Tag Archives: United States

Happy 4th of July

Today is known as America’s Independence Day. What if we were to celebrate today by remembering our Dependence on one another and on God to make our marriage what He desires it to be? Let’s be grateful today for such … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 12 – Cinco de Mayo es Romantico

Here’s our GYRO Date night idea reposted from May, 5, 2010.  We’re a couple days late – sorry. Hopefully you can still make time to celebrate this Mexican National holiday! Ole! Since today is Cinco de Mayo – the Mexican … Continue reading

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Don’t Ditch Your Marriage!

It all happened a few years ago when we were on a business trip in Detroit. We happened to pass by an apple orchard. Since I’m from Florida, I had never seen an orchard during harvest time, and I was … Continue reading

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GYRO Week 4 – Passport Date

We love to travel, but sometimes it just isn’t possible to go away to a place of your dreams. That’s the idea behind this week’s theme. Pick a country you’ve always wanted to go to and plan a night around … 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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Valentine’s Day – Hype or Help?

I can’t count the number of couples I talk to who choose not to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They say it’s just another day where Hallmark, florists and chocolate companies are trying to get us to give them what’s in our … Continue reading

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Surprise! You’ve Been Spouse-napped!

This past weekend I had the privilege of helping my daughter plan an awesome birthday surprise for her husband of 7.5 years. Words can’t describe how fun it was to help her come up with an idea that would bless … Continue reading

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Entering The Quiet – A Limited Curiosity

It is ironic that this post is taking place the week leading up to the biggest, most important election America has ever seen. The values and goals of each candidate couldn’t be more different and whomever is chosen to lead … Continue reading

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Frankenstorm

Today is Halloween. The day when most families are thinking about a night for their children to have fun collecting candy and playing scary games. But not so this year. Halloween 2012 will be remembered as the one where “Frankenstorm” … Continue reading

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13 Fall Dates – #11

This date requires a little bit of planning, but it is sure to help you slow down and enjoy a part of God’s creation you may take for granted. Fall Date #11 Take a Drive on a Birding Trail Near … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

This week’s Special Blog of the Week is: One Flesh Marriage We have had the privilege to meet Brad and Kate in person. In fact, we had them over for dinner at our home when they were visiting Orlando. They … Continue reading

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Worldview Makes All The Difference

It’s hard to avoid the continual debate taking place in our country regarding the 2012 Presidential Election. Our primary focus here at The Romantic Vineyard is for the building and strengthening of marriages for God’s glory. So what do the … Continue reading

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Closings

Tonight the Olympics will broadcast the closing ceremony of the 30th Olympiad, and I’m sure it’s going to be worth watching. Imagine the thoughts of the athletes who won a medal? This closing is the end of a long training … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

Yes, it’s been awhile since we’ve had time to read other blogs, much less post about them for you! Sorry. This is what happens when your world is turned upside-down. Thankfully, our feet have landed, and we’re getting our bearings … Continue reading

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Re-Employment Update

As you know Tom no longer has a job. We went away to the mountains of North Carolina last week to be alone and mostly to listen. Tom prayed. I prayed. We prayed together and read God’s Word. It was … Continue reading

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Who Is Yours?

Every athlete, no matter what country they represent, has one. The athletes listen to their every word and look to them first for their approval after their performance. In watching the Olympics I’ve been struck by their influence. Who is this … Continue reading

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When You’re Forced To Wait

It’s Tuesday night. One week ago was Tom’s first night unemployed or as the government likes to call it, “reemployed.” No matter the terminology, he’s without a job. There are many ways to look at it…he’s not tethered to anyone … Continue reading

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7-11 Date Night Idea

In case you hadn’t noticed today is July 11th, commonly referred to as 7-11.  There is a convenience store so named because it used to represent the hours the store was opened, 7a – 11p. It also happens to be … Continue reading

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H.O.M.E.

We know that you know we’ve been gone for the past two weeks. We’ve spent more time apart than we have together, but now we’re… H.O.M.E. There is something special about walking into your home for the first time after … Continue reading

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Do You Notice?

Have you ever had one of those times when you are surrounded by people you love and you step back and take in the moment? It can happen at a birthday party, a funeral, or a graduation. They are pivotal … Continue reading

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