Yesterday, everything that I watched, read, or listened to had to do with relationships (Valentines Day). I saved this post for today – but it comes from some of the Valentines Day chatter from yesterday.
I listened to an interview yesterday, and they gave the 10 ten tips for relationships. One of the tips had to do with a texting relationships. There were all of these rules about how the face to face interaction must outnumber the text, and how the texts should just be informational and not conversational.
It is as if the texting relationship was somewhat ‘not real’ or not as good as a face to face one.
Well, the interaction with just words is very real. You can form very intimate bonds by just reading words. There is power in text. There is power in words.
Think about your interaction with the Bible or whatever religious book that you read and study, the words are potent. People memorize the words, and the words change you on the inside.
A text can deepen a relationship – even in the absence of a face to face interaction. Sure – lots of cues are missed, but relationships still deepen.