Think back to when you and your spouse were dating. Kissing one another was probably very common in your relationship. It came easily and made the sparks fly. How about now? After settling into the pattern of marriage and life together kissing may not be quite as frequent, but it is still just as important. Here are some great ideas about the importance of kissing in marriage.
The Importance of Kissing in Marriage
Kissing Is a Quick Way to Keep You Centered
Many couples find themselves running in a million different directions each and every day. Despite the best of efforts, it’s easy to go an entire day without having the opportunity to have a conversation with your spouse, let alone foster your physical connection. A quick kiss hello and again before you fly out the door is a simple, quick way to remind each other of your feelings and to keep you focused on your marriage.
Kissing Keeps You Calm (and Makes You Happier!)
Each day’s events, stressors, etc. can take a toll on the strongest of people. The expectations that each of us has on us can sometimes seem overwhelming. It has been proven that kissing causes each of us to emit oxytocin, a hormone that decreases stress and helps us to feel more connected. So the next time you feel that you can’t handle the load on your shoulders, take the time to stop and kiss your spouse. You’ll come away feeling less stressed and ready to take on that to-do list.
Kissing Will Help You Through Challenges
As you and your spouse have occasional disagreements, kissing one another will help in resolving the issue. It will help bring you back to your relationship, will help you both calm down and, once more focused, will help you to think through your solution together.
Next time you have a heated discussion, stop it in its tracks, take a deep breath and give each other a kiss. Then continue your conversation in a non-aggressive, kind way. You may just find that the conversation is much more positive once you’ve reconnected with one another.
Kissing Keeps the Romance Going
Romance often goes by the wayside once couples have gotten more settled into life together. There isn’t as much time spent on ways to keep romance in the air and, left unattended, your marriage can begin feeling as though you’re just two people living in the same home. A kiss is a wonderful way to bring the romance back. It doesn’t require a trip to the store or an elaborate plan…it is a simple exchange that will help you both remember the love you share.
Kissing Each Other Brings Security
Kissing each other on a regular basis will bring security to your whole family. It will help you to remember that you and your spouse are there for one another and will help you to be secure in the strength of your relationship.
It will also help your children to know that your family is secure and that you will always be a team. In a day and age when so many marriages end in divorce, providing your children with the knowledge that their parents are very much in love with one another will help them to feel safe and secure.
It Keeps You on Your Toes
Remember the butterflies that you felt when you were dating? …the giddy feeling that you had when you knew that he/she was the one? Kissing your husband/wife will bring back those sparks and connection, making you feel as though you’ve stepped back in time to when you were a new couple. If ever you feel like it’s been awhile since you’ve felt those sparks, a kiss or two will bring them right back.
Do you have other ideas about the importance of kissing in marriage? Please share your thoughts.