The Six-Second Kiss


Jani Ortland offers a suggestion for couples to help them show daily affection for each other.

“Scarcely had I passed them when I found him whom my soul loves.  I held him and would not let him go...” Song of Solomon 3:4

What can six seconds do for you? Woman to woman, let me encourage you that just six seconds a day can help safeguard your marriage.

How you say goodbye as you and your husband begin your day can help you build a lifelong romance. Ray and I send each other off each morning with a six-second kiss, and after 39 years of marriage, I highly recommend it!

It all started after years of a quick shout from somewhere near the back door, “Goodbye, honey. See you tonight...” which left us both wanting more. It stopped when we decided that before we went out to face our day we would scout the other out, wrap each other up in a warm embrace, and begin our day with an intimate, very married, six-second kiss.

Try it. Tomorrow when you say goodbye, take your husband’s face in your hands. Look deeply into his eyes. Ask him to hold you for just six seconds.  Tell him you love him. Admire him. Tell him you can’t wait until the day is done and you’ll have time together again, and then kiss him like you mean it.  

Go ahead. Try it! Your young children will grow up feeling secure in the love between their parents. Your adolescents will blush and groan and hope their friends don’t see you. Your teens will hope that someday they can build a marriage like yours. And if there are no children around? Hmm, now there’s an interesting situation!

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