Marriage Monday: “Frequent Texting”

Every day when my husband leaves for work he says the same thing: “Frequent texting!”  He loves for me to update him, even if he’s in meetings all day.  I share funny things the boys say, we often reference inside jokes (yes, many of them quite suggestive), and we give each other glimpses of how our day is going.  I feel like Will and I communicate more throughout the day (via text and talking) than most of my friends.  And it’s not because we have lots we need to discuss.  Generally we don’t.  But we like to stay connected.

The biblical view of marriage is that you and your spouse are one flesh.  Ephesians 5:31 says, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh” (NIV 1984).

So the question is, how do you protect your oneness?  How do you make sure you are communicating not just at the end of the day when there are hungry kids, practices in every direction, homework, and a million other distractions?  Why not, at the very least, send your spouse a lovely little text right now?

2 thoughts on “Marriage Monday: “Frequent Texting”

  1. Hollace Schmidt says:

    Hi Kristie,
    I am a freelance magazine journalist in Cleveland, Ohio and I just came across your post while researching a possible story for an editor at Redbook magazine. I’d like to write about couples who have found social media to strengthen their marriage and I love your story of texting with your husband throughout the day. Would you mind getting in touch with me so we can talk further? I’m at or 440-708-6344. Look forward to hearing from you soon!

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