“Did You Kiss Your Spouse Today?”
A few weeks ago my husband and I were driving to a restaurant in DC for a date night. We found a parking space a little ways away from the restaurant, so we had to walk a couple of blocks to get to our destination. While we were walking, we passed by one restaurant that had seating outside. There was a couple sitting outside passionately kissing at the table. The kiss was so passionate that I thought, “they need to take that to a private room.” I also thought, they probably aren’t married, but why did I think that? That’s not a good thought. However, I had to check myself and ask, “when was the last time that you passionately kissed your husband?” Any type of kiss is a blessing (a kiss on the cheek, a quick kiss on the lips or a passionate long kiss) but this week I want to challenge all of the married couples to take your kissing to another level.
Did you know that kissing is beneficial? Something as simple as joining your lips and your tongue with your husband or wife on a daily basis can be so beneficial. Kissing is powerful! The more affectionate and passionate you are with the kiss the better. But why is it that we see young people or young couples passionately kissing in public, on television but rarely see married couples passionately kissing? It’s like after we have been married for a while we take each other for granted. Often times, married couples are doing the bare minimum with a good-bye/hello kiss and some are not kissing at all. Let’s work on this and start kissing frequently, longer and more passionately. Have fun with it!
Now before you take on this challenge, there are a few things that you should do before kissing. My husband says he doesn’t care about this but I do. (LOL!) Be sure that you have fresh breath. If possible, brush your teeth, use mouth wash, put a mint in your mouth or chew some gum to freshen your breath. Stinky breath is a good way to turn off the kissing mood.
Research has found that kissing is good for your health. Based on various studies, here are a few benefits to kissing.
- Kissing is fun!
- Kissing helps to reduce blood pressure.
- Kissing relieves cramps and headaches.
- Kissing helps to fight cavities.
- Kissing increases your happy hormones.
- Kissing burns a few calories . You can burn 8 to 16 calories per smooch.
- Kissing boosts self-esteem.
- Kissing can stimulate you to be even more intimate. (This is why I am specifically encouraging married couples to take the kissing to another level) I don’t encourage passionate premarital kissing.
In conclusion, kissing is a great way to express love and affection to your spouse. Song of Solomon 1:2 says “Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth; for thy love is better than wine.” Make your spouse’s day and kiss like its your last time!
Until next week . . .