With so many different things going on in the day that steal your attention, being sure you show the one you love how you feel about them can be a difficult thing. Sometimes, we think we have to make a big to-do to communicate our love for our spouse or dating relationship.
I have found that the simple and small things that my husband does for me shows me just how much he thinks about me in the day. With the use of all the different technological outlets that have media sharing capabilities, there are many creative things you can do to show your spouse that you are thinking about them.
But First Let Me Take a Selfie
I’m going to write about how you can use technology to enhance your marriage and dating relationships, but first let me take a selfie. 🙂 That is right, send your significant other a picture of yourself holding a message. You can make your message anything you choose. In the picture above, I held a sign that says, “I love you”.
I have also taken pictures of my children with messages that say, “I miss you”, and sent them to friends that have moved away from us. There is no way for me to be with my husband and the ones I love all day long, but this is a simple way for me to connect with him.
Being an artist, I have found it to be a lot of fun to take pictures and run them through filters. Anytime I can take a picture that represents my feelings, then I am happy.
Now, I know I recently published an article about how Facebook was negatively affecting my relationships. I ended that article by saying that it has served a great purpose in my life at furthering relationships once I figured out how to use it positively.
You can easily show your love for in your dating relationships and marriage through a simple post on your loved one’s wall. I posted the above picture on my husband’s wall recently. It is actually a picture I took myself with a heart shaped strawberry that was given to me.
Again, the artist in me came out in this picture, and I’m sure I took entirely too long setting it up to capture the picture I chose to use. However, Austin dearly appreciated my thoughts about him. Being a tech guy, he always enjoys when I reach out to him through technological venues.
Snapchat Disapearing Act
If you haven’t heard of Snapchat, it is an app that has an innovative picture based function. For one thing, you can draw on your pictures like I have done with the picture above. When you take a picture, it doesn’t automatically store the picture to your device.
I have personally found this to be very convenient for many reasons. For one thing, I have my phone automatically set to upload all of my pictures and my husband receives a notification on his phone of everything I snap a picture of. It is virtually impossible to surprise him with a photograph anymore for this very reason.
With Snapchat, I can take a picture and send it to him without him seeing it ahead of time. Another great thing that I love about Snapchat is that it gives me the freedom to take pointless pictures that I do not want saved forever. If I see something that is funny in the moment, but won’t be next week, taking a picture that won’t be stored in my gallery is perfect.
Another feature with Snapchat, is that the receiver can only see the picture for no more than 10 seconds after they open it. I find that these features are perfect for everyday connecting in my marriage.
Of course you always have the option to send your significant other an email, text, or pull them up in a chat window. You do not have to write a long letter to tell your husband or wife that you care for them.
If you are the letter writing type like I am, you can certainly make a lengthy note. Normally, just simple words of encouragement will go a long way with your loved ones. You can do this with friends as well as in romantic relationships and dating.
Not everyone is in a job where using cell phones, social media, or email is encouraged. If your loved one doesn’t work in a job where receiving digital communications during the day is a good idea, this may not be the best way to show your love. However, if your significant other can receive the occasional text or digital correspondence, then have fun using these ideas to show them how much you care.
What ways do you show your spouse that you are thinking about them? Let me know in the comments section.
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Keelie is a mother of three amazing boys and married to her high school sweetheart, Austin. She spends her days running R5 Website Management, taking care of the home, and investing in her children. In her spare time, she loves to encourage married couples to grow deeper in their relationship and find joy in their marriage.