To pucker or not to pucker…that is the question.

Oh the things I hear teenagers say in my house. I don’t know how it started, but the topic of kissing came up. I heard many arguments for kissing:

It takes practice to get it right…

Kissing is not sex so it’s no big deal…

You might not like a guy after you kiss him so it’s best to try it out early…

If I’m honest, when I was their age, I felt the same about kissing. I can’t count how many times I said, “It’s just a kiss,” to my mom.

As I’ve grown well beyond the hormone-charged years of my teens, my thoughts on the subject have changed. I’ve come to realize that kisses are only as precious as you make them.

I understand to treat kisses like sex, to only do either until you are married, is not a realistic possibility. But you need to understand, the value of your kisses diminish with every one you give away. Just like overprinted money loses value, kisses given to every boy you meet aren’t worth much. You’ll be much happier in the long run if you make your kisses as rare and special as you are.

About janelleevans

I'm a sleep deprived mother of three. I create young adult novels from the voices in my head.
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