Tag Archives: Romance

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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3 Types of Boredom in Marriage

We heard recently of a study conducted in Canada of 88 married couples. They were asked to write down words to describe the current state of their relationship. The majority of the words indicated boredom to one degree or another. … Continue reading

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Fall Date Night Ideas

Thank you for following our 13 Fall Dates. We hope you’ve been inspired to try one or more of our ideas. This is one of the best times of year to rekindle the passion in your marriage. Happy Fall, Y’all! … Continue reading

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Creative Date Ideas

Maybe you cringe whenever you hear the word creative because you simply aren’t creative in any sense of the word. Well, I have good news for you–you don’t have to be creative in order to have a creative date because … Continue reading

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11 Artsy Date Ideas

We were taking a fresh look at The Romantic Vineyard recently and realized we have more Date Night Idea categories than we’ve posted about. This is due to the fact that Debi was extremely excited when we first started to … Continue reading

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A New Week – A New Series

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a series, so we thought we’d offer a new one for you beginning tomorrow. The inspiration for this series was Debi spending 2 1/2 weeks with our daughter’s family following the birth of their … Continue reading

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The De-Masking Of Prince Charming

Each of us on a specific day of a specific year stood before others and exchanged our marriage vows. Most likely we were full of great anticipation of this being our fairy tale come true. We were committing our life … Continue reading

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Intimate Distance

  The title is an oxymoron we are living right now. I am in Atlanta and haven’t seen Tom for week. I won’t see him until late Friday night, and to say I miss him is a huge understatement. In … Continue reading

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Summer Lovin’ Photo Contest

Ron Jon Surf Shop in Cocoa Beach, FL, has a fun promotion where you send them a picture of you in your Ron Jon t-shirt while on vacation. It’s fun to see where their logo has been–all over the world. … 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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Lost That Loving Feeling?

If you’ve been married more than a year, you’ve most likely experienced it. It shouldn’t surprise us, but it can be a bit disconcerting. Losing the feeling of love we had for our spouse at the beginning of our relationship … Continue reading

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It Takes Time To Make Time

Before we were married it took no effort at all to plan our next date. We wanted to be together as much as our time would allow. But once we were married this began to gradually change; it had to. … Continue reading

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Hello, The Sea Is Calling

Tonight we were sitting together watching TV when a commercial came on that took our breath away! It made Debi tear up, so we knew we had to share it with you. Kudos to Royal Caribbean for such a brilliant … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Welcome to 5p. on Friday. It’s time for the weekend to begin, and what better way than to have some really special posts to read to encourage you in your marriage. We have some regulars and some new blogs to … 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 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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Vintage Post: Raining Romance

This post was originally shared in July 2010. We believe it is worth sharing again: It is raining outside as I write this post.  I have always loved the rain – the gentle shower as well as the violent storm.  … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

In eight days we will celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of The Romantic Vineyard. November 12, 2008 is when we first launched this blog. It has been unbelievably rewarding allowing us to meet some incredible people. You’ll meet some of them … Continue reading

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