Technology is a beautiful thing- especially when it can educate, uplift, inspire and help you create stronger relationships; even your marriage. Every successful couple has a few amazing tools in their arsenal of marital bliss. Today we are sharing with you the top five apps we believe every marriage can benefit from. No matter where you are in your marital journey we are positive there will be something in these apps for everyone.
Feel free to jump down to the app that interests you most:
- Marriage 101: Get Your Marriage On! App
- Finance for Couples: The Honeydue App
- Parenting, the Positive Way – Amy McCready’s Positive Parenting Solutions App
- Communicate the Way Your Spouse can Understand You – The LoveNudge App
- Give Your Marriage the Love it Deserves – The Ultimate Intimacy App
A Little Back Story
In nine years, our marriage in our relationship has grown tremendously. We are still learning to better understand and communicate with each other, rely on one another, parent on the same page, and love more deeply than we have ever been able to before.
What is our trick?
That’s an easy one – education and support.
These two things have taken our relationship to the next level. Like I mentioned earlier, this article is all about the apps we’ve used to strengthen our relationship and build a happier marriage, but keep in mind that there is so much more that goes into having a happy successful marriage than a few apps on your phone. Education and support are just two of the main building blocks of our growing relationship. As couples grow close, those building blocks will continue to grow as well.
Marriage 101: Get Your Marriage On! App
This is HANDS DOWN the coolest marriage app I have ever seen. (And I’ve checked out a lot of them!) The Get Your Marriage On! App is an all-encompassing, knowledge-packed, highly entertaining app that will seriously kick your relationship up a few notches. There are so many tools to guide you and your spouse through essential communication strategies (which is something my hubby and I are always in need of) and SO much more!
The app is set up with individual video modules. Each module helps you learn how to make the core parts of your relationship better. Through the app, you can take a deep dive into topics like communication, love languages, sex and intimacy, resolving conflicts, and understanding spousal differences. The videos are really entertaining and include research-based therapeutic techniques to effectively help you create the marriage you’ve always longed for.
These additional tools are just a few of the amazing features of this app:
- Marriage Meeting Agendas
- The Clearing Structure
- Guided Meditations
- Love Languages Quiz
- Vision Boards
- BattleStrip Game
- What I Love About You
- 20 Ways to Show Love
- Conversation Starters, and an Our Foreplay List
One of our favorite features about the Get Your Marriage On! App is the ability you have to sync your app with your spouse. When you sync your apps together, you can see each other’s goals, lists, vision boards and tons more. It also allows you unlimited access to their extensive library of resources. These features do require the paid premium version of the app, but at only $2.99/month per couple ($39.99 annually) it is honestly worth every single penny! You can download it on Apple or Android.
Finances for Couples: The Honeydue App
Honeydue is one of the best most intuitive finance apps for couples. And it is FREE! *Cue bonus happy dance.* My husband and I, like most couples, are guilty of arguing over finances from time to time. The Honeydue app is the tool to help us sort things out and create transparency and simplicity between us.
Like many other personal finance/budgeting apps, you can link all your financial accounts with Honeydue. This includes personal and business bank accounts, loans, credit cards, savings and investment accounts – everything. Honeydue supports over 20,000 financial institutions over five different countries. Pretty cool, right?
One of our favorite features of Honeydue is the way we can set our budget for all our custom spending categories. You can track every single transaction through all the accounts you sync without having to log in to all those accounts individually. This is a brilliant time-saver for us! You can also set budget reminders for specific bill due dates or even to remind you when you are within a certain amount of your spending goal for the month. I personally love being able to see everything neatly organized where I can track everything in real-time, too.
The app also gives you the capability of chatting with your partner about certain transactions or anything else related to your accounts. (You can even send your spouse an encouraging heart emoji or thumbs up for staying within your budget, which is a nice little pat on the back. ;)) It’s all about the little things, am I right?
Basically, Honeydue keeps us on track and it does it beautifully- for FREE.
Parenting, the Positive Way – Amy McCready’s Positive Parenting Solutions App
OK, so… Parenting with another person, who is your complete opposite, definitely has its challenges. Amy McCready’s Positive Parenting Solutions (Link to Webinar video) program has been an absolute lifesaver – both for us as a couple and for our kids. And just a little disclaimer – if you are ready for an eye-opening experience, I have never ever learned more about myself as a parent than with this single program. You have been warned…
We started using the PPS program when our oldest was about two and a half years old. Now, she is seven, and we have two other kiddos who have different personalities, likes, dislikes and handle situations in completely different ways. PPS taught my husband and me how to parent as one. It brought our parenting styles together in the best way and helped us realize how our styles were affecting our kids (and each other) both positively and negatively. Now, the initial process was a little unnerving and took us a bit by surprise, but I couldn’t be more grateful for the information I’ve gained about myself and my husband.
Getting into the app itself:
It is an extension of the online program that does require a paid membership. (Though you can check out the free webinar here – it is awesome!) With that said, I cannot recommend a parenting tool more highly and here’s why –
In short, Positive Parenting Solutions became our way of interacting with our kids that encourages healthy communication and boundaries. It promotes honesty, self-sufficiency, belonging, significance, responsibility, and strengthens our relationship with our kids on a daily basis. It also shows my husband and me how our parenting styles are complementary to each other and where we might be able to improve with our communication or parenting strategy.
Within the app, you can:
- review each of the sessions within the program
- check out any specialty modules or the expert parenting series
- link to the extremely helpful PPS Facebook Group
- download/review any related parenting articles to the sessions
- get copies of the workbooks for those particular sessions and so much more
I love how user-friendly the app is; the latest version is much more intuitive. It’s like having a parenting expert in my pocket that I can reference 24/7. What parent doesn’t want that?! This program has drastically changed how we parent our kids in the best way we could have ever imagined. Whether you are a single parent, married, divorced, have one kid, or twenty – we cannot recommend it enough! Click here to download for Apple and Android.
Communicate the way your Spouse can Understand you – LoveNudge App for Couples
The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said. The art of reading between the lines is a life-long quest of the wise. – Shannon L. Adler
Communication between couples is a necessary part of living a life together. Without effective communication, our goals, responsibilities, mutual respect, and happiness can erode over time – this results in regret, bitterness, and resentment that will eventually break even the strongest of relationships. With that said, learning to communicate in a way your spouse will understand is one of the best things you can ever do for your relationship. We will take a deeper dive into communication in a future article, but for now, let’s just focus on the app.
This is where LoveNudge comes in –
We have all heard of Dr. Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages, right? Well, this app takes those love languages up to the next level with its intuitive breakdown that will make it easier for any couple to get on the same page with their love communication.
With LoveNudge, you can do some pretty cool stuff, like:
- Learn the Languages with a comprehensive overview and simple videos
- Take the Love Languages quiz with your spouse
- Check out the bookstore with books from Dr. Chapman’s Love Languages universe
- Assess your and your spouse’s personal Love Tank
- Create goals based on your spouse’s personal Love Language
- View daily, weekly and annual statistics based on your assessments and goals
You can even connect to your partner and let them view your Love Language specifics all within the app.
Truth be told, this is a more recent addition to our app collection for couples. However, it has been a game-changer in how we can communicate and identify ways to make each other feel loved. And best of all, it is completely FREE. You can download it here.
Give your Relationship the Love it Deserves- Ultimate Intimacy App
Every marriage deserves love and emotional/physical intimacy between spouses. This app is the perfect companion to encouraging a healthy sexual relationship between married couples. It has several different sections and resources and is designed perfectly to help couples take their relationship and intimacy goals to a whole new level.
One of our favorite parts of this app is that all the content is clean, Christian-friendly and completely respectful. It does go into detail, but you don’t have to worry about any overly-explicit, raunchy or graphic content. With that said, there are so many cool features of this app!
The Ultimate Intimacy app has some great conversation starters on tons of topics like marriage and intimacy (obviously haha), finance, family, spiritual and other topics to help couples get to know each other better.
The main features of The Ultimate intimacy app include:
- An intimacy game with multiple romantic levels.
- A resource section full of articles, techniques, and ideas to strengthen the physical and emotional intimacy in your marriage.
- The Language of Love quiz (but we prefer to use the one in the Get Your Marriage On! Or LoveNudge apps)
- An Intimate Extras section where you can create your intimate bucket lists, send sexy texts or invites to your spouse, and even take things up a notch with their Fantasy Escapes soundtracks.
- Plus there are over 200+ non-graphic intimate positions to spice things up in the bedroom.
In the paid version of the app, you have the ability to sync across devices between you and your spouse and chat within the app itself. My husband and I just use the free version, but the paid version is only $6.99 for an annual membership or a one-time purchase of $15.99 USD.
This app is a great tool to have in your sexy back pocket for date nights, snuggly nights in or just to have an open and honest conversation with your spouse about upping the range of your physical and emotional intimacy. Check it out on the Google Play and Apple App stores here.
In the end, most married couples will tell you that creating a blissful, successful marriage takes more than a cell phone and a few, albeit amazing, apps. You have to put in the effort to make it work! While it might be difficult to sort things out and get on the same page initially, it is completely worth every minute. Take a quick second to inventory your physical, emotional, spiritual connections with your spouse and note where things are great and where you might be lacking. Acknowledging where improvements can be made is the first step to creating the healthy, loving, and lasting relationship you and your spouse deserve.
What are your favorite marriage related tips and tricks? We love hearing what you have to say and we can all benefit from your brilliance. Comment below with your suggestions!