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  1. Emily
    May 20, 2014

    Yes, yes, and yes!!

    You missed one – the “we thought we were alone but there appears to be a 4yo climbing us and trying to join in the hug.” We seem to get that one a lot around here. (but it’s probably not essential!)

    • Sheila
      May 20, 2014

      Ha!!!! That is too funny.

    • Joy
      May 20, 2014

      We do that one almost every morning! Maybe that can link to a separate post called, “How to get affection from your kids” – the answer? Start kissing Daddy! :) Obviously this will probably only work til a certain age!
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      • Sheila
        May 20, 2014

        I love that! And I totally remember those days, too. It really did work!

  2. Sheela
    May 20, 2014

    I never used to kiss my hubby goodbye in the morning, because I just did my makeup-lipstick included and didn’t want to get it on him. So instead, I started putting on my lipstick once I got into the car (not while driving!) and I have found it is so nice to start my day with that physical connection. Hubby noticed too! A small shift in routine, yielded big results.

    • Sheila
      May 20, 2014

      Great advice!

  3. purplecandy
    May 20, 2014

    I love it ! :)
    We might not be good at a lot of things, but we sure are good at kissing ! That post reminded me of so many great moments…

    Oh, and for Emily : we have the “family hug” we do with the kids, we hug each other, and kiss each other on the cheeks all at the same time… luckily we’re just four, but it must be very fun to do even with a larger family ;)

  4. RW
    May 20, 2014

    Oh I remember the “It’s alright kiss!” I had 2 miscarriages and I remember the first one my husband kissing me on the head as I bawled and I felt a drop from up further than my eyes and realized it was his tear. It didn’t make it any less sad just made me feel less alone. Gives me a lump in my throat just thinking about it.

    • Polly
      May 23, 2014

      Gives me a lump in my throat, too. Thank you for sharing such a tender moment with us.
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  5. The Baby Mama
    May 21, 2014

    I don’t think – in fact, I know – that hubby and I don’t kiss enough. Not nearly enough. Thank you for this post!
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  6. Scarlett
    May 21, 2014

    Sadly, there’s another one, and it’s the ‘obligatory kiss,’ which only lasts about a second but brings about feelings of duty, sadness and loss of hope. If that’s the only kind you have, is it worth doing?

  7. Polly
    May 23, 2014

    Such a wonderful post that gets me to thinking — we don’t kiss enough. With six kids between the ages of 3 and 12 years old, we’re doing well to even see each other before passing out for the night. Add into that the combination of an early bird married to a night owl, and I’m thinking we need to be super-intentional to get these kisses in. Sounds like a good challenge for this week to spice things up!!
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    • Sheila
      May 23, 2014

      Amen! I hope the challenge does wonders for you both!

  8. Leanne
    May 24, 2014

    I unfortunately have a bit of a problem… My hubby stubbornly refuses to brush his teeth. We’ll, as I’m sure you can imagine, that doesn’t make me too enthusiastic about kissing… Any advice on how to motivate him? He used to brush his teeth before we got married, but dropped all pretense of cleanliness less than a month after we were married.

  9. Michael
    June 12, 2014

    The one Kiss to avoid, or minimize, is to kiss your spouse like they are your child. Example, on the top of the head.

  10. Dianne
    July 23, 2014

    I would like to say for those of you “young” in marriage years…kissing is very important. My hubby and I have been married 27 years. We were always involved in our kids activities…coaching football, coaching cheerleading, AWANAs leaders, everything. We started out as a young couple kissing all the time. Then as the kids activities increased, work increased, life increased…we slowed down kissing and eventually stopped. We love each other very much but we were so busy we forgot to take time for each other. Now that our 3 children are grown and have families of their own, it has taken us a LONG time to get back to us. We kind of looked at each other after the last child left the nest and I think we both said “Who are you?” lol. So some advice from a long married couple…don’t forget that to connect with your spouse every day one on one face to face.

  11. Amanda
    July 23, 2014

    I can’t wait to give my husband a hello you’ve been deployed for 6 months kiss and get all these kisses into routine :)

  12. Casey
    July 24, 2014

    This is a great reminder! I will be reading this article to my husband and we will definitely utilize the advice ;) I did want to address Michael’s comment about not kissing your spouse like they are a child…I’m really not sure that’s possible, at least from a wife’s point of view. For example, my husband will sometimes kiss me on the forehead as if to say “Everything will be ok, I am here for you and I love you”. It just lets me know he cares and I’m not alone, always makes me feel better :)

  13. NK
    September 5, 2014

    What if your husband just hates kissing? But your dying for some affection..

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