I have a confession to make. Ryan and I just got smart phones about three weeks ago. Up until then we still had old school flip phones. They called. They texted. They told us what time it was. That was it. We finally had enough of the flip phones. We wanted to be able to take pictures on the go and have the ability to check in on our social media when we traveled. So we took the plunge and got iPhones.
It is a whole new world now! I never knew a phone had the ability to do so many things! Of course before we even had smart phones we would hear people say, “There’s an app for that.” With a iPhone now in hand I wanted to know what were some of the apps people were loving. I asked our community of women what their favorite apps where that helped them with or improved there marriage. After taking a look at the ones that were recommended I wanted to share three of them with you that I have been using.
3 apps that will improve your marriage
1. Dare2Share– Looking for a way to connect on a deeper level? This app will help you do just that. You sit down somewhere together with your app to start. Each session has several cards the app flips through. There are cards that ask you to share things about yourself and/or your relationship. Then there are dares to go along with that same conversation. These dares might take a little more guts to be honest and do them, but they are not like the middle school dares you remember. These dares encourage you to dig deeper into your relationship to really discover more about each other. This app is wonderful for practicing effective communication.
2.Cozi– This is a family planning organizer. It gives you the ability for your whole family to access the same app. I liked how the family calendar enabled you to color code each event so everyone is clear on who needed to attend. Another great feature I liked was the grocery list. Ryan will typically text me something we need. If I don’t add it to the list right away I might forget about it. Using this list makes the whole process easier. On the free version there is also a shared to do list and journal. This app for sure helps keep couples on the same page!
3.Avocado- (Sadly, this app has been discontinued.) This app is a personal messaging system between you and one other person. Again, both of you use the same account to connect. You can send regular text messages with words of affirmations, but it goes beyond that. You can send sketches, hugs, kisses, your mood and photos. It is a fun way to interact throughout the day other than normal texts. It gives a bit of variety that allows your man to know you are thinking of him. This free version also has five lists available and a calendar. Although, I personally like Cozi better for the list and calendar aspect.
I have to say I was a bit skeptical about how we would allow smart devices to enter our lives. Would they take over our already limited quality time? Or would we commit to using them in a way that benefited our marriage. I feel like so far Ryan and I have done a good job at keeping the balance appropriate. Using fun apps like these above can actually help us improve our marriage instead of hindering it.
What are other apps you use to help or improve your marriage?
Until Next Time- Truly Love,