Tag Archives: Romance

Intentional Tourist – Finding Romance In Your Own Backyard

Tourist. Most of us have been one from time to time. The definition of a tourist is: a person who is traveling or visiting a place for pleasure. Have you ever considered becoming a tourist in your own city? Looking … 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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What’s The Romantic Temperature In Your Home?

Every month (the second Monday) we are featured on the Engaged Marriage blog. Our topic is romance in marriage. Following is this month’s post… If marriage is like a house, then romance is the central air and heat. Think about … 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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‘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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5 Years In Review…

Today is our 5th Blogiversary, and it’s hard to believe. We want to share with you what God as well as share some of our stats with you. Total Posts – 1282 (that’s an average of 4.9 posts a week) … Continue reading

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A Table For Two, Please – And Our Next Contest!

Since I haven’t been thinking about planning surprises for Tom lately, as I explained in yesterday’s post, I’ve realized I’m lacking inspiration. The best place for me to go for such inspiration is Pinterest. I don’t know if you follow … Continue reading

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R.O.C.K. Your Spouse Around The Clock

One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock rock… Bill Haley penned these words to this classic song decades ago and nearly everyone, no matter how old, has heard. The lyrics are easy and the tune is upbeat and unforgettable. In fact, … Continue reading

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Romance In Marriage–The Eyes Have It!

Today we’ve posted on the Engaged Marriage blog about the importance of romance in marriage, and it’s most likely not what you think. But first we want to announce the winner in our “Wives Of The Bible” giveaway. Thanks to … Continue reading

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I’m Right and You’re Wrong–So There!

We had a conversation recently with some friends about our tendency to notice every little error our spouse says when sharing a story. As we discussed this we all realized that we do this way too often. And why? After … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

This week’s Happy Hour special comes from a blog I just discovered. The writer, Lisa-Jo Baker, knows how to tell a story so well that you won’t want the post to end. This particular one is the perfect follow-up to … Continue reading

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Recharging Your Date Nights

We all know what it’s like to have our cell phone, camera or tablet die on us right when we need it most. This can happen to our date nights too if we’re not careful. Imagine life has gotten too … Continue reading

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I.Love

We live in an age where we can stay connected with our spouse even when we’re not physically together. Social media has made the world so much smaller, and it can be a good thing when used to communicate our … Continue reading

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Romance 101 from the Huxtables

Today we have a treat for you. I was on the computer last night when I happened to see that J with the Hot, Holy and Humorous blog had just uploaded a video from The Cosby Show. I was the … Continue reading

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8 “We Do’s” To Keep Our Marriage Strong

We recently discovered a question posed by the Do Not Disturb blog. They asked us to post about what WE DO on a consistent basis to keep our marriage strong. Their goal is to get married couples all over the … Continue reading

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I’ve Grown Accustomed

It’s National Marriage Week, and what a great time to talk about the benefits of long-lasting love. This past week we heard the following song from My Fair Lady, sung by Diana Krall. The title is, I’ve Grown Accustomed To … Continue reading

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Get Your Romance On

Diapers and jobs and schedules, oh my! Yes, life is full of must-do’s, but it mustn’t negate our need and/or desire for romance. Our marriage is far too important to sideline this aspect of our relationship. First, let’s be clear … Continue reading

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On Thoughtfulness

Thoughtfulness is always appreciated. Especially if the act is something the receiver really needs or wants. A spouse has the unique opportunity to be thoughtful in ways other people simply can’t because they aren’t close enough to see the need. … Continue reading

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Boring Communication And How To Avoid It In Your Marriage

Have you ever been in conversation with someone who was obviously bored with the topic? I have. In fact the person actually closed their eyes while I was talking. It wasn’t until his head fell backwards that he was shaken … 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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