Recently we were reading Day 14 called PUCKER UP. The final challenge of the devotion was: everyday this week, kiss for at least fifteen seconds. And see how much more fun you have!
Well, I am up to the challenge!
For our first kiss, I said to my husband, “Who should do the counting?” We laughed as he did a count out loud to our fifteen seconds. Honestly, it was special and I wanted more! I realized how little time we spend kissing. We snuggle often but kissing is different, it ensures that the distractions are few and you are entirely focused on each other.
Here is a three minute video with Dr. Wendy L Hill, Dean of Faculty, and Professor of Neuroscience at Lafayette College explaining the benefits of kissing and holding hands in relationships.
I think this kissing thing might just be what the Dr. ordered.
According to Wikipedia:
Cortisol is a steriod hormone; produced by the adrenal gland. It is released in response to stress and a low level of blood glucocorticoids. Its primary functions are to increase blood sugar; suppress the immune system; and aid in fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism. It also decreases bone formation.
It has been three days now since we were able to reconnect with our 15 second kisses. I think this will be one habit that I will want to keep on keepin on.
You can read the entire devotional here: A Godly Home
“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth . . . ” Song of Solomon 1:3