it once was. We disagree with both views. Romance is … Continue reading

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