Creating Fun Valentine's Day Texts for Your Spouse!

It’s amazing what kind of things you can do when you are not glued to social media! The benefits of living unplugged outweigh anything social media can offer you! Here is just another way of “celebrating” being unplugged!

Valentine’s Day is this Friday! Leading up to this big day, there should be love in the air! That’s what this blog post is about today: how to create a little romance leading up to Valentine’s Day! Let’s get started.

I’ve been married just over 16 years to my spouse. In the beginning of our marriage, the romance was alive and thriving! After a few years, it began to die down a bit. We both had sort of found our groove and settled into the relationship. We both began to feel “comfortable”. Romance didn’t seem to be as active as it once was.

Then one day, I discovered a website called “A Wife Like Me“. This is a GREAT website!! Amanda Davison is the CEO of A Wife Like Me, and she truly has a passion to see marriages thrive! She also offers LIVE videos/interviews on Facebook each Thursday evening, where she interviews other women who may have struggled with their marriages and how they turned things around. Or these women may be counselors, or authors, or a housewife who really wanted to share some things that worked for them!

Amanda’s website has offered some awesome tips and has become part of my regular reading each day. Her website has many different bloggers, not just Amanda; each of whom offers a little something different each time. I encourage you to check out the website, if you haven’t already. You will find tons of helpful information there.

Now, let’s get to the main idea for today’s blog. TEXT MESSAGING YOUR SPOUSE! What are some fun ways you have used text messaging to show your love to your spouse? I know there are tons of fun ways, ideas for topics, date night ideas, etc., on the web; and all of these can be incorporated into your texts.

I use text messaging to remind my husband that I am proud of him, love him, and reminders for other things. But, I also use text messaging to send him fun texts, or even a few texts that are meant for only him; if you know what I mean! Texting is also a great way to share date night ideas. If you run across a great idea for a date night, text the link or idea to your spouse, as a reminder. If your man is like my man, sometimes he isn’t very creative when it comes to date night ideas; but a simple text message is a great way to get him started on planning a great date night!

If you are short on ideas of what to actually say in a text, here are a few ideas. Just make sure that when the text arrives, it is seen by HIS eyes only!! You surely don’t want his boss to be standing near when a “naughty” text comes thru, right!!??

Texts To Send to Your Spouse:

  • You will forever be my always
  • I want to slow dance with you
  • I want to cuddle with you tonight
  • I want to give you a very nice, long massage
  • I am so grateful for you
  • I love waking up in the morning with you
  • I love taking showers with you
  • I want you
  • Let’s get naked tonight
  • I shaved my legs just for you tonight
  • I’m so proud of you
  • You make me so happy
  • I love being your wife
  • Let’s get alone tonight
  • You are an amazing provider for our family
  • I miss you when you are away
  • I don’t have any panties on
  • I’ll be waiting for you tonight

You get the idea! Make it fun. Make it suggestive. Make it adorable! It’s all about spontaneity. How can you get him thinking about YOU while he is away? How can you get him thinking about what’s waiting for him at home? How can you get him thinking about how lucky he is to have a wife like you? You see what I mean?

So, this week, leading up to Valentine’s Day, try a little romance via text messaging. Maybe this year you will experience one of the best Valentine’s Day dates you have ever had!

Until next time, Be Blessed!

MrsWGW3

6 Signs You May Be Addicted to Social Media

What does it actually mean to be “addicted” to social media? It’s like any other addiction, you feel as if you can’t live without it. It feels like your life-line.

Social media has changed our world! It has given us so many opportunities & advantages that we never had when all we had was a phone. However, there are some downsides to social media, as well.

Today, I want to talk about six signs that you may be addicted to social media. If you see yourself in one of these categories, maybe it’s time to unplug. If you see yourself in two or more of these categories, it is definitely time to unplug, and maybe even think about getting some help. Trust me, I’m not pointing fingers here. I know what it’s like to be addicted to social media.

So, let’s take a look at these six signs:

  • You rarely put your phone down. You find yourself in the middle of a conversation with someone, and then wondering off into “social media land”. You can’t even stay on track with the conversation in front of you because you are too concerned about what is happening with social media; how many people liked your post; how many people loved your post; how many people shared your post, and what everyone else is up to. How many times do you find yourself having to regroup and bring yourself back into the real world conversation that you are having because you’ve wondered off into social media land?
  • You are the first one to comment or like someone else’s post. I’ve had people say to me, “wow, you were really fast on that Facebook post! I barely posted it and you liked it.” I’ve even had my kids call me and ask me if I was okay because I didn’t respond quickly, like I usually do!
  • You find yourself in a rage when the Internet goes out because now you can’t get onto social media. This one says everything, doesn’t it!?
  • Your phone is the first thing you pick up when you wake up in the morning, and you immediately go to your social media account(s). I have been so guilty with this one! Sometimes it’s noon before I realize it, and I realize just how much time I have wasted!!
  • You base your value on the number of likes your post receives. This is a big one! Our value does not come from anything or anyone, but the Lord! If we are looking to anything or anyone else for value, we are looking in all the wrong places. There is nothing in this world that will fill the voids or lack of value in our lives other than Jesus Christ. No matter who you are, where you are from, what your background is like, Jesus is the only One who can truly fill those voids!
  • You compare yourself and your life with others. This one is scary! This one can be so crippling! If someone else makes you feel inferior, or their lifestyle makes you feel as if your life doesn’t matter or isn’t good enough, we need to change the lenses we are looking through. First of all, we need to realize that we are looking into a virtual world. Anybody can make their life look good, or better than it really is.

These are just six signs, guys. There are a lot more! But, like I said above, if you can relate to two or more of these signs, maybe it’s time to unplug, even if it’s just for a little while. We can lose touch with so many real world relationships because of social media. It can interfere with so many areas of our lives. I’ve even heard of people losing their job because they couldn’t stay off of social media!! This can truly be an addiction for some!

Over the next few days, I want to talk about the “why” of these addictions. Why are we addicted to social media? What is missing in our lives that we are only getting from social media? How is social media affecting our personal relationships, or our job? How is it affecting our family time? So many things to look at, and that’s what we are going to dive into these next few days.

Until then, be blessed!

MrsWGW3

Live Unplugged?

Is that even possible these days? Social media is such a huge part of our daily lives. Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so many other outlets, what does it even look like to no longer use social media? Well, that’s what we are here to find out. Stay tuned, as I begin to unfold a life UNPLUGGED!