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If you are anything like me then you probably have a smart phone and love hearing about new apps! As you know I am also a huge advocate of marriage and always love to find new ways to work on and to help my marriage. Since this the month of “love” I thought it would be a great time to talk about the top 8 apps that I found that can really help you better your marriage.
Now before you say, “Put down the phone and just talk to your spouse,” hear me out! These apps are not to take the place of good communication and quality time together in marriage, but they are an aid to help you better yourself and your marriage. Also, I have found that a lot of military spouses use these apps to help keep connected to their husband during deployment. These are just other little ways to keep that connection even when your spouse is far from home or even just at work!
Apps to Help Make Your Marriage Even Better:
Have you ever read the book The Five Love Languages? If you have then you know that this book is all about finding out your unique love language (Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Receiving Gifts, Acts of Service, or Physical Touch) and also your spouse’s so that you can show and receive love the best way for both of you!
This app lets you take the survey to find out what love language you are. It also includes a love language challenge “which creates a way for couples to love one another in the love language they speak through a 5-week challenge. Through this experience, participants are guided towards ways to share a more loving relationship by speaking your loved one’s language.”
The Love Dare Day-by-Day: 30 Days (Free)
If you have seen the movie Fireproof or read The Love Dare book then you will love this app that reads just like a devotional. It “…is designed to challenge husbands and wives to understand and practice unconditional love. Whether your marriage is hanging by a thread or is healthy and strong, this is a powerful journey you need to experience. If taken to heart, it could change your marriage . . . and your life.”
The app also includes:
- Weekly dares to “help you express love in your marriage.”
- “Specific prayers to pray for yourself and your spouse.”
- “Questions to get you thinking and talking about your relationship.”
- “‘Go Deeper’ sections that enhance personal Bible study.”
I must admit this is one of my favorite marriage apps. Lots of fun stuff in this one! “Twoignite exists to improve marriages by helping couples have fun together and enjoy God’s design for marriage.” Here are a couple categories you will find on this app:
- Spin the Bottle: “Spin the bottle and get fun tips and activities to reignite your passion for your spouse and engage in conversations with others.” You can spin for these categories: date ideas, couples only, and group questions.
- 52-Week Calendar: The calendar gives you some kind of “date” that you can do with your spouse each day. Some are at home and some require you to go out. I love having 365 different events to do each day!
- Two Ignite Events: “Find real (or virtual) events near you and engage through the app at the event. See live comments from other attendees at the event, check-in at the event, receive exclusive event related resources, or get directions.”
- Am I Normal?: “See how your sex life stacks up against other couples. Look at the real stats about sex among married couples in the US. See where you and your spouse land on the spectrum… then find useful tips on improving your sex life.”
This is another app I just love. The Dating Divas did an amazing post about this app (pictures included) so I am going to direct you to their site so you can find out more about it. I promise you won’t be disappointed! Pair – An App for Couples.
This app seems very similar to the one above with a few differences of course! “Between is a space where you can share all your moments with the one that matters. Send text messages and voice mails for free. Share photos to create a timeline just for the two of you. Check and plan your special days together and set reminders for them.”
I love this app because you can change your “focus” to marriage, parenting, or kids and get different tips and advice. Focus on the Family is known for ministering to families and for their Biblical counsel and help.
“The Focus on the Family iPhone app is the best way for Parents and Married Couples to find support and encouragement on the go as they seek to live out the vital roles that God has called them to. The app equips and educates users to grow in their marriages and raise godly children.” The marriage “focus” gives you:
- Verse of the day (about marriage).
- Conversation starters.
- Encouragement and tips.
- Inspiration and insights.
- Date night ideas.
Why I Love You ($.99)
If you are a person that has a hard time expressing yourself or your feelings this app can help you out with it’s list of 101 reasons “Why I Love You.” “Get inspired from these quotes, present them to your partner and spark your relationship.” You can email them to your spouse, add the ones you like to your favorite’s list and more!
These two apps go together and are great for couples to do together.
Honoring Him: “There are 365 ideas to spark our creativity and inspire us to action. There are 365 accompanying Scriptures to remind us of the privilege it is to love, support and come alongside our men. Our men aren’t perfect. Neither are we. But they are a gift to us, and we need to let them know it.” You can set reminders and also save your favorites. Sounds like a great app to help your marriage!
Loving Her: “We have designed this app to provide for you 365 ideas to cherish your wife. What this app provides for you is a daily idea for cherishing your wife along with a Bible verse to encourage you in your walk with God. The goal is for every husband to not only become a husband who daily makes his wife feel loved and cherished but who also becomes a strong man of God.” Like the other app this also lets you set reminders and add your favorites.
Reader Tip: “Best thing I have done for our marriage is to set a daily reminder to flirt with my husband. I have an alarm and he doesn’t even know that is why I text him romantic or missing him texts daily. It sparks a lot when you follow through!! This advice came from my coach Dani Johnson. Her website has helped our marriage tremendously!!!” – Sarah
What are some apps you use for your marriage? Is there another way you use your phone to help your marriage?