We heard an interesting discussion between some marriage counselors on the radio the other day. Apparently, passionate kissing at least 15 seconds per day will revitalize youthful love for one another. We decided to give it a try, so we laid it on one another in the living room.
Micah walked by. “That is just sick!” he said.
Chris returned, “Kisses like that is one reason you exist.”
“That is just sicker!” he laughed.
Our love for one another is awesome already, but the kissing has added a bit of flair lately. Micah and his siblings will groan and turn their heads, but we’re not fooled to think they’re serious. They laugh and giggle about it. They know their parents love each other, and we’d argue that healthy displays of affection validate that love for the children.
The radio discussion we heard revealed an ugly reality: hardly any marriage participated in passionate kissing at all. And everyday was virtually unheard of. Perhaps parents have come up with some reasons:
- It’s inappropriate in front of the children.
- There’s a time for affection, and that time is always later.
- Affection belongs in the bedroom, closed door, lights off, etc.
Or perhaps parents are just busy. We’ve been laying it on each other lately – which has been fun – but before we heard the radio discussion, we wouldn’t have concurred to every day.
The result of such thinking? Stiff and stale of love, marriages too busy to stop and enjoy some physical chemistry. This lack of love pours into the home. A little bit of passionate kissing may be what you need to spice things up in your house.
Think of the loving atmosphere you want your home to have. You want your children to love each other, you want you and your spouse to love one another, you want everyone to love God with joy. This takes loving action. Maybe…
A passionate kiss every day – and some right there in the midst of the hustle and bustle of living room life – is the perfect display of Love in the House.
Give it a try, and tell us what you think in the comment section below.