Welcome to week two of the Saturday Spark! This is a new weekly feature at Newlywed Survival. Each week will feature a challenge for you and your spouse designed to bring you closer and keep the spark alive! Hopefully you will take the challenge and let everyone know how it is going in the comments section below.
Last Week’s Challenge
So, how did everyone do with last week’s challenge – Go to Bed Together? Did you try going to bed at the same time every night? Well, my husband and I usually do this about 3-4 nights per week, so this week we tried to do it every night. Well we set out to do it every night, but it worked out to 5 nights this week. I love this time together. It is nice to just relax next to one another, cuddle and/or read.
This Week’s Challenge – Texting
Texting? Yes, texting…and I don’t necessarily mean “sexting” although you can do that too! When you and your spouse are away from each other every day, you still think about one another. Why not let each other know? When something reminds you of your husband send him a text message letting him know you are thinking about him. It can be as simple as “Thinking of you,” “I miss you” or “I love you.” It is nice to hear these words, and we tend to forget to say them on a consistent basis. So, why not text them?
If you are feeling a bit friskier, you can try sending some more provocative messages. They don’t have to be raunchy, although I think most men wouldn’t mind receiving such a text message. Just do some text message flirting. You could say something like “Can’t wait to see you later,” “Wanna come play after work?” or “Can you guess what I am wearing right now?” Be creative and have fun!
What is stopping you?
- Do you feel silly typing these things to your spouse? Start off with the simpler ideas and work your way up to flirting.
- Do you and your spouse have a hard time saying these type of things let alone texting them? You need to start somewhere. Maybe texting them will be easier? However, as a married couple you should be able to say any of these things to each other…be open.
- One or both of you doesn’t use text messaging? Then use email! Just make sure that you are not sending something that you would not want his whole office to read to his work email account. Or, you could go “old school” and use paper notes. Write one of the above ideas on paper and hide it in a lunch, a pocket, the car…be creative!
The 01.28.2012 Challenge
Your challenge this week is to use text messaging as a flirting tool with your spouse. Try it a few different times during the week and see how it goes! Are you up for the challenge? Let us know how it goes – we don’t need too much detail …write a comment below or blog about your experience and include your link in your comment (feel free to use the button above on your blog with a link back to this post).
Those of you who already use your phone as a flirtation device (yep, I just wrote that), let us know what works for you and your spouse. And keep up the good work! Hee, hee – flirtation device.
Do you have an idea for a Saturday Spark Challenge? Let me know.
Sneak peak at next week’s Saturday Spark… Start the day off right
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