Kiss Unselfishly

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2016

Six ways to love your wife

Key Bible Verse: Kiss me tenderly! Your love is better than wine. (Song of Songs 1:2, CEV)

Dig Deeper: Song of Songs 4:1-10

Kiss your wife anytime and anyplace. On her cheek. On her neck, On her forehead. In the kitchen. On the porch. In the car. In the supermarket aisle. When she looks beautiful. When she doesn’t.

Once in a while, hold her face gently in your hands and look at her for a full five seconds before kissing her.

Kiss across the room. Secret blown kisses between a husband and wife create a nice way to connect during a family gathering, yard sale, or kid’s birthday party.

Kiss your wife in front of the kids. They need to know that passion is a viable option within a committed marriage. Your kids don’t see that often on TV. Further, kissing your wife in plain sight builds a sense of security for your children in a world in which many of their peers have unstable family relationships. By the way, you know you’re doing it right if your third-grader says, “Ewww” or your teenager says, “Get a room.”

Don’t kiss your wife only when you want something. Do kiss her unselfishly. Make your kisses a frequent, loving gift delivered with absolutely no agenda.

– Jay Payleitner in 52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands

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