To Kiss Or Not To Kiss

To Kiss Or Not To Kiss

Okay, I know some people will differ here, but I am only sharing my belief and thoughts. It might help someone who needs some sincere answers, but do not get upset and speak harsh words if it does not go down well with you, just skip this post and read the next. With that out of the way…now down to the post.

I interact a lot with single friends and relatives and they always ask why they cannot kiss their fiancé or fiancée. We all know that the Bible is very clear on abstinence until marriage (Hebrews 13:4), we also know that fornication or adultery is not acceptable in God’s kingdom (1 Corinthians 6:9). But the word or act of kissing is not specifically mentioned. So why do I think it is not proper to kiss one whom you are dating or courting?

1. I believe that kissing (the interlocking and inter mingling of lips and tongues) is all part of the sexual intercourse process. Just like touching and fiddling with each other’s’ bodies. Or is it not?

2. Some say they can kiss as long as they do not have sex.  But continuous kissing, no matter how strong you are, will keep weakening your defences and one day bam! You will commit the act of fornication. Do not give the devil an opportunity to cause you to defile your marriage bed.

Ephesians 4:27 (GW)
Don’t give the devil any opportunity to work.

Kissing has the tendencies to make you want more…

3. Kissing will always leave something in your heart: lust. We can all agree that lust is sin, and the truth is that when you kiss, it leaves all your sexual hormones hanging in the air and you will keep thinking of what it might have been like having sex with the person, you start imagining “stuff” and that is lust.

Matthew 5:28 (ERV)

But I tell you that if a man looks at a woman and wants to sin sexually with her, he has already committed that sin with her in his mind.

Matthew Henry has this to say about this verse:
We are here taught, that there is such a thing as heart-adultery, adulterous thoughts and dispositions, which never proceed to the act of adultery or FORNICATION; and perhaps the defilement which these give to the soul… Whosoever looketh on a woman (not only another man’s wife, as some would have it, but any woman), to lust after her, has committed adultery with her in his heart, Mat_5:28. This command forbids not only the acts of fornication and adultery, but, (1.) All appetites to them, all lusting after the forbidden object; this is the beginning of the sin, lust conceiving (Jam_1:15); it is a bad step towards the sin; and where the lust is dwelt upon and approved, and the wanton desire is rolled under the tongue as a sweet morsel, it is the commission of sin, as far as the heart can do it; there wants nothing but convenient opportunity for the sin itself.

4. I believe that kissing is a very special thing, and some kind of exchange occurs when you kiss. Saliva exchange, which goes just beyond physical contact which I believe, should be saved until your wedding day. When you kiss someone, you are giving yourself to that person and that sort of giving according to my understanding of scriptures should wait until after marriage, when you can then freely and legally give your bodies to yourselves. When you “join” with some, you become one with the person. (1 Corinthians 6:16)

So when you kiss this person you are making yourself one with the person before you are “legally” pronounced as “one”. 

5. You can decide to give yourselves something to look forward to, something to get really excited about on your wedding day. You know, when you do all the kissing and touching, there is really no excitement about “that kiss” anymore. 

My first kiss with my husband took place after we had said our vows, before God and the Church, and I tell you, it felt very special, it was like a seal upon our vows and our hearts. I prepared for it and was anticipating…

You too can make it special, you can decide to wait for that day when you say to him or her, you have me from now on, all of me…

Genesis 2:24
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Make it special!!!What do you think about this? Scroll further down to the comment box and share your thoughts…

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  1. Please what if I have already endulge myself in such act several times how do I rectify my mistakes

    1. Read this article again and practice what you read. You can win this!

  2. Thanks for this post. please how can I tell my fiancé that I don’t want to continue in kissing and romance again?
    it really sadden my heart cos am scared one day we might end up having sex. how do I tell him am nor happy. Please email me.

  3. thanks ma for this piece..its really eye-opening and has major truth contents in it..u can not successful kiss someone and not crave the appetite to go a step should be taken more seriously than the ‘sex-act’ which people already believe that its an automatic sin

    1. Praise God! Kissing is part of sexual intimacy and must be treated as such. Waiting like God commands has tremendous benefits. Thanks a lot for coming by, I am grateful you were inspired, please come back again and have a super blessed day!

  4. As always this topic is very very important and will definitely act as a guide to what is the right christian path to take for those that are in courtship. We must keep ourselves in remembrance and be alerted of the tricks of the “wicked one”. The stain of the food you did not eat should be found on your lips. It is dangerous to start a fire that you can NOT quench/douse.
    Thank you very much man for this post.

    1. The enemy is full of tricks indeed. Now we know better.
      Thanks for coming by bro, I am so sorry for this very late response.

  5. Thank you so much ma for always being a great blessing,it is really sad that youths of today are putting the cart before the horse,the word of God says we should flee from every appearances of evil,it is ungodly to kiss someone you are not legally married to.

    1. I am so sorry, I didn’t realize I had not responded to this.
      Putting the cart before the horse destroys the plan certainly and cripples the transportation. God help us not to cripple our marriages before they even begin.

  6. I commend you for being confident and firm in your beliefs. I strongly, but respectfully, disagree. I think that a kiss can be pure and fill two hearts more fully with love than lust. I don’t get into religious debates, but I feel our purpose both on Earth and in Heaven is to expand love throughout the universe. If a kiss can do that, then so be it!

    1. It is okay if you think kissing expands love. But my opinion is based on God and His word, different from what the world thinks and I understand perfectly!
      Thanks a lot for coming by and leaving this thought, I pray you have a super blessed day!

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